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Brooke Skylar Richardson, accused of killing her newborn, found not guilty of murder, manslaughter

September 12th, 2019

45:36

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 …

Nine people tell the story of the 2018 Fifth Third shooting and its aftermath

September 6th, 2019

1:07:18

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 …

Child porn arrests, helping strangers in need, fun for the holiday weekend

August 30th, 2019

38:27

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 …

How Rev. Geoff Drew, now indicted on 9 counts of rape, slipped through the system

August 23rd, 2019

58:20

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 …

Kings Island builds hype on new gigacoaster 'Orion'

August 16th, 2019

46:05

We discuss a new project to help Winton Hills families become self-sufficient, a mystery on the Ohio River, Cincinnati's oldest black …

Discussing the Dayton mass shooting

August 9th, 2019

59:10

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 …

Behind the scenes covering Trump's rally at U.S. Bank Arena

August 2nd, 2019

1:03:39

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 …

Inside the erupting courtroom as Tracie Hunter is sentenced to jail time

July 27th, 2019

1:18:00

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 …

Discussing the legacy of Cincinnati civil rights icon Marian Spencer

July 11th, 2019

55:18

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 …

Trade co-op, a missing 3-year-old found, a 14-year-old shot and killed, SkyStar to stay

July 3rd, 2019

35:27

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 …

He thought he could shoot at cops and get away

June 28th, 2019

53:09

Our panel discusses affordable housing strategies, the Bengals first-round draft pick goes out for the season already," glamping," Cincinnati's outstanding parking tickets, and more topics.

Next, WCPO anchor and reporter …

Roses are wet, violets are wet, everything is wet, please stop raining

June 21st, 2019

51:57

This week our panel discusses how Bloomberg and Bill Gates are helping reduce poverty in Cincinnati, a local teacher charged with sexually abusing 28 first-grade girls, a local inventor's protein bars, Ohio lawmakers …

Analyzing FC Cincinnati stadium contracts so you don't have to

June 14th, 2019

59:17

Our panel discusses the recent wave of violence, US women's world cup success, former local militia members facing firearms charges, decriminalizing …

The most prolific serial killer in the U.S. history and his Cincinnati murders

June 6th, 2019

55:42

Our panel discusses a program empowering teens to address the opioid crisis, a drug dealer with unusual circumstances facing sentencing, fraud at …

Reporting in the dark on the damage in Dayton after tornadoes tear up town

May 31st, 2019

59:55

Our panel discusses a Price Hill woman who is giving back to the community that has supported her, Reds slugger Derek Dietrich drawing criticism for being awesome, an app to fill food deserts, improvements to …

Tips and Tricks for Taste of Cincinnati

May 23rd, 2019

1:07:45

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, podcaster Scott Kyser and senior manager of enterprise and investigative Meghan Wesley. They discuss a new approach to helping …

Complicated land issues continue to delay Banks music venue

May 17th, 2019

1:12:58

Our panel discusses cleaning up coal ash, good policing, a teen penalized for starting college too early, toxic stress in children, and more.

Later, …

Investigating 'Route X,' did city leaders know they got special treatment?

May 10th, 2019

1:05:41

Our panel discusses food safety in schools, the evolution of library services, woes for the Reds and FC Cincinnati, the $40M concert venue heading to …

What we know, what we think, and what's next in the West Chester quadruple homicide case

May 3rd, 2019

1:06:15

Our panel discusses how implicit bias effects infant mortality; Reds and Bengals updates; a 1000-coney challenge; how spies target local companies; new tech to deter shootings, and more.

Later, WCPO reporter Evan …

The bizarre case of Forrest Behne and 'auto-brewery syndrome'

April 26th, 2019

1:14:14

Our panel discusses Cradle Cincinnati's battle to improve infant mortality rates, the National Association of Black Journalists meeting in Cincinnati, FC Cincinnati facing new stadium struggles, a light sentence for …

Lawsuit claims the prison staff allowed black inmates to be stabbed because of race

April 19th, 2019

1:02:45

The panel discusses new developments for Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, the Cincinnati Bengals returning to London, a rascally raccoon, a …

What do Cincinnati-area health inspectors find in hotel rooms?

