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Hear journalists and reporters share the stories behind some of Cincinnati's biggest news stories.
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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 faithsAs country grapples with mounting student loan debt, program helps students go to college for freeWoman gets savvy in organizing carpools, solving transportation problems for local high schoolTop things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Sept. 12-14Brooke Skylar Richardson:Timeline: What happened before and after 2017 death of Carlisle newbornRichardson tells authorities she 'never meant to hurt' her newborn in interrogation videoCincinnati-area OB-GYN says Brooke Skylar Richardson's baby was stillbornDoctor: Brooke Skylar Richardson has personality disorder, said she was sexually abused as girlBrooke 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 prosecutionBrooke Skylar Richardson’s murder trial now in the hands of the juryBrooke Skylar Richardson not guilty in 2017 death of newborn daughter
We discuss success at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the complexities of the city's tax abatement program, the Brooke Skyler Richardson trial, two familiar stores disappearing from the area, and more.Later (at 37:45), nine people tell their stories of the 2018 Fifth Third shooting. We'll hear from first responders, survivors, and those who helped in the aftermath about their experiences that day.Notable Links:Concern over Cincinnati tax abatement policy could result in big changes for taxpayers, developersRichardson tells authorities she 'never meant to hurt' her newborn in interrogation videoWhat you should know as Brooke Skylar Richardson's murder trial beginsTimeline: What happened before and after 2017 death of Carlisle newbornMultiple fights force early end to Woodward vs. Withrow football gameThe Dayton Dunbar at Milford football game Friday night will be played as scheduledLast Cincinnati Sears store is closingLast two Kmarts in Cincinnati area are closingTop things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Aug. 8-11An oral history: Nine people tell the story of the 2018 Fifth Third shooting and its aftermathWatch 'Fifth Third shooting: One year later' Friday on WCPOFifth Third shooting: Authentic, caring response helped bank avoid controversy
This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, senior manager of broadcast Kennan Oliphant, and entertainment reporter Brian Mains to discuss a possible local child porn ring, a heartwarming follow up about a homeless family, and all the fun things to do this holiday weekend. Notable Links:How Greater Cincinnati has opened its heart to two grandparents and a boy called TankPolice: Child rape, porn investigations in Lockland, Milford may indicate 'ring'Riverfest 2019: 9 things to know before you goRiverfest 2019: Traffic restrictions and bridge closuresBLINK organizers announce 2019 projection artists, introduce must-see installationsTop things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Aug. 22-25Kiss misspells 'Cincinnati'
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 a family who sacrificed everything for their grandson, a teacher charged with rape, scammers targeting teachers and schools, P&G boosting pay for top executives, and things to do this weekend.Later (at 36:45), WCPO I-Team reporter Craig Cheatham joins to discuss the case of Pastor Geoff Drew who after being put on leave from St. Ignatius School last month was indicted on 9 counts of rape this week.Notable Links:How these grandparents ended up homeless out of love for their grandsonGrant County High School teacher charged with rape, sodomy of student, 15Kentucky AG: Fake deputy calling, scamming teachers and schoolsProcter & Gamble's return to sales growth boosts pay for top executivesTop things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Aug. 22-25St. Ignatius parents feel betrayed by Archdiocese of Cincinnati's failure to warn about priestSt. Ignatius principal says school officials were not warned about the Rev. Geoff DrewRev. Geoff Drew 'will not be returning' to St. Ignatius, will undergo assessmentButler County prosecutor: Archdiocese response to accused priest was 'absurd' and 'stupid'Archdiocese admits to failures in investigation of Rev. Geoff DrewArchdiocese of Cincinnati suspends two priests: 'It means there's a serious concern.'Rev. Geoffrey Drew pleads not guilty to 9 counts of rape; judge issues $5M bondSt. Max mom took Cincy archbishop to task about priest's 'red flags' a year before rape accusations surfaced
We discuss a new project to help Winton Hills families become self-sufficient, a mystery on the Ohio River, Cincinnati's oldest black cemetery fighting vandalism and more.Later (at 33:10), WCPO entertainment reporter Brian Mains joins to discuss Kings Island's big reveal of Orion, the parks upcoming 300-foot gigacoaster.Notable Links:New initiative called the ROC aims to help CMHA residents become self-sufficientBB Riverboats worker still missing after two-day search of Ohio RiverCrews recover body of BB Riverboats employee from Ohio RiverKroger gas surprise: new chip card readers on pumpsUnion Baptist Church needs help preserving 155-year-old cemeteryMeth use may be on the rise again in Northern Kentucky, officials sayTop things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Aug. 15-18Wild Cincy: Teen sets hiking record on Buckeye Trail days after high school graduationKings Island to announce major new ride ThursdayKings Island new coaster track ready for assemblyKings Island reveals 300-foot gigacoaster Orion to open in 2020
Our panel discusses a new program targeted toward helping Cincy's foster youth, sleep-related infant deaths and the slumlord of Sedamsville.Later (at 31:50), Brian is joined by WCPO anchor Tanya O'Rourke to discuss the recent mass shooting in Dayton's historic Oregon District and how Dayton is recovering. Notable Links:GreenLight Cincinnati and Hamilton County JFS team up to bring new program to Cincy's foster youthTwice as many babies die of sleep-related causes in Hamilton County and N.Ky. in first half of 2019Could landlord's legal issues be 'greatest thing that's happened to Sedamsville since Pete Rose?'I-Team: Legal problems escalate for Sedamsville 'slumlord'Roebling Bridge reopens to drivers, pedestrians Friday morningWrong-way driver strikes horse-drawn carriage on Central Avenue, fleesDayton Shooting:Dayton gunman killed sister, eight others in shooting rampage in Historic Oregon DistrictDayton's mayor asks 'why' after Sunday morning mass shootingFriends, families describe victims of Dayton mass shootingPresident Trump gets mixed reaction in Dayton after mass shootingBouncer who helped fleeing crowd escape Dayton gunman: 'I would’ve died before that guy came in'Will Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine get broad support for his 17-point gun proposal?
