Ambriehl Crutchfield

Reporter

Ambriehl is a general assignment reporter with interest in race, education and communities. She works to amplify underrepresented voices and advance daily news stories. She comes to WVXU with previous reporting experience at NPR member stations WBEZ in Chicago and WKYU in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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For months, the city and school board have been struggling to get on the same page about the renewal tax abatement agreement that expires in seven weeks. 

City council says money from the state fulfills the district's budget. Cincinnati Public Schools disagrees.

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Cincinnati may not be top of mind when people think of innovative hip-hop music, but some local artists are hoping to change that with "Thrive," a series that celebrates the local hip-hop scene.

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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, New York-based jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, Lil' Bec with Jon Boogz and Broadway actor Norm Lewis are coming to Cincinnati to show their talents.

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An increase in Cincinnati Public School enrollment is pushing the district to reconsider its approach on equity and transportation.

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Voters in the Cincinnati Public School District will have two school board elections on the ballot for Tuesday's election.

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Running up to Election Day on Nov. 5, WVXU will run a series on the candidates' positions on major issues. Today focuses on neighborhood schools.  

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Running up to Election Day on Nov. 5, WVXU will run a series on the candidates' positions on major issues. Today focuses on transportation. In 2018, more than a dozen students were hit by cars while walking to school. This year, parents have complained of buses being late, or not showing up

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The wind is sharp while a yoga class does downward dog in Washington Park. The people working out are mostly white, although the neighborhood is nearly 90% black, according to census data.

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Running up to Election Day on Nov. 5, WVXU will run a series on the candidates' positions on major issues. Today focuses on funding in public schools.

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Forty-thousand families in Hamilton County can't find a place to rent or own that is affordable. That's according to the Housing Affordability in Hamilton County study.

Housing advocates have been demanding public officials fund more affordable housing and stop displacement.

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Running up to Election Day on Nov. 5, WVXU will run a series on the candidates' positions on major issues, starting today with issues of equity in public schools.

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Kentucky incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin and Democratic challenger Attorney General Andy Beshear don't agree on much. But at Tuesday night's debate at Northern Kentucky University, the rivals agreed that the proverbial can shouldn't be kicked down the road when it comes to fixing problems like the Brent Spence Bridge.

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Some Cincinnati community organizers are hosting a rally this weekend to destigmatize menstrual cycles and push for better access to feminine products.

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Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati are studying how its institutions were built on slavery. Higher education representatives from across the country are in Cincinnati this week for "The Academy's Original Sin," a conference exploring the past and present racial inequities in higher education that date back to slavery. Enslavers founded both Xavier and UC, which are hosting the conference.

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Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on a nondiscrimination ordinance that would protect natural hair types and styles.

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"A one, a two; a one, two; a one, two, three and…"

A drummer starts pumping out a solo.

Twenty-eight Cincinnati Public School students are getting a new opportunity to learn and play music.

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Hamilton County voters will have a chance to weigh in on the future of public transportation and infrastructure in March.

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Underserved and uninsured people are getting a new affordable health care option.

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A Cincinnati nonprofit wants young people's help educating their peers about the risks of vaping.

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This year traffic crashes total 12,651 with 17 being fatal and 141 severe injuries, according to city data.

At a Monday night meeting, Cincinnati Public Schools' board voted to join safety advocates and other public officials to end traffic related deaths and injuries.

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