April 12th, 2019

50:06

Our panel discusses a hopeful story traumanitc brain injury recovery, the upcoming Disney streaming service, a vet specializing in pet hospice, a …

A bus in Price Hill helping women; inside the Timmothy Pitzen hoax

April 5th, 2019

1:15:07

Our panel discusses girls with autism, the struggling Cincinnati Reds, a teen refusing to be vaccinated, and more.

[26:45] Brian is then joined by WCPO reporters Abby Anstead and Emily to discuss their inside look on a …

Opening Day, narrowing the wage gap, and more

March 29th, 2019

48:22

We discuss narrowing the wage gap, opening day, twin uteri, new information about a plane crash in Madeira, and more.

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Redlining continues to haunt black neighborhoods in Cincinnati and the nation

March 21st, 2019

49:25

Our panel discusses a music program helping seniors, a family killed by a wrong-way driver, a viral "Florida man" game, a good Samaritan ticketed, and more.

Brian is then joined by WCPO reporter Kristen Swilley to …

Text messages reveal how much city business council members conducted in secret

March 8th, 2019

1:20:06

The panel discusses the surprising thing that is keeping some women from moving up in the workforce, recent celebrity news, changes at Blue Manatee …

How the Greater Cincinnati restaurant industry responds to hepatitis A outbreak

March 1st, 2019

43:37

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, podcaster Scott Kyser and senior manager of enterprise/editorial Meghan Wesley to discuss a new plan to reduce young homelessness, …

Inside the retrial of accused murderer David Dooley

February 22nd, 2019

57:35

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, podcaster Scott Kyser and senior manager of enterprise/editorial Meghan Wesley to discuss a new rehab center, official lightsaber …

Moeller head football coach Doug Rosfeld and his new position with the Bengals

February 15th, 2019

51:39

We discuss a local nonprofit raising their minimum wage, Reds' spring training, an major update on the driver who fatally struck Colerain Police …

It started when we heard "deputy shot" on the police scanner

February 7th, 2019

59:54

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, podcaster Scott Kyser and senior manager of …

Going behind the scenes with Hamilton County's Mental Health Court

February 1st, 2019

1:00:47

Our panel discusses eviction prevention, delectable foods, the polar vortex, health code violations, and more.

Brian is then joined by WCPO anchor …

How WCPO's newsroom handled coverage of the Covington Catholic viral video

January 24th, 2019

47:39

Our panel discusses a very special birthday, the legal issues from Cincinnati's homeless camp ban, the Cincinnati Reds offseason moves, foods that seem health but aren't, and more.

Brian Niesz and Meghan Wesley are then …

Community development leaders have big plans for Cincinnati neighborhoods

January 17th, 2019

57:10

We discuss a look back a Cincinnati's "tent city," President Trump's fast food feast, Marty Brennaman's retirement, remembering Officer Dale Woods, a Cincinnati bartender named bar owner of the year, and more.

WCPO …

Why drivers are hitting more pedestrians

January 10th, 2019

1:01:11

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, Flying Pigskin podcast panelist Scott Kyser and senior manager of investigative and enterprise Meghan Wesley to discuss Urban …

Mayor Cranley discusses police accountability, state funding, FC Cincinnati and more

January 5th, 2019

41:49

Our panel to discusses minimum wage, football, heroin test strips, a nanny cam video sent to police, and more.

Next, WCPO anchor Tanya O'Rourke and …

Hear Cincinnati's 2018 year in review (part 2) with Tanya O'Rourke, Craig McKee and Hillary Lake

December 27th, 2018

54:02

As 2018 comes to a close, Hear Cincinnati invites a few more reporters to look back on some of the year's news.

Host Brian Niesz is joined by 9 On Your Side anchors Craig McKee and Tanya O'Rourke, and I-Team reporter …

2018 Year In Review (Part 1)

December 21st, 2018

58:00

As 2018 comes to a close, our Hear Cincinnati panel looks back on some of the year's top news.

Host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, Flying Pigskin podcast panelist Scott Kyser and senior manager of …

Should University of Cincinnati remove Charles McMicken's name from A&S college?

