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Hear journalists and reporters share the stories behind some of Cincinnati's biggest news stories.
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You may know Ben Schwartz from our popular series, Ben Asks a Question, in which Schwartz poses viewer questions during Gov. Mike DeWine's daily press briefings about the coronavirus.  Schwartz is a recent graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and just finished his fellowship at WCPO's Statehouse News Bureau. But our audience liked him so much, we decided to keep him around as a freelancer. We're happy for the ability to be a mouthpiece for the public during this time.  This special edition of the Hear Cincinnati podcast features an interview with Schwartz from the ScrippsTalks podcast. ScrippsTalks is a podcast where director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University Bob Stewart talks to Scripps School students, faculty and alumni about their coronavirus experience. Notable Links: Ben Asks a Question: What do you want to ask Gov. Mike DeWine? Ben Asks a Question: Why are some Ohioans still waiting for unemployment benefits? Ben Asks a Question: Can caterers begin serving private events?
Our panel discusses the story behind this month's featured artist at the Sharonville Cultural Arts Center, the trial of Springboro gym teacher accused of sexual imposition, Cincinnati Police's noisy shooting range and more. Later, at 20:30, WCPO 9 news director Mike Canan, entertainment reporter Brian Mains, and real-time reporter Sarah Walsh join the podcast to discuss WCPO's coverage of coronavirus and how the pandemic is impacting Greater Cincinnati. Notable Links: His art pulled him up from his lowest point. He's hoping it can push him to new heights, too Detective: Springboro gym teacher was 'manipulating,' 'grooming' children in his class Report presents options to reduce noise from Cincinnati police shooting range LIST: Local events that are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 LIST: How some local schools are dealing with COVID-19 Four confirmed COVID-19 cases in Butler County DeWine confirms 9 new cases of coronavirus in Ohio Coronavirus: Complete coverage
We discuss the statue of Marian Spencer, new strategies for the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, an update to the Tamaya Dennard scandal, and more. Later at 25:45, WCPO senior reporter Larry Seward joins the podcast to discuss what local law enforcement is doing to prevent people from mailing weed to the Tri-State illegally. Notable Links: With funds raised, Marian Spencer sculpture is a big step closer to becoming a reality in Cincinnati Life without the Millennium: Smaller may be better for Cincinnati convention business Under fire, Tamaya Dennard resigns from Cincinnati City Council Dennard's stolen car crashes into home Tuesday morning 'He's going to die here': Cincinnati 911 dispatcher refused to send help to stroke victim Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: March 5-8 How do you stop people from mailing weed illegally? Local law enforcement is trying to figure it out
Cincinnati city councilwoman Tamaya Dennard was arrested on Tuesday and accused of trying to exchange votes for money. She now faces federal charges of honest services wire fraud, bribery and attempted extortion. WCPO 9's manager of investigative content Dr. Hillary Lake and I-Team reporter Paula Christian join host Brian Niesz to discuss the case against Dennard, the reaction from city officials, and what happens next. Notable Links: Cincinnati city councilwoman Tamaya Dennard accused of trying to exchange votes for money Mayor John Cranley calls on Councilmember Tamaya Dennard to refute accusations or resign Hamilton County's lead attorney on the Banks is the cooperating witness against Tamaya Dennard Citizens file to remove Tamaya Dennard from office 'Judgment is so easy': Dennard breaks silence after arrest and mayor's call for resignation City Councilmember Greg Landsman says he gave Tamaya Dennard $1,000 after she asked for money Will lawsuit calling for Tamaya Dennard's resignation move forward? Mayor: How much is county spending on Hilltop land for Bengals? COLUMN: Why (and when) WCPO chooses to use anonymous sources Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Feb. 27-March 1
Our panel discusses maternal mortality, transportation for veterans, Mahogany's founder's new restaurant, and much more. Later, at 32:45, sports reporter Keenan Singleton joins the podcast to discuss FC Cincinnati, which relieved head coach Ron Jans his duties this week after accusations that he used racial slurs and made "extremely inappropriate comments." Notable Links: Too many black moms die of pregnancy-related causes, and a new effort is working to change that COLUMN: What all of us can learn from two black-owned businesses separated by nearly 200 years Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati awards millions in grants to fund new affordable housing This entrepreneur says her homelessness is why she strives to build her business and help others Getting to jobs, medical appointments is a big challenge for some veterans. Here's one possible fix After WCPO report, veteran surprises fellow veteran with help reinstating driver's license Cincinnati's most endangered malls: An I-Team analysis compares the viability of local retail centers Neighbor accuses Doug Evans of building industrial park on land meant for farming Union Township neighbor sues Evans Landscaping owner alleging industrial park is public nuisance Mahogany’s founder Liz Rogers opening Wing Champ in Sharonville Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Feb. 20-23 FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans accused of using racial slur, relieved of coaching duties FC Cincinnati coach was lying about his reason for ouster, according to club, players association FC Cincinnati's head coach joins a history of the Queen City's problematic sports personalities Jurgen Locadia eager to begin new chapter by joining FC Cincinnati
