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Ky. Targets Gen Z for Vaccines; New Details In UC Coach's Firing And More Top Stories

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Jim Nolan

On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review:

Kentucky, like other states, is struggling to connect young people with COVID-19 vaccines despite ample supply and opportunities. So, the commonwealth is creating a strategy to target the "TikTok generation."

Meanwhile, a small Kentucky college is the first in the state to require vaccinations for students.

Courier-Journal reporter Deborah Yetter joins us for those and other COVID-related stories out of the Bluegrass State.

New details emerged this week about the firing of former Cincinnati Bearcats men's basketball coach John Brannen, including a pre-season practice considered to be too strenuous, and a reportedly inappropriate $135 payment to a student-athlete for psychological assistance.

Enquirer reporter Keith Jenkins is with us on that.

Tension at Cincinnati City Hall continues as Council Member Betsy Sundermann formally moves for the suspension of Council Member Wendell Young.

WVXU reporter Becca Costello has those details.

And a new late night news cast is coming to the Cincinnati market; an NKU student's run on American Idol comes to an end; and a former local TV reporter launches a new initiative. 

WVXU Media Beat writer John Kiesewetter will have more.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.