December 13th, 2018

25:39

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by senior manager of investigative and enterprise Meghan Wesley, Flying Pigskin podcast panelist Scott Kyser and senior manager of broadcast Kennan Oliphant. The …

Asking the city of Cincinnati to stop funding to United Way and more

December 6th, 2018

44:30

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, Flying Pigskin podcast panelist Scott Kyser and real-time editor Abby Anstead. The panel discusses city funding to United Way, …

A drive-by shooting in Hamilton leaves two children injured

November 30th, 2018

42:52

The panel discusses daycare ratings, a Thanksgiving family fued, the Evans Landscaping trial, troubles for Clifton Market, and more.  

Brian is then joined by WCPO reporter Jasmine Minor to discuss the recent drive-by …

Behind the scenes of Cincinnati police's Fugitive Apprehension Squad

November 22nd, 2018

54:42

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, Flying Pigskin podcast panelist Scott Kyser and senior manager of investigative and enterprise Meghan Wesley to discuss students …

History and details surrounding the Pike County massacre and recent arrests

November 15th, 2018

1:07:03

The panel discusses Cincinnati Zoo's Fiona joining the cast of 'The Nutcracker,' a viral GoFundMe scam, the Evens Landscaping trial, concerns over 5G internet, and more.

Next, I-Team reporter Hillary Lake breaks down the …

Unpacking the election

November 9th, 2018

36:05

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May, Flying Pigskin podcast panelist Scott Kyser and senior manager of investigative and enterprise Meghan Wesley to Hamilton County's …

Shake up at United Way of Greater Cincinnati

November 2nd, 2018

43:30

Our panel discusses homeless shelters, Halloween, a female high school teacher charged with sex crimes, and more

Lucy May sticks around to explain the …

How local police agencies regulate the use of force by officers

October 25th, 2018

55:46

We discuss interviewing internet cat star Lil' Bub, record-breaking lottery, Stargel Stadium's namesake and more.

I-Team reporters Craig Cheatham and Dan Monk join to discuss their analysis of use of force reports from …

Kentucky's crime lab still struggling with major delays in DNA evidence testing

October 18th, 2018

55:10

Our panel discusses how racism impacting the economy, a retirement on Sesame Street, the next BLINK event and more.

Brian is then joined by I-Team reporter Hillary Lake to discuss her investigation into a new backlog of …

How a Chinese intelligence agent targeted GE Aviation

October 11th, 2018

41:55

The panel discusses an inspiration OTR woman, the Bengals' person chef, Trump's visit to Cincinnati and more.

Brian is then joined by I-Team reporter Craig Cheatham to explain the recent extradition of a Chinese spy …

Backlog of rape kits in Kentucky leaves some survivors in limbo

October 5th, 2018

48:08

Our panel discusses a backlog of rape kits in Kentucky; plus a local fund for women and minorities, shredded money, Indigenous People's Day and more.

Fifth Third Center shooting survivor Whitney Austin and Officer Staples who saved her life

September 27th, 2018

45:29

The panel discusses college guidance programs, the blundering Cincinnati Reds, Kias on fire, Kings Island's Firehawk and more.

Later, WCPO real-time …

Allegations of campaign finance violations for Aftab Pureval

September 21st, 2018

47:42

Our panel discusses new volunteer ventures, the Browns finally getting a win, Cincinnati taxpayers on the hook for $150K, regulations on e-scooters, …

Crossing Harrison takes teen's life

September 13th, 2018

41:38

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by Senior Manager of Editorial Maxim Alter, Community Reporter Lucy May and Senior Manager of Enterprise and Investigative Meghan Wesley to discuss poverty in …

A conversation about the Fifth Third Center shooting

September 7th, 2018

35:10

Our panel discusses the details of the tragic shooting at the Fifth Third Center building on Fountain Square.

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How the story broke of drug exposure at an Ohio prison

August 31st, 2018

47:03

Our panel discusses a skateboard art, insider trading in the NFL, ShaynaHubers' retrail, e-scooters, and more.

Brian then talks with WCPO real-time editor Abby Anstead about drug exposure at a Chillicothe prison …

What has tent city showdown taught Cincinnati?

