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WRTV Investigative reporter Kara Kenney joins Hear Cincinnati to discuss a father who lost his family when six people died on March 20, 2020, after their vehicles went into Sanes Creek in Franklin County, Indiana.  First, our panel discusses Cincinnati Issue 3, cicadas updates, "Urban Hikers", and the Bengals pick in the NFL Draft. Notable Links: WATCH: WCPO 9 special examines affordable housing in Tri-State What's the problem with affordable housing in Greater Cincinnati, and how can the region solve it? CURESZ Foundation aims to educate the public about schizophrenia, remove stigma around the disorder Jennifer Ketchmark's Facebook post on cicadas How to socially distance yourself from cicadas this summer Meet the six candidates running for Cincinnati mayor this year 'Urban Hikers' inspire documentary about neighborhood walks Krohn Conservatory to reopen with long-delayed, 'stunningly beautiful' Butterflies of Bali Bengals draft LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase with No. 5 pick in the first round Feature: 5 dead, 1 missing after floodwaters wash away bridge in Franklin County 6 bodies recovered after water sweeps cars from Indiana road 'This wasn't an accident' Several 911 calls made about flooded Franklin Co. creek before family's death More at     See for privacy information.
Anchor Tanya O'Rourke chats with Former House Speaker John Boehner about his new book and reflections on his path from Southwest Ohio to Washington and back. But first, our panel discusses child care vouchers, a guilty plea in the Pike County murder case, what the cold snap means for the cicadas, and more. Notable Links: Fewer southwest Ohio child care providers are accepting vouchers from low-income families She helped create scholarships for rural LGBTQ youth on path to becoming the person she once needed Workforce Innovation Center Brings Together Top Executives in the Region to Discuss Inclusive Capitalism Cincinnati Works reopens its doors for in-person services Edward 'Jake' Wagner pleads guilty to eight Pike County murders FC Cincinnati's West End Stadium has a new name What the cold snap means for the cicadas Ohio Job and Family Services working on plan to waive unemployment overpayments USDA extension of free school meals will help keep local students fed Not one, not two ... Votto turns TRIPLE play Reds boost GABP capacity from 30% to 40% starting April 30 Feature: Former House Speaker John Boehner reflects on path from Southwest Ohio to Washington and back See for privacy information.
"You can't stay in the past and expect to move forward in the future.” That’s how a lifelong member of Revelation Missionary Baptist Church described the church’s decision to use gentrification to fuel a move from the West End to Mouth Healthy. WCPO gentrification reporter Monique John joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to tell the full story. First, our panel discuss equality in Cincinnati, facts on the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, another indicted Cincinnati council member, King's Islands new campground and more. Notable Links: 20 years since the civil unrest, how close is Cincinnati to achieving equity? This mom says not very How Cincinnati CAN became Cincinnati DID 20 years after unrest 'Is it safe?': Hamilton Co. health experts weigh in on Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine With J&J vaccine paused, health officials work to combat vaccine reluctancy City Councilman Wendell Young indicted on tampering with evidence in 2018 texting scandal Pandemic means CCM class of 2021 grads perform 'biggest audition' of their lives virtually Miami University right-hander expected to be first-round pick in July’s MLB draft 'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance quits firm after tweets Kings Island's new campground is 'glamping at its finest' Wes Miller named UC's next men's basketball head coach Feature: West End church uses gentrification to fuel a big move to Mount Healthy   Find more at   See for privacy information.
They are fathers, sons, peers -- and in 2001, the death of Timothy Thomas left its mark on them all. In this special podcast, WCPO 9 News senior reporter Larry Seward speaks to Black men who lived in Cincinnati during the unrest in 2001. For some, the killing that sparked the unrest hit close to home. For others, the events were a turning point. But 20 years on, has anything changed? Read more:Has Cincinnati changed in the 20 years since the 2001 unrest Complete Coverage: 20 years after unrest, 3CDC plots next big thing in OTR Terry Thomas wants youngsters to learn from brother's death Will gentrification keep creeping up Vine Street? Reflections from participants of collaborative agreement CPD chiefs reflect 20 years after killing of Timothy Thomas 20 years after Cincinnati unrest, two of its most divisive figures reflect   For more Hear Cincinnati, visit    See for privacy information.
