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The call for athletic programs to stop using representations of American Indians as team names and mascots began in the 1960s, and just last week, President Obama once again publicly urged professional and school programs to change names that are considered offensive. But many feel the use of American Indian symbols in sports is more than offensive.

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The Neighborhood Economics Conference will be held November 17 and 18 at Xavier University. The conference is designed to highlight the importance, and foster the growth, of the economy at the local, neighborhood level, in order to enact positive changes in communities.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Cincinnati’s first movie superstar – silent screen actress Theda Bara – will be celebrated with a panel discussion and rare film clips and photos at the Main Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County downtown Sunday.

Between 1915 and 1920, when she made 40 silent films, Bara's popularity was "second only to Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin, according to The Guardian. She died of stomach cancer in 1955, at age 69.

Her breakthrough role was the sultry femme fatale in “A Fool There Was,” a 1915 silent film inspired by Rudyard Kipling's poem "The Vampire." Her performance inspired the expression "vamp" -- a woman who could entice and exploit honorable men, bringing their ruin – and made her one of the first film sex stars.

  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. 

Xavier University music professor and organizer of the XU Music Series, Dr. Polina Bespalko, previews the upcoming concerts in their new jazz series, including a performance from the Blue Wisp Big Band on September 13, with our Ron Esposito.

It just may be a universal truth: one of the best ways to reach teens is with and through music. The Music Resource Center— - Cincinnati is a multifaceted teen program that uses recording and performing arts, as well as life skills mentoring, to create a sense of empowerment and accomplishment in the urban community.

Dr. Kathleen Smythe joins us this afternoon - she teaches African history, global economic development, and sustainability at Xavier University. Her latest book, Africa's Past, Our Future, engages the history of the African continent through the perspective of global issues such as political instability, economic development, and climate change.

Students across the country are getting ready to head-off to college campuses, many of them about to live away from home for the first time. Unfortunately, one of the new experiences they will probably have is getting sick, without mom or dad there to take them to the doctor, get their medicine, and nurse them back to health.

The recent scandal involving FIFA, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association might be leading newscasts, but it should not overshadow the 2015 FIFA Women'’s World Cup Games about to begin in Canada. While America was late to the game of soccer, it continues to grow in popularity.

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