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Jewish & Israeli Film Festival brings the world to Cincinnati

The Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival is bucking the trend in Cincinnati's languishing film presentation scene, growing again and attracting higher-profile movies for its latest run Feb. 6-25.

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How Linda Holterhoff has improved Cincinnati's neighborhoods for over 20 years

As she prepares for retirement, Linda Holterhoff reflects on how Keep Cincinnati Beautiful has grown and changed under her leadership and what it takes to build a clean and safe community.

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Soapdish: Why can't the West End be Cincinnati's next breakthrough neighborhood?

Cincinnati's "next hot neighborhood" is just a stone's throw from the current one, but the West End's tortured history often overshadows its supply of single-family homes and proximity to downtown and OTR.

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Is affordable artist live/work housing the new normal?

Since Artspace pioneered affordable artist live/work housing in the 1990s, demand for such projects has continued to grow. Which begs the question: Is affordable artist live/work housing becoming the new normal?

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City of Cincinnati's minority inclusion efforts gain traction in the new year

The city's new Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program is shifting into high gear, giving small businesses a chance to become economic catalysts for the entire Greater Cincinnati region.

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My Soapbox: Natasia Malaihollo, Founder & CEO of Wyzerr

As Natasia Malaihollo refined the business plan for her consumer research startup at The Brandery, a strange thing happened: She fell in love with Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. And now she wants to give back.


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Loud and Proud: King Records comes back to life

As efforts to save the original King Records studio in Evanston remain in flux, new educational efforts led by nearby Xavier University keep the King legacy alive.

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Who is shaping the future of cities? It could be you

Across the country, passionate people are working every day on the little things that lead to big changes. Here are a few of their stories.

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Happy holidays!

The Soapbox elves are taking a break over the holidays, with the next issue of Soapbox slated for Jan. 5. Until then, enjoy our year-end roundup stories of 2015 highlights.

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A year of bringing abandoned buildings back to life

Over the past year Soapbox followed local redevelopment projects at historic buildings and abandoned sites, including efforts by a countywide program to target new housing. Here’s a roundup with updates.

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Soapdish: Good public transit makes Cincinnati competitive, not trendy

Walkability, bikeability, ride and bike share and modern transit such as streetcars are the "new normal," and Cincinnati needs to step it up. Our goal is not to be trendy, it's to be competitive.


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Nickol Mora inspires a new generation of leaders

Under Nickol Mora's new leadership, Public Allies is cultivating the next generation of young, diverse leaders ready to shift the tides of social change across Greater Cincinnati.

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2015 was a huge year for Cincinnati innovation

We recap Soapbox’s 2015 innovation and entrepreneurship coverage in order to stand back and marvel at the startup community's collective accomplishments while getting ready for more to come.
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