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Cincinnati Edition covers topics from regional government to business, education, health, technology and the arts.

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Support for Cincinnati Edition comes from The Johnson Foundation, Dick Rosenthal, and The Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation, U.S. Bank Trustee.

An ordinance being drafted at Covington City Hall could make the operation of a homeless shelter in the city more difficult. Mayor Joe Meyer has raised concerns over the presence and behavior of people experiencing homelessness in parts of the city, so the four shelters operating there could face tighter regulations.

Reverend Peterson Mingo has been leading a Peace Bowl for 12 years with the goal of breaking down barriers between neighborhoods. The first year, the football game was interrupted by a deadly shooting but that did not deter the teams and the Peace Bowl has come back year after year to grow bigger than ever.


Before the U.S. had the Environmental Protection Agency, and before the country recognized its first official Earth Day, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio was already on the case. The college's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability is turning 50.

The Heights Movement

The suburb of Lincoln Heights is a community with a proud history, but it has faced struggles in recent decades from declining population to disinvestment in the neighborhood. The village was the first predominantly black self-governing community north of the Mason-Dixon line.

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The largest presidential primary debate in American history takes place tonight night at 8 pm EST.  The debate is co-hosted by CNN and the New York Times. It will air on CNN and will be simulcast on NPR and WVXU. A dozen qualifying candidates are expected to take the stage in Westerville, Ohio. Among them, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders returns to the campaign trail after his health scare, and billionaire executive Tom Steyer make his primary debate debut.


The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education voted in September to become the first in the nation to adopt Vision Zero. The nationwide pedestrian-safety initiative is designed with the goal to "eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries."


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine pushed back Friday against criticism from both Democrats and Republicans for his STRONG Ohio gun violence package. The governor says he's confident the bill will be enacted into law.


Between rising rates of suicide, depression and men simply dropping out of the workforce, are American men facing a crisis of masculinity?

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A program created at the University of Cincinnati will now be part of all 14 of Ohio’s public universities.


Kevin Finn, the executive director of Strategies To End Homelessness, and Debbie DeMarcus, associate vice president of Mental Health ACT, a division of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, speak with Cincinnati Edition host Michael Monks about how their organizations' work to provide the needed services to those who are homeless or mentally ill in the community.

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The proposed music venue at The Banks continues to be top of mind and the topic of debate between city and county officials.

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Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel will be speaking to Michael Monks in the WVXU studio to share her life’s journey and talk about overcoming many early struggles.

Two protestors quietly disrupted the Procter & Gamble Co. shareholders meeting this week with signs calling on the company to stop clear-cutting Canada's boreal forest for use in its Charmin brand toilet paper products. When CEO David Taylor was questioned during the meeting by Shelley Vineyard of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Taylor said P&G seeks to preserve forests and wildlife.

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The Space Force is one of President Donald J. Trump's proposals for the U.S. military, but the country is no stranger to exploring space – and not just to plant Old Glory on the moon. The U.S. government has long used space for national security benefits, but what could happen if tensions on Earth expand beyond our atmosphere?

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The BLINK art, light and culture event returns to Cincinnati. And this year it stretches into Covington with more than two miles of lights illuminating both cities from Oct. 10-13. The festivities kick off Thursday with a Future City Spectacular Parade curated by ArtWorks. Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel serves as the grand marshal.

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Governor Mike DeWine appeared on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition Tuesday, where he spoke with host Michael Monks.

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Courtesy of Walton-Verona Independent Schools

The Kentucky Department of Education released the results of its new accountability system for school districts last week, and for Northern Kentucky districts, the results were mixed.

Fair Cincy

A group of Cincinnatians want to change the way we elect our city council members. The group, Fair Cincy, is proposing that five members of council be elected by district, with the goal of better serving Cincinnati's 52 neighborhoods. The remaining four councilmembers would be elected at-large or citywide.


It's a busy month for artist Pam Kravetz. But most months are. She is one of the participating artists in the BLINK parade and festival and she is also finishing up the first-ever artist in residence at Rosenthal Education Center in the Cincinnati Art Museum.

Kroger announced this week that it is eliminating hundreds of management positions.