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  A professor from University of Cincinnati Blue Ash took an appeal in a murder trial all the way to Ohio Supreme Court, and won. Wendy Calaway is a practicing attorney and a professor in the Behavioral Science Department at UC Blue Ash, where she teaches criminal justice, criminology and corrections courses.

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Seeing is believing for University of Cincinnati psychology graduate students who are using eye-tracking devices to study behavior.

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical commonly found in food and beverage packaging. Several studies have linked BPA to neurological defects, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer, but the Food and Drug Administration has determined BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in food. In 2012, the FDA, did, however, ban the use of BPA-based materials in baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula packaging. We look at the latest research on the dangers of BPA with Dr. Scott Belcher, University of Cincinnati associate professor of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. A research team led by Dr. Belcher recently conducted a study of BPA.

Anne Arenstein welcomes in two guests to discuss a fascinating new exhibit at UC’s Phillip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery inside the Steger Student Life Center. Jennifer Latessa and Dr. David Edelman from DAAP talk about In the Public Interest: The Life and Work of Regional Planning Pioneer Ladislas Segoe, on display through March 31.

University of Cincinnati  Assistant Professor Steve Matter and three undergraduate students traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains to study the effect of climate change on the Rocky Mountain Apollo butterfly. He stopped by our studio to share stories and insights from that research trip with the Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard.

Lisa Ventre, University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati says it's the first public university in the United States to bring a Green Bond to market. The first-ever higher education green bond was offered by MIT in September.

The Ohio Innocence Project says a Cleveland man has been exonerated after 39 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

Following a 2-day hearing in a Cuyahoga County courtroom, the star witness in the case against Ricky Jackson admitted to lying during the original trial.  Jackson was convicted in 1975 along with two other men based on the eyewitness testimony of then 12-year-old Eddie Vernon.  On Tuesday, Vernon recanted his story, saying he testified to seeing the murder in order to please others. 

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. On November 9, 1989, thousands of Berliners from both East and West climbed over the wall, others went through the border crossing, still others began to physically chip away at the wall that had divided East and West since 1961. Joining us to discuss the historic event, and its impact on world politics, is former U.S. Ambassador to NATO William Howard Taft, IV, and Richard E. Schade, professor emeritus of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati.

William Howard Taft, IV and Herbert Quelle, consul general, Federal Republic of Germany, will be at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Sunday, November 9, for a program commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. The Center has been home to a section of the Berlin Wall since 2010, in view of the Ohio River. Click here for information on the free event, or to RSVP call 513-333-7739.

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