This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Goth, and anchor/reporter Evan Millward to discuss Covington homeless shelter standards, a shortage of black educators, Macy's moving away, and more. Later, at 29:40, Brian is joined by WCPO senior reporter Larry Seward to discuss a Cincinnati Police captain who was arrested for OVI Saturday night in Loveland. Notable Links: Covington prepares to adopt new standards for homeless shelters From Peter Clark to Rodger Horton, black educators are still rare. And that needs to change. Macy's to close corporate headquarters in Cincinnati in massive restructuring FDA considers black box warning for all breast implants Police: Cincinnati police captain drove while intoxicated, swayed through sobriety test Dashcam shows Cincinnati officer's OVI arrest, husband's confrontation with police Cincinnati police captain pleads not guilty to OVI
WCPO community reporter Lucy May talks about her story on Scott Noel, who was found dead in November 2018 in downtown Cincinnati, lying face down with his trousers and underwear pulled around his knees and his clothes soaking wet. Later, WCPO I-Team reporter Craig Cheatham joins to discuss his investigation into the Social Security Administration's struggle to detect and stop fraud after learning of a Cincinnati man was caught spending his dead mother's social security checks for 27 years. Notable Links: United Way of Greater Cincinnati names Moira Weir as its new CEO How did Scott Noel die? Sister seeks answers more than a year after he was found dead Downtown As EdChoice debate drags on, Feb. 1 deadline draws ever closer Parents, teachers oppose last-minute changes to EdChoice $500k bond set for Princeton Middle security guard accused of sex crimes against students Target shopper and store clerk hailed for stopping grandparent scam Suburban mom loses $20,000 to Social Security Scam Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Jan. 30-Feb. 2 Super Bowl LIV: These Cincinnati bars are hosting watch parties Cincinnati man cashed deceased mother's social security checks for 27 years
Our panel discusses the YWCA's "Real Reads" program, the Florence Y'alls, saving The Farm, and more. Later, at 19:30, WCPO business reporter Dan Monk joins to discuss downsizing at Macy's that some analysts believe could lead to the company closing all but one local store and moving its headquarters out of Cincinnati. Notable Links: YWCA Greater Cincinnati hopes 'The Hate U Give' can start real conversations about racial divisions Florence Freedom rebrands as the Florence Y'alls, y'all The Farm, longtime West Side event center, up for auction Anonymous donor rescues The Farm from $126,000 IRS debt PD: Impairment may be a factor in Downtown crash that killed one, injured 5 Two Pendleton restaurants mourn sudden deaths this week Police: Two dead in Sycamore Township murder-suicide Pawsitively Cincinnati: The story of a man and his dog Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Jan. 23-26 Pressure to shrink: Will Macy's downsizing mean the loss of its Cincinnati headquarters?
We discuss Ohio’s Step Up To Quality child care program, gentrification in Madisonville, tax troubles for The Farm, a body found in a car fire in Blue Ash, and more. Later, at 27:40, WCPO community reporter Lucy May stays to discuss the unusual circumstances of a Northside house that sits on a section of Vandalia Avenue that is privately owned, but the owner argues it isn’t a street at all. Notable Links: Most Southwest Ohio child care providers meet Ohio quality requirements six months before deadline Is Madisonville becoming gentrified? Rising rents, taxes causing some to leave The Farm, longtime West Side event center, up for auction Cincinnati wedding venue shuts down, stranding brides Lockland School District terminates armed security guard contract amid I-Team investigation Woman's body discovered inside flaming car in restaurant parking lot Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Jan. 16-20 She bought a home for $1 on a road that might not exist. She hopes you learn from her story
Our panel discusses an exhibit of creative writing and artwork by incarcerated people, WCPO's new mug shot policy, good news for pedestrian safety, the passing of a white lion at the Cincinnati Zoo, and more. Later, WCPO reporter Paola Suro joins to discuss several high-profile Hyde Park restaurants that closed for good in 2019. Keystone Bar and Grill, Hyde Park Hitching Post and Dutch’s closed within a week of each other just before the new year. They join Cock and Bull and Teller's, which closed in mid-2019. Notable Links: Unbound: Library exhibit of creative writing, artwork brings incarcerated people out of the shadows WCPO is cutting back on the use of mug shots with crime stories Vision Zero Cincinnati: Pedestrian-involved crashes dropped in 2019, according to city data 22-year-old white lion euthanized at Cincinnati Zoo Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Jan. 9-12 Three Hyde Park restaurants close in less than a week
Our panel discusses a Loveland family who opened their home, NCAA pulls 2022 Cincinnati March Madness games, Santacon and more. Later, at 29:45, Brian is joined by WCPO reporter Lisa Smith to talk about Ohio House Bill 178, which would eliminate the requirement for concealed handgun licenses, if passed. Notable Links: Loveland family opens their home and their hearts to man experiencing homelessness NCAA pulls 2022 men's basketball tournament games out of Heritage Bank Center Relative of kidnapping, torture suspects says victim was willing Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Dec. 12-15 Hamilton's Fretboard Public House hits all the right notes with small-batch brews and pub classics The Who: The Night that Changed Rock Would elimination of concealed gun licenses make Ohio safer?