August 16th, 2018

54:06

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by WCPO community reporter Lucy May, Craft Brewed Sports podcast host Scott Kyser and WCPO senior manager Meghan Wesley to discuss a grandmother scammed with …

The battle continues over homeless camp, Bengals are back, Widmer appeals, new concerns for FC stadiums

August 9th, 2018

39:17

Our panel discusses the latest developments in the homeless camp battle, the Bengals hopes in 2018, Ryan Widmer's appeals for a new case, new details …

Could downtown homeless battle end in jail?

August 2nd, 2018

52:39

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by WCPO community reporter Lucy May, WCPO senior manager Maxim Alter and WCPO senior manager …

Homeless in tent city facing eviction, serial killer Kirkland to be resentenced

July 19th, 2018

54:49

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by WCPO community reporter Lucy May, WCPO anchor Kathrine Nero and WCPO senior …

Airbnb rentals causing problems in Mt. Adams

July 12th, 2018

31:58

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz, Craft Brewed Sports podcast host Scott Kyser, WCPO achor Kathrine Nero and WCPO Senior Manager of Investigative and Enterprise Meghan Wesley discuss Papa John's …

The Tri-State's 'hottest' neighborhoods for home buyers

June 29th, 2018

47:59

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz, WCPO reporter Lucy May, Craft Brewed Sports podcast host Scott Kyser and WCPO Senior Manager of Editorial Maxim Alter discuss how Ethan Kadish is doing five years after …

Eviction issues, risks of light drinking, trouble at Cheapside, and more

June 22nd, 2018

28:39

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz is joined by WCPO community reporter Lucy May, Craft Brewed Sports podcast host Scott Kyser and WCPO senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Wesley.

Lucy May talks …

Couple sues First Watch over a toxic cocktail; bar manager recovering after assault

June 14th, 2018

55:44

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz, WCPO reporter Lucy May, and Craft Brewed Sports podcast host Scott Kyser discuss Fiona bobble heads, "summer surge" of homelessness, the World Cup coming to North America, …

Cincinnati Zoo's fund-raising campaign for a major makeover

June 7th, 2018

30:45

The panel discusses a homeowner's landslide nightmare, Moeller High standout turned Bengals rookie Sam Hubbard, local effects of steel tariffs and more. 

Brian then talks with Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Director …

FC Cincinnati finally gets into MLS, a valedictorian's forbidden graduation speech

May 31st, 2018

55:14

The panel discusses Rosanne's show-canceling tweet, bourbon attractions in Northern Kentucky, new AP styles, teen violence in Middletown and more. 

How to eat safely at Taste of Cincinnati

May 24th, 2018

41:04

The panel discusses a local woman's story of survival, NFL rule changes, an NBA player shocked with a stun gun by police, sea animals testing …

Feds raid business accused of food stamp fraud

May 11th, 2018

52:20

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz, reporter Lucy May, enterprise and investigative manager Meghan Wesley and Craft Brewed Sports podcast host Scott Kyser a local fashion non-profit, tips for backpacking, …

What we know about the prom crash that killed 1, injured 3

May 3rd, 2018

29:26

Our panel discusses the butterfly bandit, Moeller coach Doug Rosfeld, The Banks concert venue and Zoo babies more.

Brian then talks with 9 On Your Side reporter Kristen Swilley about the deadly car crash of four Monroe …

911 action plan, secret meeting about The Banks

April 26th, 2018

50:01

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Brian Niesz, reporter Lucy May, enterprise and investigative manager Meghan Wesley and content coordinator Scott Kyser discuss DAAP students making toys for homeless kids, the NFL …

What City Council said about John Cranley behind his back

April 19th, 2018

55:56

Our panel discusses Fiona's poop, preventing teen suicide, the great butterfly caper, the firing of Red manager Bryan Price and more.

Brian then talks …

What happened to Kyle Plush; Jesse Jackson takes on Kroger

April 13th, 2018

57:41

Our panel discusses undocumented immigrants, Mark Zuckerburg's testimony to congress, the Paterno TV movie, new reports on smoking while pregnant and more.

