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Yes The Sun Can Be Damaging, But It May Also Prevent Certain Health Problems

You're right to be cautious about the sun. It can cause skin cancer, damage your eyes and make you look older. But with the right protection, getting at least 30 minutes of it a day may prevent Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome - which increases the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer, according to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center researchers.

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With over 1,000 possible Chinese espionage cases under investigation by the FBI, the bureau's Cincinnati division wants to be proactive. It is looking to partner with businesses and universities to prevent the stealing of trade secrets.

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Some of the greatest biographies of America's most important people have been written by the likes of David McCullough, Jon Meacham, Ron Chernow, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, among others. 

Sure, there are lots of biographies about America's first president. But author Alexis Coe - an historian who has appeared on CNN and the History Channel, and who has contributed to The New York TimesThe New Yorker, and other publications - wanted to take a deeper dive.

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The year 2020 will make 100 years since American women won the right to vote in U.S. presidential elections. While many thoughts of the suffragist movement gin up images of civil protests, there was much more going on in the fight for progress before 1920.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports fatalities on the state’s roads have increase in five of the last six years with 2019 being the second-deadliest year in the past decade. And that’s why state leaders are backing a new bill to crack down on distracted driving.

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Issue 7 - a 0.8% increase in the Hamilton County sales tax - will be the biggest ballot issue voters in Hamilton County will decide in the March 17 primary. It would provide $135 million a year for repair of roads and bridges in the county, along with expansion of the Metro bus system. The bus system expansion would get the bulk of the money.

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Neighbors concerned about loud roller coasters running late at night at Kings Island may be getting some relief. Parent company Cedar Fair tells the group it will add sand to the tracks of the Orion and Diamondback roller coasters.

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When the legendary baseball writer Roger Kahn died last week at the age of 92, I was sad, of course, to learn that the world had lost one of its finest practitioners of baseball literature.

But I was glad as well, thankful that once, on a warm summer night in 1988 at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, I was lucky enough to sit by Roger and listen to him spin baseball tales and comment on the action as the Reds took on the Houston Astros.

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Another week of news is in the books, so Cincinnati Edition gathers local journalists to talk about the big headlines from recent days.

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New Book Profiles Masters Of American History

Some of the greatest biographies of America's most important people have been written by the likes of David McCullough, Jon Meacham, Ron Chernow, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, among others.

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Explore Scandinavia

Join Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque and fellow classical music lovers to experience the Nordic world of fjords, castles, glaciers, and the legacy of the Vikings on this adventure to Scandinavia.

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.

Democracy & Me for Educators

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

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.