Hear Cincinnati Podcast: Local first responders take on Irma; the streetcar one year later

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Chris Riva talk Nelson Peltz's plan for Procter & Gamble, a 10-year-old with cancer who became the hero of her own story, how a nonprofit tasked with improving Cincinnati's most blighted properties became the "poster child" for the problem it was created to eliminate, a local couple getting married at the Western Hills Planet Fitness, a new Downtown karaoke bar and more. 

Maxim then talks with Sycamore Township Fire Capt. Jeff Newman, who is second in command of Ohio’s Task Force One. The rescue workers are responsible for saving dozens of lives in Texas after Hurricane Harvey ravaged communities last week. Now, they’re on their way to Florida to help the millions of Florida residents directly in the path of Hurricane Irma.

Maxim also talks with transportation reporter Pat LaFleur about the Cincinnati streetcar's one-year anniversary. Has it been a success? Can it sustain its funding? Pat answers those questions and more.

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Notable links: 

  • 1:50 - The panel talks about Procter & Gamble's future, a 10-year-old with cancer who became a published author, a nonprofit responsible for blighted properties, a Planet Fitness love story, a new karaoke bar and more.  
  • 20:15 - Sycamore Township Fire Capt. Jeff Newman discusses the incredible work of Ohio Task Force One, the rescues his crew performed in Texas and what's next as Hurricane Irma hits Florida.
  • 35:00 - Reporter Pat LaFleur talks about the Cincinnati streetcar's status on its one-year anniversary. 

WCPO Insiders can read more about these stories at wcpo.com/hear.

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Hear Cincinnati is back for the new year. This week, host Maxim Alter, digital editor Meghan Wesley, digital reporter Lucy May and 9 On Your Side anchor Kathrine Nero talk President Donald Trump, the Cincinnati Zoo's new baby hippo, the film "Hidden Figures," Adam Jones and much more. Photographer Emily Maxwell also walks us through covering the historic women's march in D.C. and I-Team reporter Hillary Lake gives us an exclusive look inside a local heroin treatment center. 

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WCPO Insiders can read more about these stories at wcpo.com/hear

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