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WCPO 9 I-Team reporter Craig Cheatham joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss former Hamilton County Deputy Michael Stemmerding, who was fired after the I-Team alerted the Sheriff's office to several alarming social media posts.  First, our panel discuss an online zine for young creatives, updates on local vaccinations, government loans helping local businesses, and more. Notable Links: Tellus Zine is building a community of young creatives, and all Tri-State teens are invited As West End transformation begins, some public housing residents fear they will be pushed out Fact Check Friday: Can the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines cause infertility? Beshear: About 1,000 Ohioans scheduled vaccine appointments at NKY Convention Center Ky. vaccine phase 1C: People 60 years and older, increased health risks, 'essential workers' Sycamore High School announces plans for a new stadium scheduled to open in 2022 University of Cincinnati program director accused of sending child pornography to undercover officers online Brent Spence Bridge ranked second-worst traffic bottleneck in U.S. Double shot: Disaster loans helped Cincy companies stretch stimulus impact Featured Story: Hamilton County Sheriff investigates deputy who posted Three Percenter flag on Facebook After investigation, Hamilton Co. sheriff fires deputy with 3Percenters flag on Facebook profile What the investigation into fired Hamilton County Sheriff's deputy reveals More at   See for privacy information.
Our panel discussed local music through the lens of Black History Month, snowplow special treatment, and Cincinnatians stuck in the Texas blackout. Next, I-Team reporter Dan Monk and Lucy May discuss their report on an out-of-town landlord whose Avondale property casts a spotlight on the inadequacies of the region’s pandemic-stressed housing market after receiving a “Notice of Civil Offense” alleging they failed to comply with building-code orders to repair heating and hot-water problems in a 25-unit apartment building. Notable Links: Cincinnati hip-hop 'artivist' is building on foundation created by pioneering blues singer Lounge Acts presents a Black History Month mixtape Two years after Route X: Do city leaders get their streets plowed first? Former WCPO anchor Clyde Gray describes being caught in devastating Texas snowstorm I-Team: City of Cincinnati fines out-of-town landlord for problems at Avondale apartment complex Find more at  See for privacy information.
We discuss an "innovation center" coming to Lincoln Heights, tracking COVID-19 vaccinations, an update on the $80M housing development in OTR, and more. Next, I-Team reporter Dan Monk joins the podcast to discuss his look at a list of 4,300 complaints alleging local companies failed to follow state rules on COVID prevention.  Notable Links: Avondale homeowner has all-too-common problem of major home repairs needed and a limited income Innovation center in Lincoln Heights aims to empower residents to create a more prosperous community Kable Academy helping connect people to tech careers -- and rebound from COVID-19 economic crisis WATCH: WCPO 9 special tracks COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the Tri-State City Council approves controversial $80M housing development in OTR, with no affordable units Featured: Masks in Cincinnati: How well did Cincinnati-area agencies handle COVID-19 complaints?     See for privacy information.
Our panel discusses entrepreneur opportunities in Northern Kentucky, racial inequality in local vaccinations, Cincinnati teacher getting their first vaccinations and more. Next, WCPO 9 I-Team reporter Paula Christian joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to explain why prosecutors call P.G. Sittenfeld's political action committee a slush fund, but his attorney says it's legal. Panel Links: MORTAR Covington aims to replicate OTR entrepreneurship program's success in Northern Kentucky As Hamilton County's homeless shelters keep people warm this winter, they worry worst is yet to come Racial inequality shaped the pandemic — and now it's shaping vaccination campaigns, too Wilmington man who attended Jan. 6 Capitol riot faces 25 years for alleged online threat Rob Portman says 'partisan gridlock' helped him decide not to seek reelection to Senate in 2022 GOP’s Rep. Jim Jordan won’t seek Portman’s US Senate seat 'We just want our kids back': Cincinnati teachers get first vaccine doses ahead of return to school Featured Links: P.G. Sittenfeld's PAC at center of corruption case: 'secret slush fund' or legal account?   See for privacy information.
The panel discusses a community car care clinic, stimulus cards that look like spam, new Bengals uniforms and more. WCPO reporter Mariel Carbone joins to discuss the $77 million mixed-use development at Liberty and Elm streets that was put on pause by City Council after criticism from the Over-the-Rhine Community Council that it would lack any affordable units. Notable Links: Samaritan Car Care Clinic works to change people's lives -- one oil change at a time People are throwing away stimulus check debit cards When will Ohio, Kentucky forgive Pandemic Unemployment Assistance overpayments? Bengals are getting some new stripes this offseason FEATURED: OTR Community Council says $77M development will hurt low-income residents See for privacy information.
