Hear Cincinnati Podcast: Government hacking, and a solution to jail overcrowding

Is government hacking OK if it finds child porn?

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 an innovative program helping to reduce infant deaths in Avondale, Alexa's new skills, major gun retailers making it harder to buy weapons, a spike in threats at schools and more. 

Maxim then talks with reporters Hillary Lake and Paula Christian about whether the government went too far in its efforts to catch child pornographers -- and a court case that could change the fate of child porn suspects awaiting trial around the U.S.

Later, reporter Lisa Bernard-Kuhn discusses a spike in drug-addicted inmates, growing medical costs and overcrowding at the Hamilton County Justice Center, and what's being done to solve it. 

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Notable links: 

  • 1:10 - The panel discusses infant deaths in Avondale, Alexa's new skills, major gun retailers changing policies, a spike in threats at schools and more. 
  • 18:40 - Hillary Lake and Paula Christian discuss a major case involving the FBI and its efforts to secretly hack into a child porn website.
  • 32:30 - Lisa Bernard-Kuhn discusses overcrowding at the Hamilton County Justice Center, and what's being done to solve it.

You 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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