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Starting in the 1960s, South Korea began its transformation into an industrial powerhouse with a highly skilled workforce. Its population more than doubled between the time the Korean War ended in 1953 and the start of the 21st century. Today this country of 51 million people is thriving, despite decades of tension with North Korea. 

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The young man accused of plowing his car into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, has local ties. The attack is spurring national conversation about hate groups, some of which are actively recruiting here in Ohio. Taxpayers have invested more than $135 million into the Banks development. Ten years later, there's still work to be done. All good things come to an end as FC Cincinnati proves in the Open Cup run.

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What happens in Vegas started in Newport, Kentucky. The city was known as "America's Playground" from the 1920's to the 1960's, a hotbed for a criminal underworld of casinos, brothels and mobsters. The Sin City of the south didn't last forever. With reform movements, the election of a new sheriff and an FBI raid ordered by U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Newport began to clean up its act.

The Growing Mission Of The Ronald McDonald House

Aug 16, 2017
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Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House is a “home away from home” for families with critically ill children receiving medical treatment. The House surrounds families with support and a sense of normalcy in a trying time. 

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It started with a break-in at Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in 1972, and ended with the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. White House Counsel John Dean soon found himself embroiled in the Watergate scandal and eventually testified against Nixon in Congressional hearings.  Dean is in Ohio this week speaking to the Ohio State Bar Association about the lessons learned from Watergate and the parallels to the Trump White House.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Information

Aug 15, 2017

Coming Monday, August 21, the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse is expected to be one of the most viewed astronomical events ever! It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years.

With the path of totality (full darkness) stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, each of the 48 contiguous states will experience some percentage of the eclipse. In the Greater Cincinnati area, we will be around 90% coverage.

There are right and wrong (very wrong) ways to view an eclipse.  Please take a look at this information from our friends at the Cincinnati Observatory to make sure you are ready to safely enjoy the eclipse.

To know more about eclipses, safe viewing options, terminology, some personal experiences and more, we have three great listening options for you:

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According to a 2011 American Express survey, 78% of consumers fail to complete a transaction or don't make an intended purchase because of a poor service experience. The survey also found that most of those lost customers don't make a complaint, so companies don't get the chance to immediately win them back.

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Once the home of influential anti-slavery author Harriet Beecher Stowe, the Stowe House in Walnut Hills is recognized as a site on the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.  Planning is underway for restoration work on the 184-year-old house located at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Gilbert Avenue.

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You'll know it by the iconic “Painted Ladies.” Cincinnati's oldest neighborhood is dotted with the colorful, Victorian homes residing up and down the Tusculum hills. Nestled in the Ohio River Valley, Columbia Tusculum, established in 1788, is full of history.

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Last August during a torrential downpour the building housing Melodic Connections flooded with more than four feet of water, damaging furniture, musical instruments and equipment, and forcing the music therapy-based nonprofit to find a new home.

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This week the parents of an 8-year-old boy who committed suicide filed a wrongful death suit against Cincinnati Public Schools. Cincinnati City Council approved the controversial expansion of Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Avondale. FC Cincinnati continues to attract sell-out crowds and still hopes to build a new stadium. And Bruce Willis is back in town filming his next movie.

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Do you hold unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that influence your actions? That's what the Harvard Implicit Association Test is meant to expose. 

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There are more than 76 million Baby Boomers living in the United States according to 2014 Census data. Despite this aging population, there is a knowledge and experience gap when it comes to caring for seniors. For younger generations, understanding and caring for older adults is a key component of work and home life.

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Women make up roughly half of the workforce but a far smaller percentage of the executive roles in American companies and they still earn 80 percent of what men earn for equivalent work. Adding to the gender gap, employers can find it hard to retain female employees, even among top talent, after women start families.

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A routine exam leads doctors to discover a blood clot above Arizona Senator John McCain's left eye. A biopsy reveals the senator has glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. Each year 12,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with this type tumor. Most die within two years.

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