Cincinnati Edition

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we review and discuss the people, stories and events that are affecting the Tri-state.

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Bold Fusion 2017, produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, takes place August 17. The annual summit provides an opportunity for young, creative professionals to connect with one another and learn how to advance their career, their company and our community. This year Bold Fusion celebrates  #EPICFAILS, how to understand, plan for, learn from and rebound from failures.

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For its continuing On the Ground series featuring area neighborhoods, Soapbox Cincinnati has been taking an in-depth look at Covington, Kentucky. The second largest city on our region, Covington has been experiencing a revitalization during the last several years, attracting new employers and residents, along with major new construction and historic building-repurposing projects.

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The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will present its annual Plant Trials Day symposium on August 31. The all-day event provides information on the plants proven to do well in our region, along with presentations by horticulture industry experts.

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Few of us like to think about death, much less talk about it. But planning for the inevitable can help ease some of the emotional pain.

Grave Robbers Rampant In 19th Century Cincinnati

Aug 1, 2017
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An illicit body trade proliferated in 19th century Cincinnati, but this business wasn't in the red-light district, it was in local cemeteries. Medical schools in Ohio and nationwide needed cadavers for study but no laws allowed for body donation. Doctors turned to grave robbers to do the dirty work. Grave robbing was so rampant that inventors created unusual contraptions for protecting the dead. A high-profile case of body snatching finally led to legalized body donation in Ohio.

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Xavier University has launched the Xavier Center for Artificial Intelligence, an effort to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence to improve health care. The Center’s first major initiative will be the AI Summit, taking place on August 24 and 25 at Xavier's Cintas Center.

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The Ohio River Paddlefest takes place this Saturday. Recognized by the American Canoe Association as America's largest paddling trip, the event attracts more than 2,000 people from more than 20 states to the Ohio River to enjoy a nine mile paddle by canoe, kayak or paddleboard.

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During his career John Deatrick has been involved in dozens of major Cincinnati design, construction and renovation projects, from downtown skywalks and city parking garages to Findlay Market and Lunken Airport. But he is best known as project executive for The Banks and the Cincinnati Streetcar, which have both dramatically changed, and now help define, Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati and Hamilton County are discussing changing the way the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) does business, transferring day-to-day operations to a five-member citizens board. The Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police voted "no confidence" in Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. And the police union plans to take a second vote on whether or not to participate in the Collaborative Agreement review and refresh process.

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Senator John McCain is diagnosed with brain cancer but still travels to Washington for a health care vote, President Trump continues to publicly demean his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, Jared Kushner testifies about meetings with Russians, and Sean Spicer is out and Anthony Scaramucci is in.

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In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision to launch mankind’s first flight to the moon. Just the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft. Since then, the Apollo program had suffered one setback after another. President Kennedy's call to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade seemed destined to become an unfulfilled promise.

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You may not have heard of him, but as the highest-paid and most-read reporter of his era, Odd McIntyre achieved great fame and fortune in the early decades of the twentieth century. 

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Dr. Roland Kays is renowned for his research on animal movement, using the latest technology to determine patterns of species as small as bats. He is the head of the Biodiversity Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Science and a Research Professor in the Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Program at NC State University. He has also published “Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature,” the first major book to reveal the secret lives of animals through motion-sensitive game cameras. 

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A group of prominent Northern Kentucky business and civic leaders recently created the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, a foundation that will focus on funding key community needs and programs in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.

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