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Cincinnati City Employees Facing Temporary Layoffs

Somewhere between 1,300 and 1,700 employees with the city of Cincinnati could be temporarily laid off as the city faces a huge budget shortfall because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Where To Watch Tri-State Governors' Remarks On COVID-19 Response

A lot is happening across the Tri-State. Here is how you can stay up-to-date.

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Cincinnati's mayor and the city's health commissioner are ordering that the streetcar system be shutdown because of concerns about the coronavirus.

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Following instruction from the city, Cincinnati's Red Bike has temporarily shut down to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The bikesharing service will remain unavailable pending further directions from the city, a release notes. 

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Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Just months after celebrating her 50th birthday, the oldest animal born at the Cincinnati Zoo has died. The zoo says a gorilla named "Samantha" was euthanized Sunday morning.

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It's referred to as the unofficial start to summer in Cincinnati, but Taste of Cincinnati is being postponed until Independence Day.

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With stay-at-home orders in place in Ohio and Indiana, as well as carryout only orders for restaurants across the Tri-State, WVXU wanted to know if being forced to cook at home more was making you a better chef. So we put out the call on social media and you sent us your frustrations, creations and told us how in some cases, cooking was becoming a family affair.

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Hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. are targets of COVID-19 scams. "Bad actors are messing with Americans' morale and sewing seeds of distrust," says U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Dave DeVillers. The Justice Department is helping to crack down on this fraud and has advice if you've been victimized.

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Whenever the night skies are clear across the Tri-State, the phone at the Cincinnati Observatory begins ringing nonstop with questions about weird lights in the night sky.

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COVID-19 has kicked the use of telehealth into high gear. Kaiser Health News reports the Cleveland Clinic logged 60,000 such visits in March, up from an average of 3,400. For some hospital systems, like the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, telehealth success is the result of years of planning and use.

Rep. Warren Davidson

Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, joins Cincinnati Edition to talk about the $2.2 trillion relief package to combat the spread of coronavirus and to help the economy, which was signed into law by President Trump last week.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with State Representative Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) about the details of a coronavirus relief bill that extends unemployment benefits, changes mandatory state testing for schools, limits EdChoice and extends the deadlines for filing taxes and absentee ballots.

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Rep. Warren Davidson Discusses Coronavirus Relief Package

Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, joins Cincinnati Edition to talk about the $2.2 trillion relief package to combat the spread of coronavirus and to help the economy, which was signed into law by President Trump last week.

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WATCH: White House Coronavirus Updates

The White House is holding daily briefings on its response to the coronavirus pandemic. NPR is providing a livestream of the remarks as well as recaps.

A New Podcast From NPR

Coronavirus Daily

A daily news podcast about the coronavirus pandemic, covering all dimensions of the story from science to economics and politics as well as society and culture

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91.7 WVXU and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music coproduce and present the radio adaptation of a Rod Serling comedy about confusion between Russians and the "Red Scare."

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Get resources for helping students understand media and their role as citizens.

Howard Wilkinson's Latest

WVXU's Senior Political Analyst covers government at the local, state and national level, plus shares stories from his 40+ years on the campaign trail.

Radio Artifact on WVXU HD2

Radio Artifact brings you local independent radio showcasing the talented musicians that perform in Cincinnati.

Looking Up

Space talk, the fun way, with Dean Regas & Anna Hehman.