Brian then talks with investigative reporter Hillary …

John Cranley and Harry Black battle; What's next for Xavier after Mack

March 30th, 2018

53:40

Our panel discusses the Cincinnati Zoo's behind the scenes hippo experience, an Ohio fertility clinic malfunction, the Opening Day delay, the …

Cincinnati's recreation centers in 'crisis situation'

March 22nd, 2018

37:21

Our panel discusses the boy hippo who has been hitting on Fiona, a "painful" change as 3CDC makes over Court Street, how Mrs. White's Kindergarten …

Dirty dining in Northern Kentucky

March 8th, 2018

37:08

The panel discusses how a tricked-out RV is fighting child poverty, the teachers strike in West Virginia, students arrested for school threats …

Government hacking, and a solution to jail overcrowding

March 1st, 2018

49:54

Our panel discusses an innovative program helping to reduce infant deaths in Avondale, Alexa's new skills, major gun retailers making it harder to …

Living in poverty on purpose; local sexual harassment cases on the rise

February 22nd, 2018

1:08:30

The panel discusses a program that helps teens and students dealing with depression or thoughts of suicide, Riva's interview with the mother of a …

FC Cincinnati's West End plan; Ohio's medical pot problem

February 15th, 2018

56:40

The panel discusses a Dayton native's connection to "Black Panther," a program to help students with learning differences, Kroger's culinary strategy …

Cincinnati CEOs feeling the Trump effect; Racism at Elder High School

February 8th, 2018

51:57

The panel discusses Bibi's 19th birthday, the Cincinnati Zoo tax levy, the best hiking in Greater Cincinnati, President Donald Trump's visit to Cincinnati, Ryan Custer's recovery, an investigation into Cincinnati …

Filing police complaints; 9-year-old piano prodigy

February 1st, 2018

43:59

The panel discusses a 9-year-old piano prodigy, how local health center makeovers are aiming to reduce infant mortality, an intern with Down syndrome …

FC Cincinnati and the West End; Abuse at adult care centers

January 25th, 2018

52:55

We discuss Fiona's first birthday, Olympic skier Nick Goepper's struggle with depression, the trial of gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, how to test your implicit biases, a young girl who doesn't let being deaf stop her …

Liberty Township standoff; police warn of skin-eating drug

January 18th, 2018

33:05

The panel discusses Fiona's birthday, a lawsuit over suspected wage theft, Bengals fans paying it forward for charity, the Trump "girther" movement, a skin-eating drug laced with heroin, efforts for a 51st state called …

HIV spike, a year with the Ben-Gals, a Tide Pod debacle

January 11th, 2018

44:43

Our panel discusses Fiona's upcoming birthday, the death of a local man who experienced homelessness, Puerto Rico's status since the storms that ravaged it, a concert venue at The Banks, a basketball team that caused a …

The stories that captivated us in 2017

December 20th, 2017

44:27

This week in our special end-of-year episode of Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital reporter Lucy May, digital editor Meghan Wesley and WCPO news director Chip Mahaney recap and discuss their favorite stories of …

The new push for legal recreational pot in Ohio

December 14th, 2017

37:30

The panel discusses a fire at a historic Lebanon church, a local man climbing Mount Everest, an undisclosed fundraising event with FC Cincinnati, a …

FC Cincinnati stadium; legal marijuana predicament

November 30th, 2017

57:50

The panel discusses Fiona's profile in The New York Times, how addiction affects the LGBTQ community, the firing of Matt Lauer over sexual misconduct allegations, a 150-pound English mastiff who got a new leg on life, …

FC Cincinnati, bullying laws and high speed police chases

November 16th, 2017

48:24

The panel talks about the debate over whether FC Cincinnati should have its own soccer stadium in Hamilton County, Fiona's latest videos, the state …

Serial killer's resentencing; Election Day aftermath

November 9th, 2017

58:32

Our panel talks about a local Vietnam veteran's moment in the spotlight, Sen. Rand Paul's fight with his neighbor, WCPO's police discipline database, …

Police caught lying; Cincinnati Zoo discusses Henry the hippo's death

November 2nd, 2017

56:26

The panel talks about the Cincinnati Zoo's loss of a beloved family member, spooky real-life "paranormal experiences," the NYC terror attack and its ties to Cincinnati, Wasson Way, an inspiring mom who didn't let …

City Council's attendance problem; Truck drivers on heroin

October 26th, 2017

51:55

The panel talks about WCPO's illustrated Fiona children's book, Jimmy Fallon's Fiona obsession, the inspiring story of Kilee Brookbank, astronaut Scott Kelly's visit to Skyline Chili, our new Fit and Fun series, the …

