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Tensing Trial Ends In Hung Jury, Again

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:10:16 +0000

Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing's second trial on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges for the death of Sam DuBose has ended the same way as his first, in a hung jury. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz declared a mistrial Friday afternoon.


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Council Approves Cincinnati Budget, SORTA Calls For Tax Levy And Other Top Stories

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0000

This week, Cincinnati Council approved a city budget totaling nearly $1.6 billon for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) board voted to put a tax levy on next year's ballot. Funeral services for Otto Warmbier were held yesterday and the jury in the Tensing trial is still in deliberation.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2017/06/062317_-_complete_show-leveled.mp3




Best Veggies To Plant This Month With Our Gardening Experts

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Yesterday was the official start of summer, and we are already experiencing our typical summer weather pattern of hot, humid days and frequent heavy rainstorms.


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Carl Westmoreland With His Son, Guy

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:54:58 +0000

Carl Westmoreland is the senior historian at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is a nationally recognized authority on African American history.


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Tools For Success: Unique Maker Space And Library Lending Program

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000

Northern Kentucky organizations are partnering in projects to spark creativity, develop community and help local residents make home repairs and grow more of their own food. The Center for Great Neighborhoods awarded a grant to the digital branch of the Kenton County Public Library to create FORGE , a maker space and mini-library. The Center, Kenton County Public Library and Wolf Tree Farms are working together to offer free tool rentals to area residents for home improvement and gardening.


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When Foster Children Age Out Of The System We All Pay

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Foster children aging out of Hamilton County’s child welfare system cost almost eighteen million dollars in social expenses and lost productivity each year. Teens who suddenly find themselves on their own face challenges in transitioning to adults. A local mentoring program is one of several interventions that can have a positive impact on young people while helping to reduce those costs.


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Tensing Retrial Deliberations Continue

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:10:34 +0000

Jurors in the retrial of Ray Tensing spent a full day deliberating Tuesday. They'll resume discussions Wednesday morning.


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Impact Of Social Media On The Law

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media have transformed how we communicate. From personal relationships to professional interactions, social media has had a dramatic impact on virtually every facet of society, including the law. A new book, " Social Media in a Nutshell ," written by University of Dayton School of Law Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister and University of Texas Social Media Law Professor Ryan Garcia , shows the wide-ranging influence social media has on criminal investigations, jury selection and other aspects of our legal system.


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New Growth Near Findlay Market But Vacant Buildings Still A Challenge

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0000

The newly opened Epicurean Mercantile Co . is finally meeting the need for an after-hours grocery across from Findlay Market . But there's also a need for more retail to fill a number of vacant buildings surrounding the historic market. Local developers and entrepreneurs are working to transform the area into a new Findlay Market District


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Tensing Retrial Goes To The Jury

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:41:33 +0000

The retrial of former UC police officer Ray Tensing is now in the jury's hands. He's charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during an off-campus traffic stop.


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Brent Spence Bridge Work To Close Lanes For Two Months

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:27:50 +0000

Work begins this Friday night on a project that's expected to cause major traffic problems. Maintenance on the Brent Spence Bridge will close two lanes in each direction over the next two months.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2017/06/bsb_work.mp3




Howard Wilkinson's Monday Chat: The Early Line On Ohio's GOP Gubernatorial Field

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:10:54 +0000

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the four likely Republican candidates for Ohio governor and the impact that President Trump could have on the race.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2017/06/howard_6-19-17.mp3




This Device Looks Inside Your Brain

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:00:00 +0000

UC researchers have figured out a way to non-invasively peek inside the brain of a neurological intensive care patient to stop the deadliest form of stroke, an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). They say this is important because the person is often sedated, sometimes on a ventilator and cannot communicate. Doctors Matthew Flaherty, Opeolu Adeoye, George Shaw and Joe Clark became frustrated that CT and MRI scans were the only option and couldn't be done repeatedly. Shaw tells the story. "We were all sitting in a bar at LAX waiting to come back from a stroke conference in 2008 or 2009 , something like that, and we are shooting around potential research ideas and it came up that a big problem is there's no non-invasive monitor of the brain." There is now. The device they invented is a headset complete with nine antennas that fit on a patient's head and use radio frequency waves similar to cell phone technology. A computer algorithm the analyzes the information to determine if the patient is


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2017/06/focus_brain_monitoring_6-19-17.mp3




Living A More Balanced And Satisfying Life

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000

After making partner at an accounting firm at the age of 32, Amy Vetter says she had an inner crisis on whether that was the right career path for her. Turning to yoga, she began exploring her values and creativity to reshape her outlook on work and life.


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Former Gov. Steve Beshear Discusses "People Over Politics"

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0000

Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear describes how he implemented the state's healthcare exchange in his new book “ People Over Politics .” Written with his former speech writer, Dan Hassert, the book also explains why Mr. Beshear supported a state ban on same-sex marriage, his commitment to the coal mining industry and where he agrees and disagrees with current Governor Matt Bevin on tax reform.


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Tensing: I Shot To Stop The Threat

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:01:08 +0000

Former UC police officer Ray Tensing took the stand in his own defense Friday at his retrial. He's charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter for the 2015 shooting death of Sam DuBose during a traffic stop. A tearful-looking Tensing said it was not his purpose to kill Sam DuBose but rather "to stop the threat."


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2017/06/061617_nprone.mp3




Cincinnati Planning Commission Approves Children's Hospital Expansion

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:37:01 +0000

The Cincinnati Planning Commission has approved a $650 million expansion of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Avondale. The plan includes an eight-story tower, renovation of some existing space, a parking garage underneath the new tower, and expansion of another nearby parking garage.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2017/06/Childrens.mp3




BLINK Is Coming To Cincinnati In October

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:35 +0000

BLINK , coming to Cincinnati in October, is a community light festival that will happen throughout downtown, Over the Rhine and Findlay Market.


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https://cpa.ds.npr.org/wvxu/audio/2017/06/61817_Around-BLINK-6-18-17_67803.mp3




Sports And Politics Combine In Dennis Hetzel's Novel "Season Of Lies"

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:30 +0000

Former Enquirer editor Dennis Hetzel has combined his love of politics and sports in his new novel.


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A Poem From Jinny Powers Berten

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:25 +0000

Poetry reading: Jinny Powers Berten reads "Welcome Back" from her book, We Dance .


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