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One Of The Many Kindnesses Of Marty Brennaman, And Why He'll Be Missed

All good things must come to an end, and that includes the career of Marty Brennaman as the Reds' broadcaster.

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Cokie Roberts was fierce and funny, hard-nosed and kindhearted. She was steeped in politics, as the daughter of two Louisiana pols, Hale and Lindy Boggs, and enjoyed the game. But she also elevated politics with her elegant reporting.

Cokie wasn't fooled by the blather of politicians, but also wasn't smug about journalism. We covered a few primaries and papal trips together, and Cokie used to caution young reporters with preconceptions, "Stories are so simple until you actually cover them."

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A green-ish scum is forming in places along the banks of the Ohio River, but it's nothing to worry about. Not yet anyway, according to the executive director of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO.

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Climate change: It’s the T-rex chasing the jeep in Jurassic Park and the climate scientist is Jeff Goldblum yelling “must go faster.” It’s omnipresent and ineffable, it’s everywhere and touches everything. It’s a problem so complex that it’s easy to distract ourselves with the efficacy of plastic straw bans and recycling.

The Wright Company Factory, located near W. Third St. in Dayton, has been officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Preservationists have lobbied for more than a decade to receive the special site designation.

It has been a week since the disturbing discovery of thousands of fetal remains at the home of a former abortion provider, and authorities still don't know why he kept them.

Ulrich Klopfer had performed abortions at three clinics in Indiana but lived across the state line in Illinois.

The League of Women Voters and Common Cause Ohio are joining forces to call out the lack of transparency in the scathing campaign against the nuclear bailout referendum attempt.

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An exhibit opening Friday at the Contemporary Arts Center explores the career of a painter whose works "have never been more relevant."

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Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is under fire for use of a state-owned plane. The state’s two largest newspapers are calling for more transparency on the issue.

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A Titanic struggle. Definitely this is a Titanic struggle, to use one of Marty Brennaman's favorite phrases.

How do you sum up Brennaman's 46 years as the Reds' radio voice?

They say he's the "soundtrack of our summers," but he's more than that. Brennaman's voice is like oxygen, or water, or electricity. 

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Longtime West End residents could be priced out of the neighborhood.

A new West End Housing study says household incomes and affordable rentals aren’t matching up, which creates a neighborhood ripe for displacement.

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Turbulence For Ky. Governor As Press Questions Plane Use, Plus More Top Stories

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is under fire for use of a state-owned plane. The state’s two largest newspapers are calling for more transparency on the issue.

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This Weekend On Around Cincinnati

River Queens: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, America

Two men taking on a river adventure is the basis of Alexander Watson's new book, River Queens: Saucy Boat, Stout Mates, Spotted Dog, America . He's with our Elaine Diehl to talk about this journey and about the growing fleet of wooden yachts making their home in Cincinnati. Check out Alexander Watson's blog: River Queens: The Journey Continues .

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Democracy & Me for Educators

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Exploring Issues in Education

From APM Reports, WVXU presents documentaries that delve into issues facing the nation's educational system.

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

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