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Cincinnati Edition covers topics from regional government to business, education, health, technology and the arts.

Episode Date
Students And Parents Struggle With Remote Learning
Remote learning has returned to many local school districts. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered public and private schools to close their classrooms starting Nov. 23 as COVID-19 cases continue to surge throughout the state. Cincinnati Public Schools superintendent also announced a return to remote learning on Nov. 23 as Ohio case totals rise.
Nov 25, 2020
Third Time's A Charm? 3 COVID Vaccines Spreading Hope
For a third time in recent weeks, a drug company has announced that its vaccine candidate is effective in clinical trials. Now AstraZeneca joins Pfizer and its German partner, BioNTech, along with Moderna in reporting their results.
Nov 25, 2020
What To Do In The Garden As We Hunker Down For Winter
The recent rains have taken much of our region's beautiful autumn foliage, and brought with them the reminder that winter is coming.
Nov 24, 2020
Is There Any Way To Restore Trust In City Hall?
Cincinnati City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld says he is not guilty of federal bribery charges. Sittenfeld is the third council member to be arrested by federal agents this year.
Nov 23, 2020
Are You Gathering Together For Thanksgiving?
As we prepare for Thanksgiving one question looms: Should we gather around the table with our extended family?
Nov 23, 2020
Third Council Person Arrested; 'Hillbilly Elegy' Panned And More Top Stories This Week
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Nov 20, 2020
Still No Concession As COVID Surges Across U.S., Plus More To Discuss With Political Junkies
For most people, the U.S. presidential election is over. But one important player has not yet reached that conclusion: President Donald J. Trump.
Nov 19, 2020
Restaurants Bracing For More COVID-19 Restrictions
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday issued a 10 p.m. curfew for the next 21 days in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Nov 18, 2020
The Mercantile Library Explores What It Takes To Be A Healthy City
What makes a city a healthy one? The Mercantile Library explores how the built environment changes life choices and even lifespan in the upcoming talk " The Healthy City " as part of an ongoing series The Case for Cities .
Nov 18, 2020
How A Biden Administration Will Tackle Climate Change
President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to rejoin the 2015 Paris climate accord as soon as he is inaugurated. Biden has promised to launch a bold climate change plan and restore dozens of environmental safeguards President Trump abolished. But how far can a Biden administration go on climate policy without the support of Republicans? Will he face stiff opposition to his most sweeping programs?
Nov 17, 2020
COVID-19 Is Impacting Our Oceans And Our Curbsides
The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened a crisis already facing our oceans. Thirty percent more waste is finding its way into the world's oceans and that now includes face masks and latex gloves. The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an estimated global use of 129 billion faces masks and 65 billion gloves every month.
Nov 17, 2020
Council Members Call For Reform After Arrests At City Hall
Council members Betsy Sundermann and Greg Landsman held separate press conferences Monday morning to announce reforms at City Hall. This comes after Cincinnati City Council Member Jeff Pastor was arrested last week, and former Council Member Tamaya Dennard was arrested earlier this year. Both are accused by federal authorities on bribery charges.
Nov 16, 2020
Kentucky's Biggest Political Scandals Focus Of New Book
Kentucky politics is ripe with colorful figures and scandals from each period of its more than 200-year-old history.
Nov 16, 2020
A Broken Bridge; Councilman Corruption Charge; Trebek's Time In Cinci & More Top Stories This Week
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Nov 13, 2020
A Shortage Of Shelter Beds As Winter Approaches
In a normal year it can be a struggle to provide shelter to all of the people experiencing homelessness in our area. But this isn't a normal time.
Nov 12, 2020
Hearing Speech And Deaf Center Makes Window Masks
The Hearing Speech and Deaf Center has just received a $2,000 grant from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the United Way to help people who are deaf better communicate under the pandemic. The funds will be used for the production of "window" masks - cloth masks with a vinyl window that allow people to see the lips of the person who is speaking.
Nov 12, 2020
Coronavirus Hitting Rural Communities Hard
COVID-19 infections are hitting rural communities especially hard. A team of researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that in parts of the country where the virus is surging, residents in rural communities are dying at higher rates than those in urban areas.
Nov 12, 2020
Group Raises Bail For Clients Who Can't Afford It
According to the most recent statewide estimate in 2018, there were more than 12,000 people held in jail pretrial on any given day in Ohio, at an estimated cost to the state of between $300 and $400 million annually. That's according to a report released by the ACLU of Ohio, which finds that Ohioans could save between $199 and $264 million per year by not incarcerating people before trial in the vast majority of cases.
Nov 11, 2020
Council Member Jeff Pastor Facing Federal Bribery Charges
Cincinnati City Council Member Jeff Pastor is facing federal charges including attempted bribery, extortion and money laundering. FBI agents arrested him Tuesday morning.
Nov 11, 2020
Sheriff-Elect Charmaine McGuffey Talks Future Of The Sheriff's Department
Democrat Charmaine McGuffey won the Hamilton County Sheriff's race last week, becoming the first female sheriff ever in the county. She defeated Republican opponent Bruce Hoffbauer 52% to 48%.
Nov 11, 2020