For three decades, Xavier University's Sister Rose Ann Fleming has been a force behind the school's extraordinary academic record for its men's basketball players. Since she started Xavier's academic advising program, every player who reached his final year of eligibility has graduated.
Dealing with the stresses and tragedies that often come with police work requires a special type of mental toughness, but there are times when even those who protect us daily need some assistance. The Cincinnati Police Department's independently contracted psychologist, Dr. James Daum, is profiled in the November issue of Cincinnati Magazine and he joins us to talk about the work he does to help officers cope with the challenges unique to their job.
We all know the environmental importance of trees. And most homeowners realize they have a significant intrinsic worth as well. The right tree in the proper setting can define a landscape and add significantly to a home's resale value. This is the perfect time of year to plant or relocate trees, but picking, positioning and planting a tree takes some careful thought and planning.
The days are getting shorter, darker, and colder as we head into winter, so what better time to think about sprucing up your house with some nice decorations for the holiday season. We're going to talk about the importance of bringing natural materials into the home to brighten the dark days of winter and add to the holiday festivities plus classes you can take to create your own masterpieces. Joining us from the Civic Garden Center are Bennett Dowling, horticulturist, and Jan Simms, the volunteer coordinator and florist.
The Monarch butterfly has been studied universally from its captivating metamorphosis to its amazing 2,500-mile migration. But within just the past decade, there has been a staggering 97% decrease in the butterfly's population. Today we'll discuss this startling decrease and the Milkweed to Monarchs program that our own Cincinnati Nature Center is undertaking to help reverse the decline. Joining us are Bill Hopple, executive director and Bill Creasey, chief naturalist & adult program manager.