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Rothenberg garden a source of connection, pride and growth for OTR students, community

Rothenberg Preparatory Academy's roof-top garden serves multiple roles, from educational experience to salad bar provider to community building.

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Police-community partnerships offer way to improve neighborhood safety

Communities across the U.S. have formed effective, ongoing partnerships with the police that have stopped basement break-ins in Covington, slowed drug dealers in Walnut Hills and generally improved safety and trust between residents and police.


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Ryan Messer: New kind of leader for a new Over-the-Rhine

New leaders have emerged in a changing Over-the-Rhine, but none are as visible and dedicated as Ryan Messer.

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Changing people's careers 3 months at a time

People’s Liberty Residencies are tapping into one of society’s most underutilized resources: young talent. The results could shape careers and even transform Greater Cincinnati.

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The Art of Ordinary Life: Why storytelling nights are suddenly everywhere

In our hyperconnected, digital age, people hunger for real stories. In Cincinnati, Cleveland and elsewhere, storytelling nights are growing thanks to the popularity of The Moth, This American Life and other programs that elevate life to art.

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8 Cincinnati area buildings are coming back to life

A new Soapbox series focuses on building redevelopment. In part 1, writer Caitlin Koenig dives into Greater Cincinnati’s past and offers a peek at what these eight buildings are blossoming into.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Soapbox is on hiatus this week as we take time to celebrate Thanksgiving with our families. Look for updated content and a new newsletter on December 2. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Elevating Our Environment: Cincinnati Design Awards recognizes 17 outstanding projects

Recently, 255 design professional gathered at the Contemporary Arts Center to honor the year's best projects in architecture, interior design, landscape design and experiential design.

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My Soapbox: Chris Bergman, Choremonster

OTR-based startup Choremonster is riding a huge wave of momentum following a four-month stint in the Disney Accelerator. We recently caught up with CEO Chris Bergman.

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Four Cincinnati startups that could change the world

These four Cincinnati startups are making moves to improve both the local economy and quality of life. If they succeed, humanity will be all the better.

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My Soapbox: Ben Cochran, Soap Floats Recording

A Cincinnati native with a lifelong musical infatuation, Ben Cochran is the creative force behind Soap Floats, a collaborative recording studio in Columbia-Tusculum.

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Man on fire: Xavier innovation center head taps into region's creative mindset

After a 20-year career of connecting with creatives at organizations such as The Walt Disney Company, Shawn Nason is finding his motto of "Innovation isn't work, it's a lifestyle" seamlessly carrying over into academia.

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Cincinnati Design Awards honors wide range of local projects

This Friday, the Cincinnati Design Awards will celebrate Greater Cincinnati's best architecture, interior design, graphic design and landscape architecture projects.

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How public art is building safer, stronger neighborhoods in Detroit

Forget your ideas about giant abstract sculptures on museum lawns. In Detroit, public art is an essential part of community life.
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