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How Vax-A-Million Is Going, Abandoned Bunnies, Cicadas' First Visit And More Top Stories

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Jim Nolan

On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review:

With nearly all COVID-19 mitigation restrictions set to be behind us soon, Ohio is looking toward post-pandemic life. Part of the strategy includes vaccinating as many people against COVID-19 as possible. So, Gov. Mike DeWine dangled a chance to win big bucks in exchange for your immunity.

Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler and reporter Andy Chow are with us to talk about how it's working, and other stories from Columbus.

Speaking of big bucks, Kroger saw big time financial gains during the pandemic and its CEO did, too, netting a 45% raise increasing his salary to north of $20 million. That is 900 times the median salary of Kroger workers.

And Duke Energy heard from an investor who said the large utility should split into three companies.

Business Courier reporter Steve Watkins explains.

The race is on to find homes for more than 60 bunnies, discarded by a woman in Middletown. That woman now faces charges.

We discuss the case with WCPO reporter Raven Richard.

And as we all eagerly await - or dread - our first cicada sighting this year, we revisit the 19th century and how Brood X captivated locals even then.

Local historian and Cincinnati Magazine contributor Greg Hand has that story.

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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.