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The Week in Review

Aug 31, 2012

Jay Hanselman takes a look at the week's top stories.

Review: Killer Joe

Aug 24, 2012

Theoretically speaking, what might you get if you put the collected works of Tennessee Williams, John Waters and Quentin Tarantino in a blender and then ran it through a projector? I’m guessing you would get a film on the order of Killer Joe, the latest film from Oscar-winning director William Friedkin, who gave us The French Connection, The Exorcist, and one of my favorites, The Night They Raided Minsky's.

Ann Thompson’s Focus on Technology reports researchers are developing tissue chips that accurately model human organs, such as the lungs, liver and heart. As a result, scientists at Cincinnati Children’s and others may be able to test new drugs faster, safer, and more cost effectively than present methods.

Author David Gillham

Aug 24, 2012

Local author David Gillham talks with Mark Perzel about his new novel, City of Women, based in World War II Berlin.

All Things Biking in Cincinnati

Aug 24, 2012

Evan Wallis of Soapbox Cincinnati joins Mark Perzel to discuss all things biking in Cincinnati, including bike sharing, advice for bikers and drivers about sharing the road, the new Bike Center at the Banks, and more. Evan wrote all about biking in the August 14, 2012 Soapbox Cincinnati.

Author Kristen Suzanne

Aug 24, 2012

Kristen Suzanne, author of Raw Awakening: Your Ultimate Guide to the Raw Food Diet, joins Thane Maynard to discuss the benefits of a raw diet, including increased energy, less obesity and improved digestion.

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The new campus for Cincinnati State opens in Middletown this week.  Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Campus Director Michael Chikeleze about the new facility.

New Life in Over the Rhine

Aug 24, 2012

Mark Perzel shares a few minutes with Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati’s Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers talking not just about their upcoming season, but the current renaissance in the theater’s Over the Rhine neighborhood.

Plant Trial Days

Aug 24, 2012

The 2012 Plant Trials Day at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is August 29. Hundreds of Master Gardeners, industry professionals, garden clubs and homeowners will gather to learn about the Zoo’s plant trialing program. Mark Perzel welcomes in Scott Beuerlein from the Cincinnati Zoo to discuss the program, which sold out early last year.

Jay Hanselman takes a look at the week's top stories in his Week in Review.

The Retirement Maze

Aug 24, 2012

Author Rob Pescale is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to discuss his latest book, The Retirement Maze: What You Should Know Before and After You Retire.

Chick Ludwig

Aug 24, 2012

It’s a great time for sports fans in Cincinnati – the Reds are entrenched in the pennant race and the Bengals are gearing up for the start of a new season. With all that going on, time to bring longtime sports writer Chick Ludwig into The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

Looking for a new School Superintendent - Again

Aug 20, 2012
Ida Lieszkovszky / StateImpact Ohio

The Ohio State Board of Education finds itself once again looking for a new Superintendent. StateImpact Ohio's Ida Lieszkovszky reports:

StateImpact Ohio

Ohio's Wineries are Loving the Heat

Aug 20, 2012
http://www.tasteohiowines.com

Despite the hot, dry Summer which has affected many crops in the Midwest, Ohio's wine grape harvest this year appears to be one of the best in recent history. Bill Rice of Ohio Public radio station, WCPN reports:

tasteohiowines.com

Review: The Salt of Life

Aug 19, 2012

A few years back, Gianni Di Gregorio made a nice little film called Mid-August Lunch. Now that it’s mid-August again, here comes his follow-up feature, The Salt of Life. It’s not quite as good, but still may provide a nice summertime diversion if you’re looking for something other than the latest blockbuster or a kids movie.

Sam Obermyer

Social media updates are a hit with tennis fans at the Western & Southern Open this weekend. Learn how the social media team goes out of its way to tweet player comments and photos, normally not seen or heard by the public. Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology.

French Paintings at the Taft Museum of Art

Aug 19, 2012

Until September 16, visitors to the Taft Museum of Art have the opportunity to enjoy Old Masters to Impressionists: Three Centuries of French Painting from the Wadsworth Athenaeum. Curator Lynn Ambrosini talks about the exhibition and who some of those old masters are in a conversation with Mark Perzel.

Darth Vader and Son

Aug 19, 2012

Mark Perzel welcomes Jeffrey Brown, who has written and illustrated a charming book, Darth Vader and Son, which takes an amusing look at what would happen if Darth Vader took an active parenting role with 4 year old Luke Skywalker

Dr. Katherine Whitcome

Aug 19, 2012

Dr. Katherine Whitcome, assistant professor of Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati, joins Thane Maynard to discuss her research of lemurs and the unique locomotion capabilities of primates and how those relate to humans.

Jay Hanselman takes an in-depth look at one of the week's top stories.

The Einstein of Money

Aug 18, 2012

On the Money with Chris DeSimio welcomes Joe Carlen, whose latest book, The Einstein of Money: The Life and Timeless Wisdom of Benjamin Graham, sheds light on the man who taught Warren Buffet how to invest at Columbia University.

One Fun Run or Walk 5K

Aug 18, 2012

Tonight at 6:00 pm is the One Fun Run or Walk 5K at West Chester Hospital, benefitting West Chester Hospital, Building Blocks for Kids and Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. Organizer Karen Cosgrove and cancer survivor Steve Hazelbeck discuss the event when they are in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

Xavier University's X-LAB

Aug 18, 2012

Entrepreneurs are a growing force in our economy, so Xavier University has started X-LAB (Xavier Launch a Business), a competition between creative minds to earn mentoring from Xavier’s faculty, students and others with the expertise to help launch their idea. Mark Perzel learns more about this opportunity from Dr. Joe Carter, director of Xavier’s Entrepreneurial Center.

Literacy Center West

Aug 18, 2012

As part of WVXU’s commitment to the American Graduate: Make it Happen program, an effort to find solutions to America’s drop-out problem, Mark Perzel welcomes Chellie McLellan from Literacy Center West, a Price Hill program working with students aged 17-21 on either GED preparation or job-readiness training.

Jay Hanselman takes a look back at some of the week's top stories.

Dohn Community High School

Aug 15, 2012

Chris DeSimio is On the Money with a Cincinnati charter school using monetary incentives to keep the students coming to class and achieving behavior and academic goals. Dohn Community High School’s Principal Ramone Davenport and Chief Administrative Officer Kenneth Furrier discuss this unique, and controversial, program.

The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center

Aug 15, 2012

Mark Perzel speaks with Clara Martin, CEO of The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center, a non-profit agency that uses the arts to keep at-risk high school students in school and help them graduate.

American Graduate: The Strive Partnership

Aug 13, 2012

WVXU, in partnership with CET, presents American Graduate, an ongoing examination of the consequences of, and solutions for, the high school dropout problem. As part of this initiative, Mark Perzel speaks with Greg Landsman, Executive Director of The Strive Partnership, which works with the Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport school districts and is spearheading the regional Campaign for Early Grade-Level Reading. Landsman explains why it's so important to help children with their reading before they finish third grade, and how Strive is helping.

Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Aug 12, 2012
www.screenrant.com

The main problem with all the remakes, retreads, and reboots on movie screens anymore is that, after a while, there’s nothing different that can be done with these films. Last month’s The Amazing Spiderman is a perfect example. Although I haven’t seen it yet, many friends have told me that it was the same story as the first film, just with a different cast. Where’s the joy in that?

Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

Aug 12, 2012

Author Richard Lucas joins Mark Perzel to discuss his recent book, Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany. It’s the true story of a Maine-born, Ohio-bred woman who went to Hitler’s Germany to study music, fell in love, and became a famed radio propagandist for the war.

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