Cincinnati Stories

Cincinnati Stories started as a project for WCPO journalists Kara Apel, Kristin Higgins and Greg O’Brien. These StoryKeepers helped to develop the project from its beginning in hopes of preserving the past for the future. The heart of this project is to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together through the simplicity of a captivating story.

Our purpose is to provide a multimedia platform that creates an interactive way of preserving oral history and we hope to:

  • redefine a traditional approach to journalism and reporting
  • encourage everyday people to get involved in journalism
  • provide listeners with stories of inspiration, courage and hope
  • foster and facilitate discussion

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The evolution of a journalist

CINCINNATI – WCPO-TV News Director Bob Morford explains to reporter Jenelle Walton how journalism has evolved since he started out as a reporter and where he thinks the industry is headed.

A park for Eden

EDEN PARK – Jennifer Elling, along with her children, explain what Eden’s “Gotcha Day” is. Eden’s “Gotcha Day” symbolizes the date, exactly two years ago, when the Ellings officially “got” Eden from Haiti

Heroes among us

CONEY ISLAND – A duo of friends tell us who their heroes are. Jessica Mathis tells her friend Jessie Tucker about how much she admires her mother, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Tucker also explains to Mathis why Mathis is her hero.

David’s trip into the mud

CONEY ISLAND – Siblings collaborate to tell how David almost sunk into a creek near Serpent Mound

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