Michael Monks

Host of Cincinnati Edition

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

He's the publisher/editor/chief reporter for Northern Kentucky's River City News website who spends his weeknights covering city government or school board meetings.

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Courtesy of Joshua Benoit

The tiny Belgica Antarctica, the Antarctic midge, or fly, is the largest land animal found on the continent, as well as its only insect.

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Disney-Marvel Studios via AP

Editor's note: This segment contains language some may find offensive. 

Two highly anticipated premiers bring an end to a fantasy series fans have watched for nearly a decade and the beginning of a new female superhero franchise.

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The nation's suicide rate is up 33 percent from 1999 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But among teens, the number is even higher. The suicide rate among whites increased 70 percent from 2006 to 2016 and, although African-Americans die by suicide less often, the rate of increase among blacks was higher, at 77 percent.

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Courtesy Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman

As an aspiring violinist, Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman landed what she thought would be her dream job with a professional ensemble in New York City.

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FC Cincinnati lost to the Seattle Sounders FC in its first Major League Soccer match last Saturday.

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A grassroots group of bus riders and advocates want to fix the underfunded bus system with an increase in the city's income tax.

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Up until the mid-20th century, consumers had limited rights with regard to products and services they purchased. "Let the buyer beware" was the rule of the marketplace.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

A plan to reduce youth homelessness in Cincinnati and Hamilton County is scheduled to launch next month.

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Evan Vucci / AP

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam as the president's former long-time attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen testifies about his association with Trump to the House oversight committee.

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Whether you're an avid gardener or just want to keep your landscape looking good, there are dozens of simple things you can do that are not only kinder to the environment but will cut-down on the time and money you spend on your yard.

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Dru Bloomfield / Wikimedia Commons

People are seeing more coyotes in neighborhoods throughout Greater Cincinnati lately, on both sides of the Ohio River. And that is causing many of them to worry about the safety of their children and pets.

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John Kiesewetter / WVXU

The Voice of America began broadcasting in 1942 to combat Nazi propaganda with accurate and unbiased news and information. The VOA is still the largest U.S. international broadcaster, reaching a weekly global audience of more than 275 million people in 40-plus languages in nearly 100 countries.

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Courtesy Leadership Council for Nonprofits

The Leadership Council for Nonprofits supports its more than 160 members in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southwest Indiana by offering development programs, training, resources and networking opportunities. The association has an economic impact of over $850 million in the Tri-State.

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A new study finds vaping of e-cigarettes among teens is up dramatically. The survey of substance use among high school students shows 21 percent of seniors have recently vaped, compared to 11 percent just a year prior.

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There are a lot of myths about the habits, attitudes and desires of the millennial generation, those born between 1979 and 1994. But one reality is the uncertain economic future millennials face.

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Bill Violona / Courtesy Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Sports broadcaster Tommy Thrall has been the voice of the Reds' Pensacola Blue Wahoos AA team for the last seven years. This month, he begins announcing games for the Reds with Marty Brennaman and Jeff Brantley.

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A fight breaks out between parents after a fourth-grade youth basketball game outside Mariemont Junior High School. Parents and young players have been expelled from their league. Outbursts from parents are all too common and many leagues are cracking down. Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League officials said in January of 2018 there were approximately 45 parent ejections. Now they have new rules in place to curb outbursts from fans.

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Hollywood’s most important trophy will be handed out on Sunday at the 91st annual Academy Awards. So, which movies, performers and other talent should take home Oscars?

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It used to be a rare occurrence that a major Hollywood picture would choose to shoot in the Cincinnati area but in recent years the Queen City has become a Tinsel Town in its own right. Gone are the days of squealing about Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman driving across the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

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