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Imagine waking up to breakfast and informative talks from those in the creative industry; that'’s precisely what the lecture series CreativeMornings offers. It’'s a free monthly event that takes place in cities all across the country, including Cincinnati.

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A hundred years ago, the residents of Cincinnati voted to begin work on a subway system to ease downtown traffic. But after 6 miles of infrastructure and 2.2 miles of underground tunnels were completed, the project came to a halt.

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The recent crisis in Flint, Michigan brought attention to how many water pipes in America are made of lead, — but lead exists elsewhere and exposure to it can cause serious health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the most common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paint and contaminated dust in old buildings.

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Many people considered the Rabbit Hash General Store as the heart of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, the tiny Ohio River town visited by thousands of people each year. A working store since 1831, the Rabbit Hash General Store was destroyed by fire last February.

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Jeannine Glista is co-creator of Biz Kid$, a national financial educational initiative based on the Emmy Award-winning TV series of the same name. She and co-authors James McKenna and Matt Fontaine recently published a guide about money for kids, How To Turn $100 Into $1,000,000: Earn! Invest! Save!.

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Named one of the best books of 2015, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’'s Opiate Epidemic by journalist Sam Quinones, provides a detailed look at the opiate epidemic devastating much of America today. Mr. Quinones tracks the origins of the heroin crisis, the dramatic growth of opiate abuse and its tragic devastation.

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The heroin epidemic is taking a terrible toll on families and straining health providers, social service agencies and the legal system, nationally and here in Greater Cincinnati. People and organizations on both sides of the Ohio river have been working together to combat the dramatic rise in drug abuse and provide addicts and their families with the care and help they need.

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In addition to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, there are eight German Consulates General throughout the United States. Herbert Quelle is the German Consul General in Chicago. His mission is to promote German-American economic relations, give Germans advice and assistance, foster bilateral cultural relations and engage in the German-Jewish dialogue.

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The first Earth Day in the U.S. was 46 years ago on April 22, 1970. It's considered the birth date of the modern environmental movement. Today, Earth Day is a worldwide event to celebrate the earth and raise awareness of environmental issues.

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Dr. John Kricher is longtime professor of biology at Wheaton College who teaches courses in ecology, ornithology, and vertebrate evolution.

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