Courtesy Shedd Aquarium

An Ohio River education and watchdog group is loaning its mobile exhibit to Chicago's Shedd Aquarium for the summer.

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Ed. note: Tales from the Trail is a column that will take you behind the scenes of politics to see some of the funny, and sometimes outright bizarre things that happen on the campaign trail, based on Howard Wilkinson's recollections of 43 years of covering politics. 

This is about the time I didn't interview Bob Dole.

Sounds like a rather odd thing to write about, but stick with me; there's a pretty good story behind it.

It was the early fall of 1996. Dole, a Kansas senator,  had just stepped down as majority leader to campaign full-time for president.


With only three new fall TV shows, NBC executives are saving most of their best new programming for January.

NBC this fall will add a Ted Danson-Kristen Bell comedy called "The Good Place" to Thursdays, along with two dramas, "Timeless" from producer Dan Fogelman and "This is Us" from Shawn Ryan ("The Shield," "The Unit," "Lie to Me") and Eric Kripke ("Revolution").  

New shows from Tina Fey, Dick Wolf, LeBron James, a "Blacklist" spin-off, and a new John Lithgow comedy will wait until midseason.

"All Aboard Ohio" is pushing for high speed rail to connect parts of Ohio and Indiana with Chicago.

Group member Pete Witte says the current rail service is inconvenient and takes too long. Driving can be costly when you factor in $50/day to park, and airlines are scaling back on short-haul flights. He says economic growth is a key factor with other big cities like St. Louis, Columbus and Cleveland studying similar lines.

The Broadway hit "Chicago" comes to Covington

Aug 9, 2013
Matt Steffen

Anne Arenstein talks about The Carnegie in Covington’s new production of the hit Broadway musical Chicago with co-directors Dee Anne Bryll and Ed Cohen. This production features new Cincinnati residents, happy couple and Broadway veterans David Baum (choreographer) and Leslie Goddard (Roxy.)