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How did Delhi Township native Diana Maria Riva get the role of Mimi, the costume designer on Eva Longoria’s “Telenovela” (8:30 p.m. Mondays, Channel 5, NBC).

Longoria, an executive producer, invited Riva to talk about the role when the former “Desperate Housewives” star was putting together the half-hour comedy about the star of a popular Spanish-language soap opera (Longoria) who doesn’t speak Spanish.

“I had never worked with her or met her. She asked me to come in and meet with her for this role," Riva says.

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The family of Sam DuBose will receive nearly $5.3 million in cash and services from the University of Cincinnati.  DuBose was shot and killed by a UC police officer last July. 

The settlement comes after two days of mediation between attorneys for the family and for the university.

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As the weather gets chilly and the days shorter, some people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), or the winter blues. According to the National Institute of Health, symptoms include hopelessness, negative mood, increased appetite and sleep, inability to concentrate, loss of interest in work and other activities and social withdrawal.

A local mentoring program is expanding to include college students. 

Cincinnati Public Schools already works with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative to get help for students in high school.  Soon, students who go off to college will be able to access guidance as well.

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The Ohio Attorney General's Office is giving the University of Cincinnati thousands of dollars which it will use to enhance services for victims of sexual assault.

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Able-bodied people may take for granted their usually effortless ability to access transit, buildings, housing, products, services and so on. But for those with disabilities, this may not be the case, and accessible design is vital in their day-to-day lives.

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Steven Allan Spielberg was born 69 years ago in Cincinnati to Arnold and Leah Spielberg, an Orthodox Jewish couple living in Avondale, on this date in TV Kiese history, Dec. 18, 1946.

Leah Posner Spielberg was a Walnut Hills High School graduate who studied piano at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, now part of UC.

Arnold, a Hughes High School graduate and World War II veteran, was studying electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati and a co-op at the Crosley Corp.

In the 2007 TCM documentary called “Spielberg on Spielberg,” the Oscar-winning director-producer said he learned his numbers in Cincinnati from Holocaust survivors in the home of his grandmother, Jennie Posner.

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Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30 percent of all injury deaths. Those who survive a brain injury may face short-term effects lasting a few days to disabilities which could last the rest of their lives.

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The rise of ISIS and the recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have a large majority of Americans fearful of future attacks in the United States. And that fear, heightened by political rhetoric, misinformation, and a basic lack of knowledge about Islam, has caused some Americans to unjustly point to all Muslims as a threat.

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While many people rejoice in the large amounts of food present at holiday gatherings, those with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia and binge eating may struggle with it. Not only is food a trigger, but the stress of being around so many people and family members can sometimes add to the problem.

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CBS’ “Undercover Boss” premieres Dec. 20 with Union Township’s Nader Masadeh in disguise to check out his Buffalo Wings & Rings restaurants.

Masadeh, president and CEO, stars in the seventh season premiere on Dec. 20 (8:30 p.m., Channel 12, CBS). The Clermont County company has 66 restaurants. 

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Update, January, 2016: "The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims, from North Africa to France" has been named a 2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner

Headlines from France suggest Muslims have renewed an age-old struggle against Jews and that the two groups are once more inevitably at odds. But Dr. Ethan Katz says the past tells a different story.

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University of Cincinnati safety officials met with police and community members Tuesday to discuss the status of the university's reform efforts.

The group reviewed the school's policing data and what has been done in the months following the shooting death of Samuel DuBose by a UC police officer during an off-campus traffic stop in July.

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Veteran broadcaster Nick Clooney was surprised Monday with an award acknowledging his efforts to preserve Greater Cincinnati radio and TV history.

Clooney, 81, was presented a special Founder’s Award from Media Heritage Inc. -- the local nonprofit broadcasting archive which has displays at the Voice of America Museum in West Chester --  during the organization’s presentation of the new “Earl Hamner Storyteller” documentary at the Covington’s Carnegie Performance Center Monday night.

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University of Cincinnati graduate Eliot Gomez, now doing research in Sweden at  Linköping University, has demonstrated with other scientists the world's first electronic plant. In the future this technology could possibly power small electronic devices or delay blooming if there was a frost.