Our panel discusses the inspiring story of Roger Grein, the growing list of mayoral candidates, parking lot steaks, and more. Next, I-Team reporter Dan Monk joins the podcast to discuss his investigation that led some attorneys and politicians to raise questions about Chinedum Ndukwe’s involvement in the scandals in City Council. Notable Links: COLUMN: Need some inspiration at the end of this difficult year? Meet Roger Grein After 35 years of surviving HIV and AIDS, Carl Fox is part of a study he believes will find a cure Tri-State's child poverty rates improved in 2019, but will COVID-19 crisis erase gains? Ohio State Sen. Cecil Thomas on 2021 mayoral bid: Situation calls for 'an alternative' City Councilman Chris Seelbach considers joining increasingly crowded 2021 mayoral race Do riots lead to meaningful social change? Ask the people of Avondale Car renter billed over $1,000 in late and cleaning fees We put $2 parking lot steaks to the test Report lists 'creepiest' tech gifts of 2020 Developer, ex-Bengal Ndukwe weaves tangled web at City Hall: 'Is it possible the FBI got played?' See for privacy information.
Our panel talks about the Black economy in Cincinnati, employment opportunities at an upcoming job fair, and new Covid-19 restrictions. Next, reporter Jasmine Minor joins the podcast to discuss her series, "The Game," where local Black athletes spoke about trauma that racism leaves behind. Finally, I-Team reporter Paula Christian explains the charges and arrest of P.G Sittenfeld, the third Cincinnati City Council Member arrest for corruption this year. Notable Links: Is Cincinnati 'not the place' for Black success? Kroger, Cintas, Cincinnati Bell and more are part of this huge career fair -- sign up now NKY libraries alter services to follow new pandemic restrictions Kentucky business owners adapt plans as latest round of COVID-19 restrictions announced Wednesday The Game: Local Black athletes speak on trauma that racism leaves behind Feds: Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld solicited $40K in exchange for votes 'It's time to clean house': Mayor Cranley, City Council react to third public-corruption arrest P.G. Sittenfeld: 'I do not give up. I will not give up,' after arrest on federal corruption charges Twitter: @hearcincinnati See for privacy information.
Our panel discuss rising homelessness, local schools changing course on Covid-19, and some optimism for the Bengals. After a chemical fire Wednesday, the Brent Spence Bridge remains closed for the foreseeable future. Reporter Courtney Francisco explains what inspectors are looking and what to expect next. Cincinnati Council Member Jeff Pastor was arrested Tuesday morning and faces corruption charges. I-Team reporter Paula Christian explains the indictments against Pastor and the possible repercussions. Notable Links: Her landlords had her Black Lives Matter sign removed; now she and her son must move, too As pandemic rages, this winter could be worst in years for homelessness in Greater Cincinnati Rampant COVID-19 may force Cincinnati-area schools to move online Illness, quarantine force some Northern Kentucky school districts to go back to virtual Staff at Boone County Schools concerned district's return to in-person teaching isn't safe right now Zac Taylor still seeking a Bengals winning streak despite early-season losses Brent Spence Bridge closure: What are engineers, inspectors looking for? Brent Spence Bridge: Full coverage Feds: Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor took $55K in exchange for votes on two developments Did Councilman Jeff Pastor record 'shakedown' talks with developers ahead of corruption probe? Mayor Cranley: Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost will try to suspend Councilman Jeff Pastor from office Twitter: @HearCincinnati More at See for privacy information.
Senior reporter Larry Seward and senior manager Meghan Goth discuss the outcome of some of the Tri-State's biggest elections and how WCPO's election coverage differed from years past. Our panel discusses a rise in suburban poverty, a booming housing market, and the continued local spike in COVID-19 cases. Notable Links: As poverty grows in Greater Cincinnati's suburbs, one community considers ways to help How to stay cool in Cincinnati's impossibly hot housing market DeWine appoints new health director, Ohio hits nearly 5,000 cases in a single day Gov. Mike DeWine tells NPR he wishes President Trump 'had a more happy relationship with masks' Beshear renews mask mandate for another 30 days Democrat Charmaine McGuffey elected next Hamilton County Sheriff Prosecutor Joe Deters wins reelection in Hamilton County WCPO partnership helping provide in-depth, watchdog journalism on election security Problems at the polls? Here's how you can report issues that prevent people from voting Ohio invites hackers to try to break into voting websites See for privacy information.
Our panel discusses a free newspaper distributed in detention centers, locating hard-to-find supplies during the pandemic, and the recent COVID-19 spike in Ohio. Next, Pat LaFleur discusses the new modern-looking bridge design submitted to replace the Western Hills Viaduct. Later, Mariel Carbone explains Cincinnati's new stimulus program to help local bars and restaurants struggling during the pandemic. Notable Links: Free RISE newspaper explains rights and resources for incarcerated people while offering hope 9 items still in short supply after 6 months of pandemic DeWine: Ohio's COVID-19 numbers 'getting worse by the minute' City, county unveil proposed design for new, single-deck Western Hills Viaduct 'Taste of Cincinnati All Winter Long' aims to keep restaurants afloat through colder months Twitter: @HearCincinnati See for privacy information.