Mariel Carbone and Mike Dyer join the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss the changes to the Banks and to the ballpark ahead of Reds opening day next week. Plus, our panel discusses a sewing class with a path to employment, a book about growing up Black in Cincinnati, getting the COVID-19 vaccination to the Black community, and more. Notable Links: St. Francis Seraph Ministries program teaches sewing basics as path to employment Inspired by protests for justice, author rereleases 2003 book about growing up Black in Cincinnati For Black residents of rural Tri-State areas, mistrust adds to struggle to get vaccines Medical experts trying to address vaccine skepticism among young Black adults Transportation, technology among biggest obstacles between Cincinnati seniors and vaccination Court docs: Brittany Gosney 'hog-tied,' gagged children before 6-year-old son's death Officials: Man accused of rape lived under victim's bed for 3 weeks Cincinnati council candidate apologizes for past, derogatory tweets The Banks planning ahead for 'DORA at the Banks' launch Despite limited fan capacity, GABP is 'going to sound like a roar' on Reds' Opening Day See for privacy information.
We discuss an 'immaculate' wallaby, 'attending to people's basic humanity' during COVID-19 pandemic, the Beckjord smoke stack that fell into the Ohio River, vaccination updates, and local music by women. Notable Links: Cincinnati Zoo welcomes new wallaby joey after surprise pregnancy Carl Fox has lived with HIV and AIDS for decades, but now he's 'on the right path' to a cure Portable toilets in OTR are 'attending to people's basic humanity' during COVID-19 pandemic WCPO 9 readers, viewers step up to help Avondale homeowner save family legacy Why did Beckjord smoke stack fall into the Ohio River and when will debris be cleaned up? Brittany Gosney, Middletown woman charged in son's death, seeks insanity plea Prosecutor: 'High probability' searchers have found a body during search for James Hutchinson Police: Mother charged with murder after 2-year-old son died from ingesting fentanyl Cintas Center opens as mass vaccination site Thursday Lounge Acts presents a Women's History Month mixtape Find more at   See for privacy information.
One year ago, a pandemic was declared and life as we knew it stopped. On Thursday, WCPO 9 presented our special project “Hindsight 2020: The year that changed our lives.” Host Julie O'Neill and producer Meghan Goth join the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss the special and the stories featured in it. Next, you'll hear Julie O'Neill talk with members of the community in a virtual round-table discussion. 'Hindsight: 2020' links: Seeing hope on the horizon through the eyes of OTR Unemployment benefits elusive for single mom amid pandemic A year in, how has COVID-19 impacted minority communities? Live events were first to close, will be last to reopen How are schools and teachers addressing 'COVID slide?' See for privacy information.
His mother reported him missing, but discrepancies in her story led to a tragic confession. Courtney Francisco and Kristen Swilley join the Hear Cincinnati podcast to explain what happened to six-year-old James Huthinson. First, our panel discusses a new nonprofit that’s working to fight hunger, a Black-owned burger spot prospering from West End’s gentrification, a three-year-old attacked with a knife, and more. Notable Links: Here's how Black-owned Cincinnati businesses are faring one year into the COVID-19 economic crisis Last Mile Food Rescue reduces food insecurity in Greater Cincinnati, one trunk load at a time White Cincinnati police sergeant sues city, accuses department of hiring 'discrimination' Black-owned burger spot still prospering from West End’s gentrification Springdale PD releases bodycam footage of Sky Zone arrest Mother, young girl witnessed attack on 3-year-old in Deerfield Township Featured Story: Police chief: 'Red flags all over' in death of Middletown 6-year-old killed by mother ‘He always loved to give hugs’: Middletown mourns death of 6-year-old James Hutchinson Dozens grieve for Middletown 6-year-old James Hutchinson at Barnitz Stadium Rising Ohio River stalls search for bodies of Nylo Lattimore, James Hutchinson Find more at   See for privacy information.
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.
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