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Amazon.com

Last December, the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Cincinnati invited Jim Wallis to speak at their annual meeting.

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Between 1882 and 1968, the NAACP documented 4,743 lynchings in the United States. All were abhorrent, but none was more socially and politically impactful than the lynching of Emmett Till.

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Seth Wenig / AP

Libraries are hoping to benefit from the popularity of the newest home and lifestyle improvement guru. Marie Kondo has written books on organizing and has a popular show on Netflix where she helps people sort out their lives by decluttering.

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Courtesy of / American Values, Religious Voices Campaign

The campaign for and results of the 2016 presidential election created, or revealed, deep divisions in our country, and many Americans questioned how to respond. Many people of faith turned to their religious communities for guidance and support.

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"I feel that 2018 was a huge year for diverse books," says one department manager at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. "Books about people of all colors and creeds and ethnicities, just telling stories about their experiences. I saw that much more in 2018 than I have seen previously, especially getting awards and getting critical acclaim."

Courtesy of Alexander Watson

While living in Texas, Alexander Watson and Dale Harris purchased and restored a vintage 1955 Chris-Craft Corsair 45-foot motor yacht and rechristened it the Betty Jane.

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Courtesy of / Doris Kearns Goodwin

In her latest book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin draws upon four of the presidents she has studied most closely – Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson – to offer an enlightening exploration into the early development, growth and exercise of leadership.

Books By The Banks Returns

Oct 17, 2018
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Courtesy of Books By The Banks

The 12th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival features more than 150 authors and literary themed activities for all ages. This year's event includes bestselling authors Wil Haygood of Tigerland, Nick Bruel of Bad Kitty, Thayne Maynard of Saving Fiona and Alice McDermott of Ninth Hour.

Using The Power Of Social Gatherings For Good

Aug 29, 2018
Walnut Hills Five Points Alley
Provided

This holiday weekend 200,000 rubber ducks will be dumped into the Ohio River to raise money for the Freestore Foodbank.

Exploring 'Tigerland' With Author Wil Haygood

Aug 23, 2018
Amazon

During the 1968-69 school year, an all-black high school in Columbus, Ohio, won both the state’s basketball and baseball championships.

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Pixabay

School is back in session and summer nearly over, which means schedules have returned to normal and you may actually find yourself with free time to read something that's not a shopping list, packing list or to-do list. 

New Book Offers Look At The Real 'Fly Girls'

Aug 14, 2018
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Courtesy / Keith O'Brien

In August 25, 1929, a crowd gathered at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport to greet the female pilots competing in the First Women's National Air Derby. The race started in Santa Monica, Calif., and ended in Cleveland.

Rick Bass Shares His 'Traveling Feast'

Aug 13, 2018
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Courtesy Lowry Bass

Author Rick Bass is renowned for his writing on the environment and for his environmental activism. In his latest book, The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes, Bass goes on a journey to thank the writers he considers his mentors, visiting and preparing those who accept his offer an elaborate meal. Joining him in his travels are some of his past and current writing students, and through the sharing of food, experiences and conversation, he connects his mentors and mentees.

Remembering Lost Northern Kentucky

Aug 2, 2018
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Courtesy Arcadia Publishing

Many of Northern Kentucky's historic businesses, religious structures, homes and entertainment destinations have been lost to time.

How Yeast (Yes, Yeast) Shaped Civilization

Jul 2, 2018
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Oxford Press / Provided

Research shows the ancient Egyptians were using yeast to produce alcoholic beverages and leaven bread over 5,000 years ago. But it wasn't until the invention of the microscope followed by the work of Louis Pasteur in the late 1860s that yeast was identified as a living organism.

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Amazon.com

Alexander Graham Bell invented not only the telephone, but also early versions of the phonograph, the metal detector, airplanes, and hydrofoil boats. Bell was also a pioneering speech teacher and a champion of educating those with hearing impairments.   

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U.S. Federal Government

On June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy won the California Democratic presidential primary. Minutes after giving a victory speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, he was shot multiple times. The 42-year-old senator from New York and former U.S. Attorney General died the next day.

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George C. Campell / Wikimedia Commons

Last Monday, we all stopped to recognize Memorial, or Decoration, Day.

In the process of research for his 2001 book, "Race and Reunion," Yale Historian David Blight stumbled into the story of the first Decoration Day, just weeks after the surrender of Robert E. Lee at Appomattox.

Reliving Ronald Reagan's Three Days In Moscow

Jun 4, 2018
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Reagan Library

On May 31, 1988, President Ronald Reagan delivered a speech to an audience at Moscow State University. The speech capped his first visit to the Soviet capital, and the fourth summit between Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Have you ever wanted to have more than a few flower beds and a lawn in your yard? Would you like to grow more of your own food to have ready access to fresh fruits, herbs and vegetables but didn't think you had the space, or just didn't know where to begin?

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