WCPO sports reporter Mike Dyer speaks with former Big Red Machine members Ken Griffey Sr. and Pete Rose about their thoughts and memories of their friend and teammate Joe Morgan, who passed Sunday at age 77. First, our panel discusses a local group shining light on our nation's history of racial divide, a local neighborhood's history of physical divide, and the worst week for COVID-19 in Ohio yet. Notable Links: New funding aims to help people keep beloved pets through COVID-19 economic crisis Eager to learn about the nation's racial divide and how we got here? New Women's Fund analysis can help West End school’s slated renovation sparks memories of neighborhood’s history of gentrification Colts say COVID-19 results were false-positives, Sunday's game still scheduled 'Every alarm going off' in Ohio's COVID-19 data, but DeWine resists talk of new shutdown Child advocates seeing more shaken baby, broken bones, severe physical abuse as pandemic goes on Joe Morgan, member of the Big Red Machine, dies at 77 Cincinnatians mourn the death of baseball great Joe Morgan See for privacy information.
What is systemic racism?

What is systemic racism?


What is systemic racism? It's hard to define for some and lived daily by others. On this special episode of the Hear Cincinnati podcast, reporter Lisa Smith is joined by a Zoom panel of community leaders to discuss how racism is rooted in our society and what it will take to bring about healing. You will hear thoughts from Ellen Katz, CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation; Dr. Kyra Shahid, director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at Xavier University; Darryl Peal, chief diversity officer at Northern Kentucky University; Christopher Miller, senior director of education and community engagement at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center; and Patricia Pope, CEO & chief creative officer at Pope Consulting. The panel is included in part along side several other stories in WCPO's special "From Protests to Solutions - The Movement for Change," airing at 7:30 Tuesday night on WCPO 9 and available to stream afterwards. Later, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May and senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Goth to discuss the latest news of the week. Notable Links: 'From Protests to Solutions - The Movement for Change' airs Tuesday on WCPO Nonprofit's injection van helps ensure patients get the medication they need during COVID pandemic Why Cincinnati business leaders are working to attract more minority entrepreneurs to the Tri-State Vandal targeting houses in College Hill with Black Lives Matter signs Dayton PD: Moeller graduate Michael Currin died after falling from a moving truck Flying Pigskin: Cincinnati Bengals tie in Philadelphia after 'nobody wanted to win the game' See for privacy information.
The panel discusses a new multimillion-dollar fund that aims to save businesses, COVID-19 in nursing homes, flags getting football players in hot water, and more. Later, WCPO I-Team reporter Craig Cheatham joins the podcast to discuss a decades-old mystery solved by the identification of human remains found in 1997. Notable Links: Empty shelters mean higher costs as Bethany House assists homeless families during COVID-19 crisis Virtual Young Women LEAD conference aims to boost young women's confidence and ambitions Business Legacy Fund aims to help employees buy companies from retiring business owners Which Ohio nursing homes have had COVID-19 deaths? State government refuses to tell Little Miami football players no longer suspended for flag incident Decades old mystery solved: Butler County Coroner identifies human remains found in 1997 See for privacy information.
Six Miami University students who were cited for breaking a city ordinance against mass gatherings after a student threw a 20-person house party a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Courtney Francisco joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss.  Notable Links: New ArtWorks mural aims to open hearts and minds to the importance and power of second chances DeWine's choice for director of the Ohio Department of Health withdraws name from consideration Madeira debating removing 'Thin Blue Line' symbol from city's police cruisers FAQ: What you need to know about Cincinnati's plastic bag ban Bengals deep at receiver with Green, Boyd, Tate and more Miami student threw 20-person house party a week after COVID-19 diagnosis Miami University sees 159 new positive COVID-19 cases over Labor Day weekend See for privacy information.
Our panel discuss the latest exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the latest back-to-school reporting, and brown clouds in New Richmond. Later, WCPO reporter Pat LaFlour joins to explain why Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday afternoon to make the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar fare-free. Notable Links: Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition explores themes of justice and equality in works by Hank Willis Thomas WATCH: WCPO 9 takes a look at local schooling in the era of COVID-19 New Richmond residents worry about blowing dust clouds as cleanup of former Beckjord site begins Cranley: Use Cincinnati streetcar fare revenue to fund more 'police visibility' City Council votes to make streetcar fare-free See for privacy information.
