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From hummus to nuts, Zaidan's journey back to Findlay fueled by family

After a decade away from Cincinnati, Kate Zaidan has returned to reshape her family business, Dean’s Mediterranean in Findlay Market. She’s not just selling fresh-roasted nuts to other local businesses, she’s staking her claim on the family brand.

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Soapbox Special: Half off at the Emery, 10/10

This week, we're proud to partner with The Requiem Project: The Emery to offer half off tickets to the Wed., Oct. 10 Bill Frisell Disfarmer Project. Click for details.

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My Soapbox: Kimberly Clayton-Code, NKU's Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies

Kimberly Clayton-Code, Director of the Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies at Northern Kentucky University, shared some insights on the program she helped launch five years ago and what it means to be gifted kid today. Parents, breathe a sigh of relief: it's now hip to be smart.

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Stairways to stories: Students trace steps of history

NKU undergrads Shane Winslow and Andrew Boehringer began a labor of love by climbing dozens of Cincinnati's public staircases every week. Now they're writing a book about those steps, many of which led from downtown to the city's first suburbs.  These modern history detectives see them as keys that unlock important stories of the city's past.

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Brighton: Working on the edge

People make things in Brighton. Nestled in the northern tip of the West End, and bordered by Central Parkway on the east and Spring Grove Avenue on the west, Brighton’s demographics defy easy explanation.

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Psst: Cincinnati's greener than you think

From a nationally recognized "poop processor" to a net-zero energy corporate headquarters, Cincinnati exemplifies "green" leadership to other cities and states. So why aren't more locals talking about it? Soapbox offers four conversation starters.

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The New Revolutionaries: Smarter than a Goldfish

What do shoe-making workshops, recycled sketch paper and Portolets have in common? They're all part of Main Street entrepreneur Alisha Budkie's sustainable world, one the UC design alum is helping build with support from longtime neighbors and a growing army of her peers in Over-the-Rhine.

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My Soapbox: Joshua Bell on the arts and Cincinnati

Violin superstar Joshua Bell visits Cincinnati this week to play with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He talks with Soapbox's Stephanie Kitchens about his time in the city, his life as a Hoosier and his belief that even classical music can benefit from innovation.

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My Soapbox: Honour Pillow revisits Fringe

Addyston-born playwright, comedienne and cancer survivor Honour Pillow has stories to tell. She gives Soapbox's Becky Johnson a glimpse behind the inspiration of her Fringe-encore performance at the Know.

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Entrepreneurs on a roll: Food trucks navigate complex elements

In Cincinnati’s gritty food truck subculture, there are few avenues of support and even fewer guarantees. Tom Acito of Cafe de Wheels and his food truck brethren have chips on their shoulders, real skin in the game and a cult-like following.

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My Soapbox: Jay Finch, Socstock

Cleveland native Jay Finch, 26, moved to Cincinnati to join The Brandery's 2012 class. The Villanova honors grad studied economics at Cambridge and Harvard before Goldman Sachs snagged him post-graduation. He gave all that up to start his "market ministry," Socstock.

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CCM's Josh Jessen pushes boundaries, redefines genre

Inspired by Questlove, J Dilla, The Roots and Hi-Tek, CCM classical and jazz piano student Josh Jessen defies traditional musical genres. The 20-year-old's accelerating career has already carried him from local coffee houses to international concert halls.

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At Woodstone Creek, urban bourbon's the thing

Deep in the heart of Evanston, Woodstone Creek, a former factory-turned-winery, houses a meadery and port house. It is also the first licensed microdistillery in Ohio. For master distiller Don Outterson, though, it all comes back to bourbon.

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Filmmaking in Cincinnati: A Wide Angle

Local filmmakers don't wait for George Clooney and Ryan Gosling to come to town to practice their craft. From skateboarding movies to one-woman-show YouTube channels to high-end commercial productions, Cincinnati's film scene offers space, and support, for aspiring artists to grow.
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