WCPO's I-Team reporters Craig Cheatham, Paula Christian and Dan Monk discuss a three-month investigation that discovered that the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the Diocese of Covington and some religious orders repeatedly failed to disclose the identities, whereabouts and behavior of dozens of priests and brothers accused of sexually abusing children.
This week we discuss longer school hours, a spousal rape loophole and weekend festivities. At 21:30, Brian is joined by WCPO reporters Jake Ryle and Evan Milward, who discuss their experiences reporting from the gubernatorial candidates' watch parties on election day. Ryle and Milward reflect on Democrat Andy Beshear's apparent victory and Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's request for a recanvas.  Notable Links: Proposed bill would keep elementary schools open for 10 hours a day When Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan, productivity jumped 40% The loophole in this law allows partners to drug, rape their spouse Some states seek to close loopholes in marital rape laws Matt Bevin won't concede after Andy Beshear wins by less than 1% in Kentucky governor's race Did Matt Bevin lose support in NKY because he backed tolls to fund new Brent Spence Bridge? Here are Matt Bevin's options for appealing his election loss to Andy Beshear
This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, senior manager of broadcast Kennan Oliphant, and senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Wesley to discuss Kendi the rhino, a local mother struggling get her life back on track after an eviction, a parking squeeze near the University of Cincinnati, rumors that dealers circulating fentanyl disguised as marijuana, a $6 billion bypass proposal, and more. At 40:45, Brian is joined by WCPO anchor Kristyn Hartman and senior manager Tasha Stewart to discuss breast cancer awareness and prevention, and to tell their own "pink ribbon stories." Notable Links: Kendi is moving out of his parents' house and heading west How the story of this young mom 'trying to make a way' shows the holes in Cincinnati's safety net Homeowners near University of Cincinnati caught in parking squeeze, want help Are dealers circulating fentanyl disguised as marijuana? The short answer is no $6 billion for a highway bypass? Not everyone in the Tri-State thinks it's a good idea Reminder for women: Take care of yourselves all year, not just during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May discuss manatees, bearcats, a daycare jailbreak and more. Next (at 24:00), Brian is joined by WCPO reporter Kristen Swilley to talk about Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority which got an overwhelming response to its housing voucher program this year as development pushed more people out of their homes. Notable Links: Thanks to Cincinnati Zoo's rehabilitation program, two lucky manatees got to fly home to Florida Covington seeks to raise standards for homeless shelters, but will restrictions force closures? Smart Start Childcare under investigation after three kids wandered from gated play area Blue Ash kids' play areas vandalized with swastikas, profanity We need you, Cincy! Help name the University of Cincinnati's new mascot Search for affordable housing is 'scary,' few options exist for those in need Avondale tries to control growth: 'They see Over-the-Rhine and they see it coming this way'
Everything BLINK

Everything BLINK

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Our panel discusses bringing growth to Lincoln Heights, the ban on discrimination based on natural hair and more topics. Next (at 11:30), host Brian Niesz is joined by reporter/anchor Evan Millward, entertainment reporter Brian Mains, transportation and development reporter Pat LaFleur and BLINK artist Jason Snell to discuss the history of BLINK, some of the many attractions, the inspiration behind the art, where to park and more details. Notable links: The Heights Movement: How five young professionals are working to bring growth to Lincoln Heights City Council passes ordinance that bans discrimination based on natural hair COLUMN: Decision to 'go natural' has deeper roots for 9 On Your Side reporter Kristen Swilley BLINK coverage: BLINK Cincinnati FAQ: What it is, when it is and how to get around Traveling rainbow bridge celebrates LGBTQ Cincinnati for BLINK weekend BLINK hype crashes website, sets Covington all aglow with anticipation BLINK Map: Tour some of BLINK's light projection, art installation and stage locations BLINK: Architects of Air luminarium transforms Washington Park into dome of color, light, sound Cincinnati artist Jonathan Lamb returns home to paint Elm Street BLINK mural These funky, geometric lights will stay suspended in Downtown even after BLINK is over Catch these sounds from WCPO Lounge Acts alumni while seeing the BLINK sights Covington BLINK mural honors Northern Kentucky philanthropist Ralph Haile Navigating BLINK 2019: Officials urge visitors to carpool or take public transit
