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The seven-story "Homage to Cincinnatus" mural on the north-facing side of the Kroger headquarters downtown is undergoing a full restoration. ArtWorks and the Thomas Melvin Studio are doing the restoration project. Artist Richard Haas was commissioned by Kroger to paint the mural in 1983, to honor the company's 100 year anniversary. Richard Haas is in Cincinnati to review restoration progress of “"Homage to Cincinnatus,"” and joins us in the studio to discuss his work.

Last Friday, Ohio lawmakers sent Governor John Kasich their proposed two-year, $71.2 billion state operating budget.

Since its discovery in 1739, Big Bone Lick in Boone County has drawn the attention of naturalists and paleontologists from around the world. The first organized paleontological excavation in North America was conducted there in 1807.

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With the opening of six stations in Covington last Tuesday, Red Bike is now available on both sides of the Ohio River and now has 50 stations in Greater Cincinnati. Since its launch last September, more than 46,000 rides have been logged on Red Bike.

After years of legal limbo for same-sex couples in four states including Ohio and Kentucky, the U.S. Supreme Court has reversed an appeals court decision, deciding that same-sex couples have the right to marry in all 50 states. Attorney Jennifer Branch, partner with Gerhardstein & Branch, lead counsel in two of the six consolidated cases collectively known as Obergefell v.

Wall Street still seems to be bullish on the markets, but historically the summer months have not been kind to stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average posted slight losses in June and August, and slight gains in July, on average over the last 20 years. Many analysts are at odds over what this summer will bring for the markets.

Marian Spencer was born in 1920 in Gallipolis, Ohio, one year after the “Red Summer” of 1919 that saw an upsurge in race riots and lynchings. Following the example of her grandfather, an ex-slave and community leader, Ms. Spencer joined the NAACP at thirteen and grew up to achieve not only a number of civic leadership firsts here in her adopted home of Cincinnati, but a legacy of lasting civil rights victories. Ohio University Press has just released the biography, “Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer,” written by Dorothy Christenson. She and Marian Spencer join us this afternoon.

WVXU, Elizabeth Kibler

We're already experiencing some of the intense heat and extended dry spells we usually associate with late July and early August, broken-up by heavy downpours that can temporarily swamp container gardens and flower beds. Gardening in our climate can be a challenge, the trick is choosing the proper plants and knowing what they need to stay healthy and to grow.

The Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, or MARCC, consists of 17 member judicatories, the local, decision-making bodies of national denominations, of diverse faith backgrounds. The organization has been influential in social and human rights issues since the 1960's.

People'’s Liberty awards Globe Grants three times a year to individuals ready to transform the People's Liberty Elm Street storefront into pop-up experiences and bold installations.

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