Cincinnati Edition

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As the recent volatility in the stock market continues, we take a look at some of the reasons the market has been even more unpredictable than usual lately, and what affect the Federal Reserve decision to leave interest rates alone could have on stocks.

Cincinnati has experienced a dramatic increase in gun violence this year, as of early September, more than 320 people were shot within the city limits. 


The Ohio Transformation Fund is a newly-launched funding collaborative initiated to address criminal justice reform and reduce the number and racial disparity of youth and adults incarcerated in Ohio. The Fund was created to leverage a significant investment in the state by the Ford Foundation

Provided, Kevin Necessary

Political and editorial cartoons have long been a staple of American life, think Benjamin Franklin's "Join or Die" illustration of a severed snake representing the colonies. And, more recently, many Cincinnatians remember the great work of editorial cartoonist Jim Borgman in The Cincinnati Enquirer. Today illustrator Kevin Necessary is continuing the tradition of thoughtful and thought-provoking editorial cartooning online, at He joins us to discuss his work, what inspires him to draw, and some of the local and national reactions his editorial cartoons have generated.

Provided, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Oktoberfest Zinzinnati takes place this weekend, starting off at noon Friday with the Running of the Wieners. It’s the largest Oktoberfest in America, with a weekend devoted to a celebration of our German heritage, the music, the food, the beer, and, of course, the World’s Largest Chicken Dance, led by this year’s Grand Marshal, former Bengals’ quarterback Ken Anderson


Since starting her career in 1979, comedian Paula Poundstone has performed thousands of shows, been recognized as one of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-ups of all-time, and been inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. And public radio listeners know her as a frequent guest on “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.”

  The American Can Company Building in Northside, built in 1921, sat for years, vacant or nearly vacant, subject to decay and vandalism. But the building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has undergone a complete transformation over the last decade, and now houses apartments and commercial space. 

Provided, 9 On Your Side/WCPO

  Many individuals and families all across our region are facing hard economic times. According to the latest federal statistics, 18% of the Cincinnati Tri-state population now lives in poverty. And in in a two-square-mile area of Middletown, every single Latino child is poor by federal poverty standards. 

The Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio’'s recently-released report, “The State of Black Cincinnati 2015: Two Cities,” shows the stark disparities faced by African-Americans in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. African-Americans here have higher rates of infant mortality, preventable-yet-often-fatal diseases and incarceration, but lower rates of home ownership, high school graduation, private health insurance, and employment than white residents.