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Hear journalists and reporters share the stories behind some of Cincinnati's biggest news stories.

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Hear journalists and reporters share the stories behind some of Cincinnati's biggest news stories.

    Hamilton County deputy fired after problematic social media posts discovered

    Hamilton County deputy fired after problematic social media posts discovered

    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

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    Tri-State tenants face no heat and evictions during pandemic-stressed housing market

    Tri-State tenants face no heat and evictions during pandemic-stressed housing market

    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

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    • 40 min
    Investigating Cincinnati-area COVID-19 complaints

    Investigating Cincinnati-area COVID-19 complaints

    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?

     

     

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    • 48 min
    Is P.G. Sittenfeld's PAC legal or a slush fund?

    Is P.G. Sittenfeld's PAC legal or a slush fund?

    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

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    P.G. Sittenfeld's PAC at center of corruption case: 'secret slush fund' or legal account?

     

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    • 40 min
    Over-the-Rhine development on hold after criticism it lacks affordable units

    Over-the-Rhine development on hold after criticism it lacks affordable units

    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

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    • 40 min
    I-Team investigation raises questions about City Council scandals

    I-Team investigation raises questions about City Council scandals

    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?'

     

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Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

dlincoln ,

Depth is Good

Awesome deep dive into Cincinnati community and institutions! More engaging in topics than there’s time for on air, the hosts introduce us to a more personal side of stories and, of course, reporters. Great show!

David Eide ,

A local gem

A witty, informal discussion of a few noteworthy news items from the past week. Provides a perspective you will not find elsewhere. The interviews with the lead reporter for a story will often provide greater depth than the reporter is able to provide within the limited confines of a broadcast report. Really a delight to listen to.

Halloweenluvr ,

Great podcast!

Serious local news discussion that doesn't take itself too seriously.

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