Cincinnati Edition

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.

Thousands of people will descend on the Kentucky Speedway this weekend to take part in Tough Mudder. It's an obstacle course challenge that its organizer says is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork.

  Last week the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency issued an Air Quality Advisory, what used to be called a smog alert, for our region, the first of this year.

  Terrorists have certainly existed, here and in other countries, long before September 11, 2001. But since 9-11, deaths caused by terrorist attacks worldwide have increased 60%. Even with today’s heightened vigilance and increased efforts to combat terrorism, most of us had never heard of ISIS or ISIL just a year ago. 

  Last week, Vision 2015, the organization charged with developing and managing Northern Kentucky’s strategic plan, unveiled the myNKY plan, the region's blueprint for the next five years. Vision 2015 also announced a new name for the organization: Skyward

Here to discuss the myNKY plan and Skyward is William Scheyer, president of Skyward, formerly known as Vision 2015.

Over-the-Rhine has transformed into one of Cincinnati'’s most vibrant neighborhoods, for both residents and tourists to the city. Now you can stroll through OTR and learn more about its German heritage and architecture, with the Over-the-Rhine Tour Guide: Cincinnati's Historic German District, Over-the-Rhine, and Environs.

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