UC approves Richard Spencer; Streetcar struggles with BLINK

October 20th, 2017

35:31

The panel talks about University of Cincinnati's decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus. Florida's governor has already declared a state of emergency ahead of Spencer's visit to …

P&G proxy vote and Max Alter live at Startup Week

October 13th, 2017

59:28

The panel talks about Fiona's dad not feeling well, exorcisms in the Tri-state, Eminem's controversial video that premiered at the BET awards on Tuesday, the new Star Wars trailer (go figure, Meghan hasn't seen it), an …

Tax breaks in OTR; Music Hall reopening; talking to kids about tragedy

October 5th, 2017

45:26

Guest host Meghan Wesley leads this week's panel to talk about Fiona the hippo (of course), Mama's Cookies, the reopening of Music Hall, the tragic mass shootings in Las Vegas and an NPR staffer who accidentally posted …

Cluster of cancer at police HQ; Are prescription drugs getting cheaper?

September 28th, 2017

49:46

The panel talks about Cincinnati's chances of becoming Amazon's second headquarters, NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem, DirecTV …

Mom fights to get her life back; Are colleges biased in sex cases?

September 21st, 2017

51:27

The panel talks about former UK quarterback Jared Lorenzen's incredible weight-loss journey, The Fiona Show, a sign language interpreter mix-up during Hurricane Irma, a cosplay-obsessed grandpa, Kroger's new food app, …

Local first responders take on Irma; the streetcar one year later

September 7th, 2017

54:26

Our panel talks about Nelson Peltz's plan for Procter & Gamble, a 10-year-old with cancer who became the hero of her own story, how a nonprofit …

Mayoral battle, WOW airlines and tragedy outside P&G

August 24th, 2017

40:29

The panel talks about the death of a child in a hot car outside P&G in Mason and the increased comments about blame against the toddler's mom on social media. We also talk about Fiona's upcoming web show, feces on …

Everything you need to know about the attack in Charlottesville

August 17th, 2017

44:23

Our panel talks about Fiona, the Children's Hospital expansion, the future of the Forest Fair Mall, rules to follow when sharing the road with school …

JS Gold founder returns to strike gold again, Pete Rose has a bad week

August 2nd, 2017

32:44

Maxim then talks with investigative reporter Hillary Lake who breaks down the story of Jon Saylor, a man who was once a household name in Cincinnati …

New data breaks down our opioid crisis; We introduce the 'Team Fiona' song

July 27th, 2017

52:16

Maxim talks with digital reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn about new data that shows exactly how synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil are devastating our communities. Then, later on the podcast, Maxim and Lucy …

No third trial for Ray Tensing, but he's not off the hook just yet

July 20th, 2017

53:55

Maxim talks with Hamilton County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Julie Wilson about why Prosecutor Joe Deters made the decision not to try Ray Tensing …

Mass shooting rocks Colerain, local teen contracts flesh-eating bacteria

July 13th, 2017

41:21

Maxim talks with reporter Ashley Zilka about the latest in the Colerain Township mass shooting. She breaks down what happened, the latest clues and …

Local congregations band together to protect undocumented immigrants

July 6th, 2017

35:43

Maxim chats with Reverend David Meredith, whose church is part of the newly-formed Cincinnati Sanctuary Congregation Coalition. The coalition is made up of more than 20 Tri-State congregations of Christian, Jewish and …

What's next for Ray Tensing; Uncertainty continues for Ethan Kadish

June 29th, 2017

1:02:40

Tom McKee breaks down the latest on Ray Tensing. Will the Hamilton County Prosecutor try him a third time? Will his charges be dismissed? Will we see more protests? Tom breaks that all down and more. Then reporters Lucy …

Fiona's latest milestone, what's next and some facts you didn't know

June 23rd, 2017

37:18

Max then chats with Wendy Rice, one of Fiona's head keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo, about the latest on Fiona’s progress, how her parents are treating her now that she’s spending more time with them -- and when she might …

A North Korean rescue and a business owner charged with fentanyl smuggling

June 15th, 2017

41:27

Investigative reporter Hillary Lake then breaks down everything we know about what happened to Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old Hamilton County man who …

Trump visits Cincinnati, developers plan a Findlay Market district

June 8th, 2017

43:02

We unpack President Donald Trump's visit to Cincinnati this week, and we break down plans to transform the vacant area around Findlay Market into a new living and business district.

