This week on Hear Cincinnati, host Maxim Alter, digital reporter Lucy May, digital editor Meghan Wesley and 9 On Your Side anchor Chris Riva discuss Fiona's profile in The New York Times, how addiction affects the LGBTQ community, the firing of Matt Lauer over sexual misconduct allegations, a 150-pound English mastiff who got a new leg on life, rumors that police use data from popular mail-in DNA tests and more.
Maxim then talks with government and politics reporters Paula Christian and Amanda Seitz about FC Cincinnati's two big wins this week in its quest to join Major League Soccer and construct a new soccer stadium in Oakley. Paula and Amanda also break down the $20 million funding gap city leaders have yet to address.
Later on the podcast, reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn explains why the people tasked with growing legal cannabis in Ohio may need to break the law to make it happen.
2:00 - The panel discusses Fiona, drug use in the LGBTQ community, Matt Lauer's firing, Moose the dog, DNA tests and more.
20:00 - Reporters Amanda Seitz and Paula Christian break down the arguments on both sides of the FC Cincinnati stadium debate.
41:50 - Reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn explains why the people tasked with growing legal cannabis in Ohio may need to break the law.
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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.