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Area Police See Mini-Spike In Overdose Deaths

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 21:03:15 +0000

Cincinnati Police, the Coroner's Office and City officials are putting drug users and first responders on alert that there's another tainted batch of heroin back on the streets. Nine addicts died this weekend in Price Hill and Delhi Township.

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UK Expanding Medical School In Northern Kentucky

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:16:27 +0000

The University of Kentucky plans to open a regional medical school on the campus of Northern Kentucky University in conjunction with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Is There A Farm To Table Food Risk?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:12:09 +0000

Farm animals are increasingly becoming sources of deadly microorganisms like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and that drug-resistant bacteria could be traveling from the farm to your table. Science Journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer, in an article written for Scientific American , visited three Indiana hog farms last year and witnessed, in two of the cases, crowded barns and special feed laced with antibiotics. At the Meadowlane Farms in Frankfort, Indiana, Mike Beard is contracted by TDM Farms, a hog production company, to raise pigs from 14 days old until the age of six months. Eleven-hundred of them are crammed into a 40-by-200-foot barn. Beard is paid for the space so he told Wenner Moyer, "it's to the company's advantage to keep the buildings as full as they can." To stay healthy Beard gives the hogs feed containing antibiotics. But Wenner Moyer and others are concerned that the antibiotics are transforming innocent farm animals into "disease factories." What's the

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Howard Wilkinson's Monday Chat: The 2018 Ohio Governor's Race Is On

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:02:46 +0000

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about why, in early 2017, the 2018 Ohio governor's race appears to be ramping up. The main reason: It's an open seat: incumbent John Kasich can't run again.

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Improving Adult Literacy In Greater Cincinnati

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:05 +0000

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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Helping Teen Moms

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000

While the national rate of teenage pregnancies has declined over the past two decades, the latest U.S. Department of Health & Human Services statistics show there is still a birth rate of 24.2 per 1,000 among women ages 15-19. These young mothers often struggle with the many demands and hardships of raising a child. Here to discuss teen pregnancies and local programs to help these young mothers are Founder of Rosemary’s Babies , Rosemary Oglesby-Henry ; Rosemary’s Babies’ Board Member, Trauma Specialist and Foster Care Trainer, Patricia McCollum ; Program Director at Cincinnati Children’s Every Child Succeeds , Margaret Clark ; and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine , Dr. Andrea Hamel .

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We're heading down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras on the Blues!

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:56:02 +0000

With Fat Tuesday around the corner, this week's blues show (Sat, 2/25 at 11pm) is full of toe-tappin', soul reviving music from New Orleans. You'll hear from local piano legend Ricky Nye , Beau Jocque, the Jambalaya Cajun Band, and a favorite...Mr. Zachary Richard. The second set starts off with the Honey Island Swamp Band , then Galactic , Dr. John , and Louis Armstrong. And the last set features the Rebirth Brass Band , Professor Longhair, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Pentones , and Johnny Adams. Ricky Nye's playing with Ben Levin at Mardi Gras on Madison on Fat Tuesday from 6:30-9pm...1524 Madison Road. His album, Gettin' Loose! with Ricky Nye , is the one I played a song from. And, here's a link to the poetry of Zachary Richard who bumped into Alan Ginsberg in New Orleans in 1968 and got his poetry writing career started. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival runs from April 28th through May 7th. A number of these musicians in this show will be featured there. This year, Jazz

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Hear About All The Broadway In Cincinnati Presentations Coming To Town in 2017-18

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:25 +0000

The announcement of the 2017-2018 season from Broadway in Cincinnati , with a hint at a popular show coming during the 2018-2019 season, has musical theatre fans excited.

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The Ohio Sacred Harp Singing Convention Is Coming To OTR

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:20 +0000

Coming to the First Lutheran Church in Over the Rhine is the Ohio Sacred Harp Singing Convention , a gathering of fans and musicians of this unique choral music.

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"In The Great Green Room" Is The Biography Of Author Margaret Wise Brown

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:15 +0000

Fans of children's author Margaret Wise Brown will enjoy Kelly Blewett's conversation with biographer Amy Gary .

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A Full Week Of Music And Art During The 2017 Constella Festival

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:10 +0000

The annual Constella Festival , a celebration of music and the arts, is returning to multiple venues around our area March 18-25.

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Getting Ready For A Busy March At The Irish Heritage Center Of Greater Cincinnati

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:05 +0000

Not surprisingly, the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati is gearing up for a very busy March.

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MUSE Prepares To Help Celebrate International Women's Day In Song

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000

MUSE , Cincinnati's Women's Choir, is busy rehearsing for a busy March, including performances in celebration of International Women's Day on March 4 & 5.

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Hispanic Females Targeted In Price Hill Robberies

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:47:48 +0000

Secure your purses, and don't travel alone is the advice from Cincinnati Police to Hispanic women in East Price Hill who are increasingly victims of crime. Immigrant Affairs Liaison Officer Richard Longworth isn't willing to put all the blame on heroin users looking for cash but it does play a role. Hispanics report being robbed in the middle of the day on the street and outside their homes.

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We Review The News Of The Week In Our Region

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000

Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. Joining us to discuss this week's top stories are City Hall reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer , Sharon Coolidge ; Insider investigative reporter Hillary Lake ; River City News Editor and Publisher Michael Monks ; WVXU City Hall reporter Jay Hanselman ; and WVXU reporter and local host of All Things Considered , Bill Rinehart .

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Report: Northern Kentucky Roads, Bridges Cost Drivers Time, Money

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:01:51 +0000

A transportation research group is advocating for more spending for Kentucky's roads. TRIP says Kentuckians spend nearly $1,700 per driver on crashes, congestion-related delays and vehicle operating costs affected by road conditions. That adds up to $4 billion statewide.

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Metro Looking Into Weapons Policy, Training After Incident

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:50:00 +0000

An adjustment to Metro’s weapons policy is causing some confusion among employees. The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) says it’s assigning staff members to look into the situation and see what needs to be done.

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The Political Junkie Reviews The First Month Of The Trump Administration

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +0000

The Trump administration has been in place now for just over one month, though it seems, much, much longer. President Trump has already signed more than two dozen executive actions, fired and replaced his National Security Advisor, and ramped-up his battle with the media and the court system.

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Cincinnati Public Adding New Programs, Magnet Schools

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:35:47 +0000

Cincinnati Public Schools is adding new programs at nine of its neighborhood schools. They include focus areas such as technology, the environment and math and science.

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How To Increase Your Brain Health

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:00:05 +0000

Most of us have experienced walking into a room and then forgetting why we came in, misplacing our keys or not being able to immediately recall a friend's name. Having these so-called senior moments is fairly common, but they can be troubling. There are ways to keep your mind sharp and help prevent memory lapses.

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