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What makes Cincinnati great? The talented people. How do we attract more? Keep moving ahead and inspire others to join us. The many entrepreneurs and strong talent from all walks of life have made Cincinnati a champion for decades. That same can-do spirit exists today stronger than ever as evidenced by world-class startup incubators and accelorators like The Brandery, UpTech and The Inkubator. From the business sector to nonprofits to the arts, each week in Soapbox we profile the tremendous talent in our region.

Talent Features

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In growing cities, parking challenges require creative solutions

As more people move to cities, how can rapidly developing neighborhoods tackle parking challenges without gobbling up valuable urban space for off-street lots?


Abdullah Powell of Elementz: Cincinnati's youth are "a gift," not a problem

"I think one of the most important things Elementz shows participants is that they are valued," says Abdullah Powell, creative director of downtown's urban arts center who helps connect Cincinnati youth with the larger world.


Interact for Health's Ann Barnum forges coalitions to address heroin addiction

The plague of heroin and opiate abuse in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky causes many to throw up their hands in dismay, but not Ann Barnum, whose work at Interact for Health focuses on collaboration to fight back.

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Soapdish: A September of festivals to remember

September in Cincinnati's urban basin has emerged as a never-ending blowout festival celebration, so I took in its three biggies on consecutive weekends: the nascent Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic, the pubescent MidPoint Music Festival and the sprawling, middle-aged Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.


How to activate your neighborhood in 5 steps this weekend

Kevin Wright and Joe Nickol believe in the power of pop-up biergartens in alleys and pop-up festivals in parking lots to transform neighborhoods, and they want to help you do it in your own neighborhood.
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Talent Videos


MidPoint Music Festival in review

Join Scott Beseler on a photographic journey back through the 2015 MidPoint Music Festival Sept. 25-27 in Over-the-Rhine and downtown.


Wussy shops for MusicLi launch at MidPoint

MusicLi takes members of the acclaimed Cincinnati band Wussy on a flea market field trip to buy prizes for local musicians who sign up with the new music licensing platform during the MidPoint Music Festival.


211: Wherever Life Takes You

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati provides help to the community in many ways via 2-1-1, its 24/7 health and social services information and referral helpline.


Raising spirits and saving babies through color and design

Soapbox writes this week about Cradle to Cincinnati's "Happy to Wait" initiative, a partnership with Ryan Mulligan, assistant professor of fine arts at UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. See his students brighten up the Price Hill Health Center in this video slide show.

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Bunbury Music Festival photo rewind

Soapbox Managing Photographer Scott Beseler and guest shooter Jacob Crews document all three days and nights of last weekend's exciting Bunbury Music Festival on the downtown riverfront. Enjoy! 
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