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. 

Civil forfeiture laws allow police to seize and keep property without making an arrest or filing charges. Then it is up to the individual to prove his or her innocence and attempt to reclaim the seized property. Designed to help fight drug trafficking, many now say the practice is routinely abused, and turns the justice system on its head.

Summer is when most of us take a break, but that doesn'’t hold true for criminals looking to relieve you of your hard-earned money. Here to talk about the latest frauds and schemes con artists are using, especially in Greater Cincinnati, is Amber Hunt, consumer advocate reporter with The Cincinnati Enquirer.

  Spring not only brings blooming flowers and warmer weather, it’'s also the high season for swindles and scams, from bogus quick tax refund offers to door-to-door solicitors with seemingly great deals on home and yard repairs. Amber Hunt, consumer advocate reporter with The Cincinnati Enquirer is back with us to discuss the paper'’s watchdog efforts and some of the more common scams and frauds to be on the lookout for, especially at this time of year.

If you would like to report a complaint, call 513-768-8833 weekdays between 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, or visit Cincinnati.com/CallForAction.

  Richard Green worked at The Cincinnati Enquirer for 16 years starting in 1988, before moving on to management positions with Gannett in Palm Springs and De Moines. And now he’s back. Earlier this month, Rick Green took over as president and publisher of The Enquirer. He joins us to discuss returning to the city'’s only remaining daily newspaper, and how The Enquirer is changing and evolving to compete in a 24-7 digital news environment.

The 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly wrapped up Tuesday night in a burst of last-minute activity that resulted in the passage of several bills, including legislation to address the state’'s heroin problem. Joining us to review that bill and other key legislation passed in this session of the General Assembly are State Representative Dennis Keene; Rae Hodge, editor of The Oldham Era newspaper; and James Pilcher, Northern Kentucky reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer.

  Jillian Daugherty was born with Down syndrome. Her father, Paul Daugherty, long-time sports columnist for The Cincinnati Enquirer, has just published a book about Jillian and their family. In “An Uncomplicated Life: A Father's Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter,” he tells stories about Jillian’'s challenges and triumphs, boundless capacity for joy, and what we can all learn from her approach to life.

  The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport plays a critical role in the economic vitality of our region. But how the airport is managed has been up for debate for some time now.

  The 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly is underway, and many of the issues being debated could have a direct affect on not just Northern Kentucky but Cincinnati as well.