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Cover Story: The Real Green Acres

Moving from the city to the country and learning to love it

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2007
A sleepover at a friend's house means taking a toothbrush, pajamas, a change of clothes and your horse -- that is, if you live on a farm and the friend who lives 20 miles away has an extra st  

News: Waiting to Be Killed

Death Row helps a man make sense of life

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Youngstown Jeff Hill of Cincinnati knows something about darkness. "I've been in a dark place for some years," he says, his voice shaking. "I killed my mother. It can't get no darker than  

News: All in a Day's Work

An insider's view of how day laborers are treated

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Teenagers camping overnight on a sidewalk to get concert tickets aren't such a surprising sight. The popularity of Harry Potter books has made kids crowding sidewalks outside a bookstore late at  

News: Rape, Not Romance

Ending the glamorization of adult-teen 'love'

0 Comments · Sunday, June 3, 2007
If a twentysomething rapist fell in love with his teenaged victim, romanced her and eventually married her, most people would feel outrage. No, it's not another teacher/student thing happening;  

Cover Story: Leaving the Light On

Preparing foster kids for life on their own

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Turning on the oven and popping in a frozen pizza for about 20 minutes doesn't seem difficult. The directions on the box are explicit. Some boxes even have a picture of a dial on the stove turn  

News: Crime Fighting Hospital

Ending Cincinnati's cycle of violence one patient at a time

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2007
As the new best friend of anyone who ends up at the wrong end of a gun or a knife, Jennifer Williams has the difficult job of making sure it doesn't happen to the same person again. Williams is   

Radio's Big Boys Screw Up Big Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
There's nothing like a racist joke to remind us that not everyone is a white, middle-class, white-collar professional. The latest reminder came in the form of billboards posted by WLW (700 AM). F  

Cover Story: Women's Issue 2007

Equal in Name Only

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
"Separate but equal" didn't pass the smell test with the U.S. Supreme Court when it came to racial segregation, and the same stink wafts around gender separation. Title IX directs educational   

Cover Story: Peace Not Presents

This year Mother's Day returns to its roots

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Waves of violence that rise and fall -- not peace -- surround Mother's Day, and that's far from the legacy its originator had in mind. Generations have come to know the second Sunday in May as   

News: Exploitation or Opportunity?

Lawsuit claims day laborers shortchanged

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 25, 2007
What would you be willing to do for $33 a day? How about starting work at 2:50 p.m. and being your on your feet working until you clock out at 11 p.m.? Add in that your supervisor can't be bothe