First, our panel talks about a new …

Drugged driving dangers, FC Cincinnati wants funding for soccer stadium

June 1st, 2017

45:43

Our panel discusses Fiona's media debut, neighborhood revitalization, a Bunbury lawsuit, the fire that damaged historic buildings in Loveland, a Cincinnati-shot film getting international recognition and more.

Reporter …

Ray Tensing's retrial and Jeff Ruby's fight for survival

May 25th, 2017

48:23

Reporter Tom McKee discusses the retrial of former University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing. Tom catches us up on everything that happened in Tensing's first murder trial. He also breaks down what to expect in the …

An officer's accidental overdose and an 8-year-old boy's suicide

May 18th, 2017

49:08

We break down the story of an officer who wiped white powder off his shirt during an arrest and needed four doses of Narcan to survive. Then we …

Dirty dining and deputies who drive drunk

May 11th, 2017

51:34

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Chris Riva talk about Fiona's latest updates, the death of a prominent local attorney, …

Officers using too much force at jails and the Bengals draft controversy

May 4th, 2017

44:20

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk about Fiona's growth, hospitals overcharging local patients, the …

Secret video, affair threaten David Dooley's murder conviction

April 27th, 2017

47:51

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor talk Fiona's dance moves, a local girl who lived in her mom's car but found her home on …

Pike County sheriff talks DNA and lie detector tests 1 year after massacre

April 21st, 2017

46:01

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and content coordinator Scott Kyser talk …

Fairfield mom's deportation case and what's next for medical pot in Ohio

April 13th, 2017

50:25

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Chris Riva talk United Airlines, Kings Island's disappointing #WhatsInTheShed campaign, …

New info in nightclub shooting and how to solve Miami's drinking problem

April 6th, 2017

49:19

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk Fiona the hippo, Cincinnati businesses that let you drink at work, …

We break down the Cameo Night Club shooting; witness describes gunfire

March 29th, 2017

43:08

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and content coordinator Scott Kyser break down the latest developments in the Cameo Night Club shooting: How did …

Lead poisoning, bikes versus cars, possible Trump hotel in Cincy and more

March 23rd, 2017

43:56

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and content coordinator Scott Kyser talk about the possibility of a Trump hotel coming to Cincinnati, single moms …

Health Gap investigation, college coach contracts, beer delivery and more

March 16th, 2017

52:54

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk March Madness, how to pick a bracket, Amazon beer and wine delivery, …

'Breaking Bad' actor visits Cincy, fight over death penalty drug and more

March 9th, 2017

38:17

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Chris Riva talk NKU's first ticket to March Madness, Casey Anthony, ripped LuLaRoe …

Carol Williams retires, undocumented immigrants in local jails and more

March 2nd, 2017

48:47

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk Fiona the baby hippo (of course), an Ohio man accused of sucking toes …

Saving Fiona's life, J.K. Schaffer arrest and the push to stop WNKU's sale

February 23rd, 2017

43:47

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and content coordinator Scott Kyser talk about former Bengal J.K. Schaffer's arrest and strange court appearance, …

Skyline crackers, taxidermy and 'extreme drinking' at Miami University

February 16th, 2017

30:55

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Chris Riva talk …

Beer, abuse at local daycares and a $310 million bridge problem

February 9th, 2017

33:19

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk Cincinnati-themed beer, Fiona the hippo, Hamilton coming to Cincinnati …

Heroin trafficking, immigration and a police chief fighting for his life

February 2nd, 2017

37:14

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Riva talk sanctuary cities, Fiona the hippo, Punxsutawney Phil, President Trump's …

President Trump, historic women's march, and inside a heroin recovery center

January 26th, 2017

39:36

Hear Cincinnati is back for the new year. This week, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk President Donald Trump, the Cincinnati Zoo's …

