literacy

Cincinnati's Northside community embraces its diverse population, and two local human service agencies are teaming up to better support the neighborhood. 

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Since it started in 1992, Learning Through Art has reached more than one million people in the community. The non-profit group, which uses art appreciation to help children and families learn to read, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with Cincy Reads!, three days of events later this month that will wrap our region in reading.

Suzanne Bona, host of the nationally broadcast Sunday Baroque (heard on sister station 90.9 WGUC) is a passionate advocate for literacy and has gathered together friends and classical music performers for a concert benefiting The Literacy Council of Clermont and Brown Counties

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According to a 2013 study by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute for Literacy, 21 percent of adults in the United States read below a 5th grade level. Millions of adults can barely read at all.

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One in four children in the United States grows up without learning how to read. 

The Millennicon literary science fiction and fantasy convention takes place March 20 - 22. The event is presented by the Miami Valley Fandom for Literacy, which promotes reading appreciation through fantasy and science fiction literature. The guest of honor at this year’'s convention is Laura Resnick.

  Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that affects how the brain works, making it difficult to identify speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words. Dyslexia often runs in families, and according to the National Institutes of Health, it affects 15% of the population. Joining us to look at dyslexia and what treatment methods are successful in helping those with the condition learn how to process information are Dr.

Bestselling author David Baldacci’s newest effort is the first of a four-part young adult series entitled The Finisher. As he tells our Barbara Gray, this is part of the author’s continuing support of the literacy effort, Wish You Well Foundation, which he and his wife started.

The Northside neighborhood is now home to WordPlay, a new children’s literacy non-profit, giving neighborhood kids a place to go to ready, write and find new ways to express themselves. Libby Hunter, co-founder and executive director, is in-studio with Mark Perzel to discuss how WordPlay came into being and the organization’s mission and goals.