Each day people from Lima to Cincinnati get their drinking water from an underground river known as the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer. It encompasses about 136 square miles and contains 1.5 trillion gallons of water
In fact, 1.6 million people rely on water from the Great Miami Aquifer, including companies like Procter and Gamble and the region's growing number of breweries.
Richard Dube is Vice President of Brewing and Quality for Christian Moerlein and he knows a thing or two about needing water.
From their blue collar upbringing in New Castle, Indiana to their sculptural art work to their academic careers, Kelly Phelps (associate professor and acting chair of the department of Art at Xavier University), and his identical twin, Kyle Phelps (associate professor of Art at the University of Dayton), are featured in the June/July 2013 edition of internationally respected American Craft magazine and they are with our Jane Durrell to talk about their lives and their work.
Newts have the amazing distinction of being able to regenerate almost any body part. University of Dayton Biology Professor Panagiotis Tsonis does not know exactly why they do it or how they do it, only that they can do it. He wonders if the human body, where regeneration genes have apparently been silenced, can be turned back on. Tsonis thinks studying the newt's eye lens is the key and is involved in a research project now to learn more. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."