Here's how he put "wires" into a rose while being careful not to clog the plant or kill it:

Unlike most years, the Bengals’ AFC North rivalry game with the Cleveland Browns Sunday won’t air on CBS affiliate WKRC-TV, “Your Bengals Station.”

The NFL moved the game to Fox from CBS, which broadcasts most AFC games. So Fox affiliate WXIX-TV (Channel 19) will air the Bengals for a second straight Sunday, and be able to promote its Dec. 12 telecast of the Crosstown Shootout.

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The career of Earl Hamner – the former WLW writer who created “The Waltons,” and wrote “Charlotte’s Web” and more than 100 TV scripts – will be celebrated with a documentary and discussion Monday, Dec. 7, at the Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington.

A new 90-minute documentary, “Earl Hamner: Storyteller” will be introduced at 7:30 p.m.by actress Mary Beth McDonough, who played Erin on “The Waltons,” a CBS family drama (1972-81) based on Hamner’s childhood in rural Virginia. 

“Storyteller” director Ray Castro, producer Tim McAbee and McDonough will answer questions about the film after the screening.

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David Canary, the University of Cincinnati graduate who won a record five Daytime Emmys for “All My Children,” has died at his home in Wilton, CT, at age 77.

One of the  first big TV stars from UC,  Canary made his soap opera debut as a doctor on “Peyton Place” in 1966. In prime-time, he played Ponderosa ranch foreman Candy Canaday on NBC’s “Bonanza” from 1967 to 1973. He also appeared in other popular prime-time series: “Gunsmoke,” “The FBI,” “Law & Order,” “Touched by an Angel,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the original “Hawaii Five-0” in 1971.

    

Founded in 1916, ROTC, the Reserve Officer Training Corps, was designed to prepare young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the military after graduation.

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In 1983, when President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’'s Disease Awareness Month, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’'s. Today, that number has soared to more than 5.3 million. Alzheimer's is a dreadful disease, which takes a terrible toll on its victims, their families and their caregivers.

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Festo, a German automation company with plans to move its logistics center to Mason by the spring of 2016, is busy showing off its research and development to area students.

Mason and University of Cincinnati students got a look at Festo's Bionic Learning Network where UAVs emulate nature to improve automation.

Before applying the principles behind its SmartBird, Festo needed helium to move robotics through the air.

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Former University of Cincinnati quarterback Dustin Grutza has been on TV before, but never like this. He’ll talk about his CraftForce job search company on “Innovations with Ed Begley Jr.” at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 on the Discovery Channel.

CraftForce provides a “one-stop job shop for skilled workers and employers,” primarily in the Ohio River valley from Pittsburgh to Louisville.

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A group of students, faculty, alumni and others want to improve African-American culture and diversity at the University of Cincinnati. Professor Ron Jackson of the Black Unity Coalition says the number of black students enrolled at UC has been steadily declining.

Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer is the recently released biography of the 95 year-old Cincinnati activist.

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The public is invited to a “community conversation” about media coverage of the July shooting death of Sam DuBose by former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing 7:30-9 p.m. Oct. 8 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Harriet Tubman Theater.

"Pentecost" Opens CCM's Mainstage Drama Season

Sep 25, 2015

Pentecost is a 1994 play of politics, religion and ideas by David Edgar and it’s coming to the stage at the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music starting September 30.

  In 2009, there were approximately 500,000 veterans receiving education benefits and attending US colleges. By 2013, more than one-million student veterans were using their GI benefits to pursue advanced educational opportunities, and that number is estimated to increase by 20% in the next few years. 

This interview originally aired July 6, 2015.

If you never learned it in school, or just don'’t remember it, how the land boundaries of Ohio were decided as it became a state is a fascinating story. Much of the area we now know as Ohio was once owned by Virginia, Connecticut, and several high-profile private owners, including George Washington.

Earlier this summer, the University of Cincinnati’'s Production Master Class traveled to the wilderness of Alaska to document Expedition Alaska 2015, a 350-mile, seven day non-stop adventure race.

In case you haven’t noticed, some really big equipment has been moving into the Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus and its impact for cancer patients could be huge.

The New Children's/UC Health Proton Therapy Center, scheduled to open in the winter of 2016-2017, has giant equipment that can zero in on a 3D image of a tumor and "spray paint" the cancerous cells with radiation without damaging surrounding cells.

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