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My Soapbox: Brad Schnittger launches MusicLi at MidPoint

After a nine-month journey as a People's Liberty Haile Fellowship grantee, Brad Schnittger officially unveils his MusicLi music licensing platform at this weekend's MidPoint Music Festival. Here's what it all means.


The secret(s) to sustainable urban farms across the U.S.

Urban agriculture, once a buzz-y idea for transforming vacant spaces, has taken root in cities across America. Cities and farmers are now thinking about how to make the movement sustainable year-round and long-term.


Krista Taylor and Gamble Montessori: "I really believe that we change lives"

When Krista Taylor received Cincinnati Public Schools' "Educator of the Year" award, she donated the $10,000 prize to her school, Gamble Montessori, to help students attend a marine biology bootcamp.

AAC President John Sullivan

The Art Academy's 10 years in OTR a story of potential realized but not yet fulfilled

After 10 years at 12th & Jackson Streets, the Art Academy of Cincinnati has in some ways given more to Over-the-Rhine — and the city — than it's received in return. But a decade of urban pioneering provides the school a new edge and a positive outlook.

Hitsville U.S.A., home of the Motown Museum in Detroit

Hitsville vs. Soulsville: How Detroit and Memphis are embracing their soul music heritage

There were two rival labels and cities that defined soul music in the public consciousness, Hitsville (Detroit) and Soulsville (Memphis). What can those cities' efforts to preserve and embrace their music heritage teach Cincinnati?

Jeni Jenkinss

Neighborhood Heroes: Building community in Northside

Maybe you know Northside for its 4th of July Parade, cool restaurants and bars or collection of shops selling all things vintage. But residents will tell you their community is much more thanks to neighborhood heroes who focus on inclusion.


Michelle Dillingham's circuitous career path prepared her to lead Community Shares

Michelle Dillingham's new position as CEO of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is built on her varied career of social work and activism. A sign in her Mt. Auburn office says, "Excuse me, could you spare a little social change?"


Freedom from objectivity led newspaper veteran Tom Callinan to a new life of activism

After forming Charitable Words to help nonprofits trumpet their message on multiple media platforms, ex-Enquirer Editor Tom Callinan now revels in his freedom from objectivity and emergence as an "activist."


Downtown Cincinnati Inc. to host All-Ohio BID Conference

Fresh off a successful experience with the MLB All Star Game, Cincinnati will host the All-Ohio Business Improvement District Conference for the first time Aug. 5-6.


Drew Oxley's T-shirts help free sex slaves in India; what can your shirt do?

Drew Oxley has built his company, The Parative Project, on the power of a T-shirt to help rescue and employ women halfway across the world. He's betting that you'll buy into his vision, too.


Soapdish: Why can't Cincinnati have nice things like bike lanes?

Recent rumblings out of City Hall have labeled Central Parkway’s protected bike lane a "disaster" that should be "scrapped." Just because Cincinnatians are terrible drivers? Really?

Trailer Estates manufactured home in Sarasota, Fla.

The return of the pre-fab home

Millennials looking to buy their first homes and Boomers looking to downsize find factory-built or manufactured housing to be a good alternative that offers affordable, sturdy and green living. 


Ode to Joy: When Rachel Roberts found yoga, she found a path to success

After Rachel Roberts bounced around from job to job, she found her calling in yoga, which led to a career path as founder of The Yoga Bar. Now she helps others find their own calling.


P&G rebrands, reconnects the Cincinnati Music Festival

Cincinnati brand giant Procter & Gamble is helping rebrand and refresh another local institution by taking on the presenting sponsor role for the Cincinnati Music Festival July 24-25 at Paul Brown Stadium.
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