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Barrier Dam Aging But Still Protects Mill Creek

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:15:00 +0000

When the Ohio River floods, water backs up into other rivers and streams including the Little Miami, Licking, and the Mill Creek. Cincinnati has infrastructure in place to prevent damage along one of the area's most developed waterways.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/BarrierDamFeature.mp3




Local Reaction To Florida's Deadly School Shooting And Other Top Stories

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

As people across the country react to the recent Florida school shooting some Ohio lawmakers are pushing for a ban on assault weapons, while in Kentucky a debate on whether to arm teachers continues. Several local students are accused of making threats towards their schools. And Cincinnati's City Council and Retirement Board argue about using pension funds to invest in private prisons.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/ce_-_022318_-_complete_show-leveled.mp3




Cincinnati Council Is Asking State Lawmakers To Ban Assault Weapons

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:40:05 +0000

Cincinnati City Council is asking Ohio legislators to implement a statewide ban on the sale and purchase of assault weapons and semiautomatic firearms with large ammunition magazines.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/GunBan.mp3




How Massive Steel Beams Have A New Home At Union Terminal

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:53:37 +0000

Eight steel beams weighing 12,000 pounds each are being installed to structurally secure expansion joints as part of the restoration and renovation underway at Union Terminal.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/022218_nprone_2.mp3




Music Notes - week of February 20th

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:45:52 +0000

New Orleans show at PNC Pavilion Opera Rap Constella 2018 Southgate House Revival Rufus Wainwright Dave Liebman & His Big Band Steve Earle at the Mercantile Library Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/LXMusicNotes0220.mp3




An Alternative Career Path Through Apprenticeships

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:05 +0000

At the same time that thousands of college graduates are having trouble finding steady, well-paying jobs, U.S. employers say they are desperate to fill open positions with qualified workers in order to expand their businesses.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/ce_-_020518_-_seg_1-leveled_1.mp3




What CVG's Success Means For Passengers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

With new carriers and more flights, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) served 7.8 million passengers in 2017, its largest volume since 2010. The airport also handled more than one million tons of cargo last year.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/ce_-_022218_-_seg_1-leveled.mp3




Yolanda Sherrer And Sherri Fillingham

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0000

The stories told within the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are more than historic, they are personal, as we hear in this conversation between co-workers Yolanda Sherrer and Sherri Fillingham.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/sc_-_yolanda_sherrer_and_sherri_fillingham_-_feb_21_-_for_web.mp3




Miami University Fraternities Suspended Following Hazing Reports

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:55:48 +0000

Updated 2 p.m. Miami University fraternities have until Feb. 23 to initiate new members, then their governing body is shutting things down.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/022118_nprone.mp3




What It Will Take To Lead In A Future Of Extreme Volatility

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:05 +0000

Author and Institute for the Future Distinguished Fellow Dr. Bob Johansen predicts that leaders will face an increasingly “complex, messy and threatening” future.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/ce_-_022118_-_seg_1-leveled.mp3




Pollution Control Standards For The Ohio River

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) , was established in 1948 to control and abate pollution in the Ohio River Basin. ORSANCO sets pollution control standards for industrial and municipal waste water discharges to the Ohio River, and tracks certain dischargers that can seriously impact water quality.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/ce_-_022118_-_seg_2-leveled__1_.mp3




Council And Retirement Board At Odds Over Money In Private Prisons

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:29:01 +0000

A Cincinnati council majority isn't happy the city's retirement board has no plans right now to divest in the holdings the pension fund has in private prisons. A council majority asked for that in December.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/Retirement.mp3




Ever Wonder How We Get A Pollen And Mold Count?

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:20:47 +0000

On the roof of 250 William Howard Taft Road in Corryville, a 1" greased rod spins every ten minutes to collect pollen and mold spores. This is a regular routine at the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency from February through November where workers provide daily numbers to allergy sufferers.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/021918amtpollenwrap.mp3




Work Continues To Refresh Collaborative Agreement

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:58:46 +0000

A number of partners are continuing work to refresh Cincinnati's 2002 collaborative agreement. That work started in June and has included three community forums, surveys of the community and police officers, and bi-weekly meetings with all the partners.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/Collaborative.mp3




Exhibit Explores Importance Of African-American Children's Book Illustrations

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:06:00 +0000

Curators reviewed more than 600 books by African-American authors and illustrators while creating Telling a People's Story: African-American Children's Illustrated Literature , an exhibition underway at the Miami University Art Museum.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/021618_nprone.mp3




Thane Maynard Talks With The Four 2018 Barrows Lecture Series Speakers

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:00:00 +0000

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden ’s 2018 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series begins March 7. Since 1993, the zoo has invited naturalists and scientists to speak on wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. As a preview of this year's series, Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard recently talked with each of this year's speakers. For information and tickets to the 2018 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series, click here .


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/ce_-_barrows_022018-leveled.mp3




Start Hear: Saying Goodbye, Wolves And The Future Of CVG

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:00:00 +0000

This week on Start Hear : Millennial : A podcast series about maneuvering your 20s, captured in real time. The Walk : A thriller in which you, the listener, are the hero. Business of City Hall : Conversations with more than 30 Cincinnati City Council candidates, revealing how their backgrounds and visions will impact businesses in the Cincinnati region.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/StartHear022018.mp3




You Can Now Fly A Drone Closer To CVG

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:55:13 +0000

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is now allowing drones within the previously restricted five miles of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and 49 other airports. To ensure safety, CVG has added an extra layer of security.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/021918amtdrones.mp3




All-Terrain Tiny Robot Designed To Deliver Drugs

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000

Smaller than the head of a pin, the microTUM tumbles end over end through bumpy, steep and wet topography to reach its final destination. Purdue University researchers hope the microscale magnetic tumbling robot they've designed will eventually be able to deliver drugs to a specific location in the human body.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/focus_micro_robot_2-19-18.mp3




What's Happening During March's National Women's History Month Festival

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:00:20 +0000

March brings our area the National Women's History Month Festival to celebrate achievements and educate young women during a month of events.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2018/02/67813_Around-WomensHistory-21818.mp3