Hear Cincinnati Podcast: UC approves Richard Spencer; Streetcar struggles with BLINK

This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital reporter Lucy May, web editor Austin Fast and Fifth Mascot/Flying Pigskin host Scott Kyser talk about University of Cincinnati's decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus. Florida's governor has already declared a state of emergency ahead of Spencer's visit to University of Florida, UF has also announced it will be spending more than $500,000 on security costs. The podcast panel discusses whether Spencer's visit to Cincinnati could cost UC thousands, too. 

The panel also talks about Fiona's dad Henry, a UC grad who is recovering from a devastating crash, Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis taking her gay marriage fight to Romania, the Columbus Crew MLS team threatening to move to Austin, Kentucky driver's licenses, the McDonald's policy on smartphones and more. 

Maxim then talks with transportation reporter Pat LaFleur about the streetcar's latest shortfalls during Cincinnati's popular BLINK light and art festival -- and how transit officials hope to be more prepared in the future. 

Listen to this episode in the player above.

Notable links: 

  • 1:20 - The panel talks Fiona's dad, Richard Spencer, a UC grad recovering from a crash, Kim Davis, Kentucky driver's licenses and more.
  • 21:45 - Pat LaFleur explains why BLINK was a wake-up call for Cincinnati's streetcar.

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. 

Listen to this episode in the player above.

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

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