This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, reporter/achor Evan Millward, and senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Wesley to discuss a Cincinnati software company that is helping people with disabilities gain independence, Tracie Hunter's early release from prison, Hamilton County's large legal bills, a crash that destroyed the Ludlow-Bromley Yacht Club, and more. Later at 40:30, Brian is joined by WCPO reporter Mariel Carbone to discuss Ohio House Bill 285, which looks to establish a permanent Driver’s License Reinstatement Fee Debt Reduction Amnesty Program. The program helps to reduce or waive fees for people with low incomes. Notable Links: Cincinnati software uses smile power to give people with disabilities more independence Tracie Hunter to be released from jail Saturday — four months ahead of schedule Who was to blame for Hamilton County's $821k legal bill last year? PD: Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club ‘total loss’ after barge crash How this bill could change the downward spiral for people whose licenses have been suspended
Our panel discusses Mary Magdalen House, P&G's new ads on racial diversity, traffic speed cameras, new details on Blink, and more. At 39:15, Brian is then joined by WCPO sports director John Popovich to discuss Marty Brennaman and his retirement after spending 46 years as the radio voice of the Cincinnati Reds. "All I had to do was walk up the street," Popovich recalled. "I would hear Marty on the front porch, next house you could hear it blaring from the back porch." Notable Links: Mary Magdalen House provides hot showers, clean clothes for people living on Cincinnati's streets Grandparents who ended up homeless out of love for their grandson, Tank, get 'new beginning' 'We're doing it for the next generation': P&G ads on racial diversity continue to evolve Are traffic speed cameras about public safety ... or money? MAP: Here's what you'll see (and do) at BLINK in Cincy and Covington this year Fountain Square BLINK installation will make audience part of the show Flying Pigskin: Bengals can't complete forth-quarter comeback at Bills; lose 17-21 Marty Brennaman says goodbye to Reds radio after 46 years Marty Brennaman: How sports world said thanks, goodbye Hall of Fame ceremonies in 2000 secured Marty Brennaman's place in Reds history Marty Brennaman's last game brings back a flood of memories
This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, entertainment reporter Brian Mains, and senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Wesley to discuss the GeneroCity 513 Jobs Van, Oktoberfest, house flipping scams, a new transit center coming to Northside, and more. Brian is then joined by WCPO reporter Lisa Smith to discuss what Xavier University is doing to reconcile its history after discovering that its founder, Bishop Edward Fenwick, was a slave owner. Notable Links: In its first year Jobs Van connects hundreds of panhandlers with daily work, longer-term help Oktoberfest Zinzinnati 2019: Everything you need to know before you go This weekend's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati offers extended hours, promise for future festival growth Hundreds of house flippers bilked out of investments by local firm with 'alter egos,' lawsuit says New transit center coming to Northside, Metro says As Xavier University grapples with connection to slavery, students work to reconcile past, present
This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, senior manager of broadcast Kennan Oliphant, and senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Wesley to discuss gentrification, the Women's Interfaith Network of Cincinnati, a new plan to curb student debt, a community coming together to help get kids to school, and all the things to go this weekend. Later (at 26:20), WCPO real-time editor Abby Anstead joins to discuss the not-guilty verdict in the trial of Brooke Skylar Richardson, the former Carlisle High School cheerleader accused of killing her baby and burying it in her back yard. Notable Links: Can Cincinnati have gentrification and enough affordable housing at the same time? How these women in Mason found friendship when they learned about each other's different faiths As country grapples with mounting student loan debt, program helps students go to college for free Woman gets savvy in organizing carpools, solving transportation problems for local high school Top things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Sept. 12-14 Brooke Skylar Richardson: Timeline: What happened before and after 2017 death of Carlisle newborn Richardson tells authorities she 'never meant to hurt' her newborn in interrogation video Cincinnati-area OB-GYN says Brooke Skylar Richardson's baby was stillborn Doctor: Brooke Skylar Richardson has personality disorder, said she was sexually abused as girl Brooke Skylar Richardson to authorities in 2017 interview: 'I think I killed her ... I squeezed her' Defense: Brooke Skylar Richardson was 'overcharged from the get-go' by overzealous prosecution Brooke Skylar Richardson’s murder trial now in the hands of the jury Brooke Skylar Richardson not guilty in 2017 death of newborn daughter
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Too much time spent snorting and giggling

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