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From King Records to Shake-It, meet the pros promoting Cincy's musical heritage

Cincinnati has contributed much to modern rock 'n roll as the world knows it, and beloved institutions like Herzog Studios and King Records are in the midst of a revival. Meanwhile, Shake-It Records and a bevy of offbeat venues underpin a current scene that rocks like only the Midwest can.

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Video: Building a better Covington, but first, coffee

Soapbox caps off its 12-story embedded journalism project, On the Ground: Covington, with a community engagement event and screening of a new original short film called "Covington On the Rise."

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A tech hub, an app, a teenage breakfast shop: Here's how we'll keep talent in Cincinnati

Despite our award-winning accelerator programs, creative flight has always threatened Cincy's talent pool. Leaders like MORTAR's Allen Woods want to rectify that by building an intentionally diverse, welcoming ecosystem where ideas can thrive. And it just might be working.

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Five local gems that rock the Queen City's crown

Yes, it's kind of subjective, but a few things are so quintessentially Cincinnati that, left un-shouted, they tend to blend into our beautiful landscape. Here are a few Soapbox favorites. Spoiler: there will be (some) chili.

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Coming Clean: 5 Questions with Allen Woods of MORTAR

This month, Soapbox talks with MORTAR co-founder Allen Woods about faith, perseverance in the face of adversity and why Cincinnati's startup scene beats out those of much larger markets.  

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Land of second chances: Covington puts lifelong education within reach

In this final regular installment of On the Ground: Covington, Soapbox continues exploring the intersection of poverty and education, shining a light on initiatives like the Lincoln Grant Scholar House and the Life Learning Center that support education and skills training for adult learners.  

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Minding the gap: Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

Poverty is a multi-faceted and widespread challenge to learning in Covington's public schools. But far from lamenting, leaders are tackling the problem head-on, with strategic programming and a passion for student success.

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Coming Clean: 5 questions with Mike Wong of Oriential Wok

When Mike Wong opened Oriental Wok in Northern Kentucky, his was one of the region's first Chinese restaurants. Now he's beloved among restaurateurs and foodies alike. He reflects on a 40-year love affair with America and treating his guests like family.

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Here's what we learned about scaling Cincinnati's food innovation economy

Visitors gathered June 28 at Findlay Market to sample wares by a number of local food innovators. Proprietors of Pho Lang Thang, LaSoupe and others offered insight on what it takes to successfully scale a restaurant venture in Cincinnati.

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The 'third place': Covington's changing pub scene reflects citywide growth

Whether it’s Covington’s brewery heritage or the quaint appeal of Mainstrasse Village, the city has long been synonymous with pub culture. Now, as Covington grows by leaps and bounds, its bar scene is keeping pace with business, food, retail and other attractants.

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Get the picture: Visual art is everywhere in Covington

Arts enthusiasts will find much to write home about in Covington, from small street-front galleries and edgy design firms to the beloved Carnegie and Baker Hunt — with plenty of Frank Duveneck history to go around. It's a scene with history, and it's still growing.

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Local nonprofits continue fight for equality in Trump's America

The contentious 2016 presidential election brought attention to a wide range of social issues. Now, as budget cuts threaten some public programs, local nonprofits are finding new ways to leverage national attention for positive community impact.

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Leaders of the pack: Covington empowers residents for good

Building on a long tradition of inspiring residential leadership, Covington organizations like The Center for Great Neighborhoods are boosting support for community-led beautification efforts, learning initiatives and more.


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Pride of ownership, diverse housing stock keys to welcoming Covington influx

With the Center for Great Neighborhoods and the Catalytic Fund at the helm, Covington is preparing to manage an influx of new residents through smart historic renovation and support for programs that put homeownership within reach.

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Soapdish: Meet the modern "pioneers" of OTR's Wade Street

Pat McCafferty and Vada Hill are two urban pioneers whose newly renovated houses on OTR's once-embattled Wade Street are anchoring a wave of development bookended by institutions of public service.
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