Our panel discusses how changes in poverty are affecting communities, a Bengals player's missing father, a postponed Reds game and more. Later, near the 20-minute mark, Brian is joined by WCPO anchor and reporter Evan Milward to discuss his collumn 'This is not a time to be quiet, Thom Brennaman, help me understand,' written in response to Brennaman's use of an anti-gay slur during a Reds broadcast. Notable Links: You could name the zoo’s new baby rhino! When poverty and pandemic collide, back to school strains families already struggling Federal judge's order paves way for 2018 lawsuit over Cincinnati's tent cities to proceed Father of Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander found safe in Florida Reds, Brewers decide not to play Wednesday game to protest police shooting of Jacob Blake Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman suspended 'effective immediately' for using homophobic slur on-air Broadcaster Thom Brennaman removed from NFL broadcasts following homophobic slur COLUMN: This is not a time to be quiet. Thom Brennaman, help me understand. See for privacy information.
Our panel discuss a local pharmacist-turned-tech-CEO, a judge's sex scandal, a group advocating to replace Cincinnati Police with a "public safety" department, and more. Next, near the 25-minute mark, WCPO reporter Monique John joins the podcast to discuss her report on the Alexandra Apartments complex, what it means to Walnut Hills, and why its future is uncertain. Notable Links: Ohio Values: How this pre-pandemic cruise picture represents the values Shannon Jones holds dear Peerro: This pharmacist-turned-CEO has an app to connect young people with jobs and brighter futures Cincinnati-based First Student removes its claim that school bus disinfectant 'kills' COVID-19 for up to 30 days WATCH: WCPO 9's Safely Back to School Special examines Tri-State districts' plans Judge Dawn Gentry's alleged sex and drinking partner hasn't testified in her misconduct hearing Group seeking to replace Cincinnati Police with ‘public safety’ department It's the 'heart' of Walnut Hills. But will the residents who call it home soon be asked to leave? See for privacy information.
WCPO reporter Josh Bazan joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss Cincinnati Public School's plan for five weeks of distanced learning and the concerns of local parents and teachers. Plus, our panel discusses tech for at home learning, quarantine gambling addiction, roundabouts and more. Notable Links: When learning is virtual, what happens to the kids who don't sign into class? Best laptops for online Zoom learning Cincinnati-area small businesses: We need help, now Gambling addiction experts: Quarantine isolation could drive some to online gambling addiction Officials: Roundabouts, so easy a kid can drive them Ohio bars, including 16-Bit, lose bid to block DeWine's liquor curfew These are the six Cincinnati bars with the most mask, distancing complaints Cincinnati Public Schools moving ahead with remote learning plan for first 5 weeks Parents wary as CPS plans to discuss reopening plan Monday Brown, Portman disagree on which school districts deserve more funding for COVID-19 safety upgrades Back to School | WCPO 9 News See for privacy information.
We discuss a possible wave of evictions in Hamilton Co., trouble with Interstate 75, a local bar closed by police due to 'drug sales,' and more. Around 23 minutes, Evan Milward  oins the podcast to discuss the arrest of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case connected to a taxpayer-funded bailout of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants. Notable Links: A new wave of evictions could soon hit Hamilton Co. Her story shows how devastating that could be Tri-State residents on landmark law's 30th anniversary: 'The ADA is the floor, not the ceiling' Longtime trucker quits job to avoid driving Interstate 75 Cincinnati police close Northside's Knowlton Tavern due to ‘drug sales, trafficking’ Lounge Acts: Cincinnati shoegaze band Slow Glows readies new album during quarentine Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reverses course, calls for repeal of nuclear bailout law at center of scandal LaRose: Speaker Householder, associates violated Ohio campaign finance laws at least 19 times See for privacy information.
This week on the Hear Cincinnati podcast, I am joined by real-time editor Sarah Walsh and senior manager of broadcast Kennan Oliphant to discuss this week's guidelines and updates from Gov. DeWine, a chance to play football for those with cochlear implants, and vandalization of the Black Lives Matter mural in downtown Cincinnati. Later, near the the 23 minute mark, WCPO senior manager of broadcast Kennan Oliphant and news producer Sarah Sikora join to discuss WCPO's town hall special that featured educational leaders from several schools and discussed back-to-school procedures and plans for the fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the town hall special at Notable Links: Gov. DeWine issues no new COVID-19 orders, implores all Ohioans wear masks to avoid shutdown DeWine takes Hamilton, Butler counties off 'watchlist,' upgrades threat level for others The sound of a dream: New technology helps deaf teen play football Black Lives Matter mural in front of Cincinnati City Hall vandalized with red paint City working on ideas to repair, protect Plum Street mural after vandalism 'Whose streets? Our streets': How disrupting Cincinnati traffic has steered George Floyd protests See for privacy information.
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Aug 24th
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