This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May and senior manager of broadcast Kennan Oliphant to discuss a new program driving more people out of poverty, Northern Kentucky schools' teacher shortage, the Reds and Pirates brawl and more. Near the 36 minute mark, Brian is joined by WCPO reporter Kristen Swilley and Senior Director of Local Content Mike Canan to discuss how WCPO's newroom plans to cover political campaign rallies and what it was like behind the at Trump's "Keep America Great" rally at U.S. Bank arena this week. Notable Links:City Gospel Mission ministry Princesses Ballet builds leaders regardless of their family incomeNew Changing Gears program connects people with cars they need for jobs that can change their livesNorthern Kentucky schools facing statewide teacher shortagePuig trade upstaged by Amir Garrett's dugout brawl as Pirates beat Reds 11-4A.J. Green could miss several games after ankle surgery, Bengals coach Zac Taylor saysCan The Banks concert venue open on time if city and Hilltop squabble over relocation?White supremacist propaganda stickers appear on Fort Thomas lightpostsHere's how WCPO plans to cover presidential candidate visitsPresident Trump blasts Democrats during rally in Downtown CincinnatiProtesters denounce President Trump outside Cincinnati rallyPolice: Man charged with assault after punching anti-Trump protester outside US Bank ArenaGALLERY: Protesters and supporters raise their voices at Cincinnati Trump rally
We discuss revisiting Cincinnati's tent city, WCPO's 70th birthday, updates in the Carlisle buried baby case, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters requesting the National Guard and more.Later, Brian and Meghan are joined by WCPO chief photographer Ramsay Fulbright to discuss the courtroom disturbance when ex-judge Tracie Hunter was ordered to serve her six-month jail sentence.  Notable links:One year after Cincinnati's tent city, the search continues for solutions to address homelessnessSix years after lightning strike, Ethan Kadish's family and friends celebrate him and his happinessCovington police recover car stolen from visiting Missouri family70th anniversary: Some of WCPO’s famous faces through the yearsJudge denies defense request for three trials in Carlisle buried baby caseDeters Call to Bring National Guard to Cincinnati Draws PushbackFormer judge Tracie Hunter dragged from courtroom, ordered to serve six-month sentenceTracie Hunter files grievance, claims injury caused by being dragged from courtTracie Hunter timeline: Conflict follows judge from election to trial to present
We discuss homeless pets, new fees for hybrid cars, a "breathalyzer" for marijuana, updating stoplights to improve the streetcar and more topics.Later, Lucy May stays to discuss the legacy of Cincinnati civil rights icon Marian Spencer, who passed away Tuesday at age 99.Notable links:SAFE Coalition works to help people and their pets avoid eviction, homelessnessHybrid owners furious with new annual feesVeteran experiencing homelessness gets place to live with help of local organizationsAkron start-up Triple Beam Technologies developing breathalyzer for marijuanaCity recommends 'signal prioritization' for transit, but what will that mean for the streetcar?Could mentorship program curb gun violence?Cincinnati civil rights pioneer Marian Spencer dead at age 99Marian Spencer: A Cincinnati civil rights icon rememberedMarian Spencer's legacy: The relentless fight for equality in Cincinnati
This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, senior manager of enterprise and investigative Meghan Wesley, and senior manager of broadcast Kennan Oliphant to discuss how Roselawn-based Journey Steel is helping teens and trades, a missing 3-year-old found, a 14-year-old fatally shot, the downtown SkyStar Wheel, and more topics.Notable links:Soaring Impact: How Roselawn-based Journey Steel is helping teens and tradesFather arrested after missing 3-year-old girl found in Springfield TownshipPolice identify 14-year-old fatally shot in OTR Sunday morningSkyStar Wheel a permanent part of the Cincinnati skylineNewport SkyWheel finally on its way — for real this timeShotSpotter testing in Price Hill neighborhoods July 8Fourth of July 2019: These Greater Cincinnati patriotic celebrations will be lit
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