The best food delivery apps, pet therapy, and heroin hot spots

October 6th, 2016

45:02

Don't Waste Your Money consumer reporter John Matarese spills the beans on the best food delivery apps. Our community reporter Lucy May talks about an organization that's connecting pets with homeless children. And …

Creepy clowns, the vitality of The Banks, the Bricca family murder mystery

September 29th, 2016

41:35

Web Editor Marais Jacon-Duffy dissects the cause of the creepy clown threats taking over the Tri-State. Business reporter Dan Monk breaks down what The Banks needs to do to keep restaurants from closing. And Web Editor …

Kasich trolls Trump, MidPoint Music Fest starts, Ohio report cards get an F

September 22nd, 2016

31:56

Is John Kasich trolling Donald Trump? Government and Politics reporter Amanda Seitz looks at the evidence. Plus: Entertainment reporter Brian Mains …

Medical pot in Ohio, streetcar opens, and lead found in water at CPS schools

September 8th, 2016

39:08

Investigative reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn breaks down everything you need to know about medical marijuana now that it's legal in Ohio. Transportation and development reporter Pat LaFleur discusses the biggest …

Synthetic urine, overdose outbreak and the zoo's Harambe problem

August 25th, 2016

46:47

Anchor and I-Team reporter Craig McKee reveals how a synthetic urine company had a hand in local politics. Web editor Greg Noble breaks down the …

Streetcar safety concerns, Ethan Kadish and is Donald Trump snubbing Cincy?

August 18th, 2016

43:53

Transportation and development reporter Pat LaFleur talks streetcar safety concerns. Our community reporter Lucy May recaps her latest update on …

Newport Skywheel, racism and addiction, and the knife-wielding man

August 10th, 2016

29:23

Business reporter Dan Monk talks about the Army Corps of Engineers' big problem with the Newport Skywheel. Opinion and Engagement Editor Dave …

Weekend shooting spree, Travolta filming in Cincinnati, Buckle Up canceled

July 27th, 2016

28:08

9 On Your Side reporter Tom McKee updates us on the eleven people shot in Cincinnati over the weekend and what police are doing to curb violence. …

Cincinnati and Cleveland are about to be in the national spotlight

July 13th, 2016

36:40

The eyes of the nation will be on Cincinnati next week when the NAACP holds its national convention at the Duke Energy Center downtown. WCPO …

Dirty diving, Republicans silent on Trump fundraiser, credit card skimmers

July 6th, 2016

35:23

Business reporter Dan Monk discusses which local swimming pools have the most violations. Government and politics reporter Paula Christian breaks …

Trump vs. Clinton, Hollywood loves Cincy, toxic ponds threaten our water

June 29th, 2016

38:21

Government and politics reporter Amanda Seitz breaks down which political party is winning over the crucial state of Ohio. Entertainment reporter …

Orlando massacre, Santa Ono leaving UC and medical marijuana in Ohio

June 15th, 2016

52:02

9 On Your Side reporter Evan Millward catches us up on the latest in the Orlando massacre. Education reporter Bob Driehaus dissects Santa Ono’s …

Muhammad Ali in Cincy, how a phone call saved 6 kids, the latest on Harambe

June 8th, 2016

37:46

9 On Your Side sports director John Popovich talks about his encounter with Muhammad Ali at a Cincinnati barber shop. Our community reporter Lucy May details her graphic novel approach to telling the story of six …

Taste of Cincinnati, trans students at single-sex schools, bike lane battle

May 25th, 2016

31:34

Entertainment Editor Tasha Stewart breaks down the dishes you need to devour at this weekend's Taste of Cincinnati. Education Reporter Bob Driehaus …

Heroin ODs at library, a Kentucky HIV outbreak, and solving the concussion problem

May 18th, 2016

35:27

9 On Your Side Reporter Julie O’Neill breaks down why heroin overdoses are on the rise at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. …

Dirty dining, finding strength in scars, schools feud in Clifton

May 11th, 2016

25:45

Reporters Dan Monk and Lucy May have the dirty details about which local restaurants received the most health code violations. Lucy also shares the …

Amazon in Cincinnati, Kasich drops out, and possible drug cartels in Pike County

May 4th, 2016

28:13

Amazon is ramping up its investments in the Tri-State. The move could have far-reaching implications for Cincinnati companies, big and small. WCPO …

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