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Essentials like a toothbrush, food and - these days - face masks, all provide a sense of security to people. Now, those being released from the Lebanon Correctional Institution north of Cincinnati will get the same kind of comfort.

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Armed with grant money, Norwood officials are moving ahead with a plan to redevelop Montgomery Road to make it more pedestrian friendly and infuse much needed help into mom and pop businesses. They also hope to redevelop commercial sites.

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A social media campaign in Montgomery County aims to build community pride and to lift up voices of underrepresented people. "Many People, Many Voices, One City," from the Dayton Human Relations Council, asks people to share their stories.

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This Cincinnati-based firm is still in its infancy but already is having a major impact on local communities looking to answer difficult community planning questions and creating a healthier public realm.

The day before Republican Gov. Mike DeWine delivers his first State of the State speech, a progressive-leaning coalition of health and human service organizations and labor unions says Ohio is falling behind the rest of the nation in some key areas. The One Ohio Now report says the state has not invested enough in schools, health and community safety. 

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Community organizing has become a valuable way for individual residents who see a problem to find their voice and work towards finding a viable solution to that problem.

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In her book, The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America, YES! Magazine Co-Founder and Columnist Sarah van Gelder brings to light the people and communities working to make a difference, who are putting in the time and effort to get things done.

Is Communal Living Making A Comeback?

Oct 8, 2018
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During our broadcast we mentioned Grailville, in Loveland, Ohio, as being a co-living community. This is incorrect. Grailville has not been a co-living community for many years.

On a recent Sunday night, The McGregor House in Mt. Auburn is having an open dinner with their housemates and guests from the nearby Brewster house. Both homes are intentional living communities, houses where multiple adults live together in a purposeful way.

Here's Your Chance To Swim Across The Ohio River

Sep 10, 2018
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The Bill Keating, Jr. Great Ohio River Swim takes place Sunday, September 23. Participants enter the water at the Serpentine Wall, swim across the river to Newport and then back, finishing at the Public Landing – a total distance of about 900 meters.

Using The Power Of Social Gatherings For Good

Aug 29, 2018
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This holiday weekend 200,000 rubber ducks will be dumped into the Ohio River to raise money for the Freestore Foodbank.

How much do you know about Colerain Township? 

The annual celebration of music, community and independence returns to Northside on July 4. 

The summer months bring a plethora of community festivals, but for Cincinnati's largest neighborhood, Westwood's Second Saturday block parties are the place to be. 

Hamilton's Fitton Center for the Arts is kicking off a new season of exhibits, events and classes with a free community party on Friday, August 18. 

BLINK Is Coming To Cincinnati In October

Jun 16, 2017

BLINK, coming to Cincinnati in October, is a community light festival that will happen throughout downtown, Over the Rhine and Findlay Market. 

Looking Ahead To A Busy Summer Of Fun In Price Hill

Apr 28, 2017

There are a wealth of events happening in Price Hill, thanks in great part to the community development efforts of the organization Price Hill Will

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The Beyond Civility project allows citizens and civic leaders to meet and explore the barriers and bridges to effective dialogue. At Beyond Civility's Back-to-Back programs, high profile advocates of opposing positions on a legal or social issue agree to speak convincingly on behalf of the other side’s views. It's a challenging exercise, but one that fosters understanding and respect for those who hold different viewpoints.

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Thanksgiving is the time people all across the country head home to reconnect with family and friends. More people travel to Cincinnati on Thanksgiving weekend than at any other time of the year. 

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Madisonville got its start in 1809 as Madison, named after the fourth president of the United States, James Madison. 

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Paul Rogat Loeb's book, Soul Of a Citizen: Living With Conviction In Challenging Times, has become a classic guide for those seeking to become social activists, veteran organizers, and anyone who wants to make a difference. The book has inspired thousands to make their voices heard and actions count.

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Last summer, Skyward released the myNKY plan, a five year strategic roadmap for the economic and social growth of Northern Kentucky. 

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The 28th Annual Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion starts tomorrow and runs through this Sunday. 

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Northside is known for being a quirky local neighborhood, rich in the arts and with a tradition of community activism; it’'s a walkable, urban location with a small town feel. Popular spots include record shops, community spaces and vintage stores.

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More than half of Cincinnati’s youth are living in poverty. Many may not feel like they have a voice. Louder than a Bomb, the world’s largest youth poetry slam, gives them a chance to speak out. Originating in Chicago in 2001, this contest is meant to unite young people, enabling them to hear one another’s stories and share experiences through spoken word. The finals for the local contest will take place April 9 in the Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
 

Transform Cincinnati Marketplace For Big Ideas

Sep 23, 2015

This spring, a new initiative was launched to connect bold ideas to improve Greater Cincinnati with people who have the potential to make significant investments. Transform Cincinnati set out in search of bold ideas, able to affect change for the better in our community. And on September 30th, the finalists who submitted the top six ideas will present them to a group of potential investors at the Transform Cincinnati Marketplace

Kennedy Heights is getting ready to celebrate. After nearly six years of planning and construction, the Cincinnati neighborhood is holding the official grand opening of the new Kennedy Heights Cultural Campus next weekend, complete with a ribbon cutting, parade and festival.

Cincy Summer Streets, a celebration of our largest public space - our streets - is back for its second year, bigger and better. This time around, Cincy Summer Streets will take place on two different dates, in two different parts of town, Northside and Over the Rhine, where streets will be closed-off to traffic to create a car-free space for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, skate, dance, create art, and connect with their neighbors.

Reducing And Controlling Local Deer Populations

Jul 20, 2015
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As beautiful as the animals are, deer have become not just a nuisance but a real danger in many neighborhoods, especially during mating season. Over-population and dwindling natural habitat have forced more deer into yards and out onto roads and highways, and they are an increasing cause of vehicle accidents across the country. But there seems to be little consensus on the proper way to control deer populations. 

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  One of Cincinnati’'s oldest neighborhoods, Price Hill, was once praised as the city'’s most popular and distinctive suburb. Commonly divided into East Price Hill, West Price Hill, and Lower Price Hill, the area covers over 6 square miles. Like many neighborhoods, Price Hill has experienced its ups and downs, but its residents are proactive in targeting problems and working together to make their community a better place to live.

 

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