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New Mask Recommendations, UC Bearcats Watching Conference Realignment & More Top Stories

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital is recommending facial coverings for all students and adults inside schools after the COVID-19 delta variant has led to a resurgence of the virus locally and nationally. And in Ohio, statistics just released by the Ohio Department of Health show that 99.5% of the people who died from COVID-19 in the state this year were unvaccinated. Enquirer reporter Terry DeMio and News 5 Cleveland Digital Executive Producer Ian Cross join us with the latest.

Meanwhile, Cincinnati Public Schools and Metro are in a disagreement over bus service for thousands of students. Enquirer reporter Cameron Knight explains.

The FirstEnergy/House Bill 6 fallout continues in Columbus with increasing scrutiny of Gov. Mike DeWine. WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson talks to WVXU host Maryanne Zeleznik on where all that stands.

The U.S. Olympic team now stands at 41 in the medal count heading into Friday. Novak Djokovic’s loss to Alexander Zverev of Germany ended his bid for a Golden Slam, but Sunisa Lee became the fifth straight American woman to win the Olympic all-around. The BBC's Olympic Reporter Maz Farookhi joins us with the day’s highlights and look forward to tomorrow’s main events.

And the Cincinnati Bearcats athletics program is closely watching another potential round of NCAA conference realignment on the horizon. The Athletic - Cincinnati reporter Justin Williams talks about what it could mean for the university here.

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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.