Jennifer Merritt

Digital Editor

Jennifer Merritt brings 15 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU, having served in various digital roles for such legacy publications as InStyle and Parade, as well as start-ups like Levo League and iVillage. She helped these outlets earn several awards, including MIN's 2015 Digital Team of the Year. She graduated from Rutgers University with a journalism major and English minor and has continued her education with professional development classes through the Poynter Institute, Columbia University and PMJA. Before moving to Cincinnati from New York in 2016, she vowed her son would always call it "soda" and not "pop." She has so far been successful in this endeavor. 

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Welcome to the WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy.

Follow along as WVXU live-tweets the latest news and numbers coming out of Ohio's primary election.

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On Tuesday May 8, voters in Ohio and Indiana head to the polls to vote on a host of issues and candidates to represent their state. Here's everything you need to know before heading to the polls. 

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Updated: Thursday, 10:00 a.m.

Welcome to the first-ever WVXU "Do" List, a roundup of arts-focused events happening around the Tri-State we think public radio listeners may enjoy making time for over the coming weekend. 

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Updated: Thursday, 4:44 p.m.

The Flying Pig Marathon is this Sunday, May 6 — its 20th running — and as such a slew of streets in Cincinnati, Mariemont, Fairfax, and Northern Kentucky will be closed. 

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Updated: April 27, 4:29 p.m.

Police have identified the woman they say stole a butterfly from the Krohn Conservatory exhibit last week. 

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The Roebling Suspension Bridge, closed since March 20, is set to reopen later today. That is, at least in part. 

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Updated July 15, 8:15 p.m.

Cincinnati Burger Week returns July 16-22, and welcomes six new participants in the fourth-annual event that dishes up $5 burgers city-wide.

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The famous and beloved "fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy" lands in Northern Kentucky this weekend, and yes, the Millennium Falcon, talking about we are. 

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Beloved "Science Friday" host Ira Flatow aired his show from WVXU's studio Friday and after the broadcast aired, Flatow took some time to answer fan questions on Facebook. 

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If you've ever sung along to "Love Shack" or belted out "Jessie's Girl" during karaoke, then you're going to want to mark your calendar for Sunday, May 27. 

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Downtown diners will have a chance Thursday to preview some of the food trucks participating in this year's Taste of Cincinnati event.

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With the Roebling Suspension Bridge currently out of commission, the Transportation Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is offering free rides on its Southbank Shuttle through May 31.

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Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week returns the week of April 16 - 22, with more than 40 area restaurants offering $25 and $35 three-course prix fixe menus. 

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Updated 4:20 p.m.

This summer, Fiona the hippo will join the likes of Ezzard Charles, Rosemary Clooney, Jim Tarbell and other noteworthy Cincinnatians by getting her likeness painted on a mural downtown—and the artist could be you. 

April 4, 2018 marks 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, and a handful of local organizations are offering opportunities for residents to honor the legacy of the civil rights leader. 

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The Cincinnati Reds' first baseman Joey Votto has won this year's Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, honoring MLB players who best exemplify the giving character of Gehrig, a hall of famer who died from ALS in 1941. 

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On Wednesday's edition of NPR's 1A, rapper Common told host Joshua Johnson about how he first discovered he could rap while in Cincinnati. 

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Updated March 30 at 1:38 p.m.

The city of Cincinnati honored local music legend Katie Laur Wednesday, calling her a pioneer for her role as a woman fronting a bluegrass band, a rarity in the 1970s and '80s. 

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Updated: March 28 at 5:45 p.m.

On Wednesday, the Reds announced it was postponing its 2018 Thursday home opener against the Washington Nationals due to weather. We wondered: Had this happened before? 

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