July's CD of the Month is the debut album from Austrailia's Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Rolling Stone magazine calls it "2015's sharpest debut."


Mike Powell of Pitchfork awarded the album a 'Best New Music' accolade, saying that "Barnett has nothing to prove and she's proving it." 

WNKU is proud to present "Music at the Market" every Sunday in July and August in the OTR Biergarten at Findlay Market. "Music at the Market" is part of Findlay's Craft Beer Series which happens every Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the weekly selection of Christian Moerlein beers on tap, a guest brewery will be featured every weekend.

The latest National League voting update for the 2015 All-Star Game was released on Monday.The leaders at each position remained the same since last week's update, however at third base, Cincinnati’s own Todd Frazier has closed the gap with the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter. After leading Frazier by 1.2 million votes last week, Carpenter's lead is now down to just 63,000 votes. 

courtesy Northside 4th of July Parade

This week Americans will celebrate Independence Day. People around the country will line parade routes ,watch fireworks and have picnics. One Cincinnati neighborhood’s tradition has evolved into a one of a kind event.

WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports the crowd can expect an eclectic mix of entries for the Northside 4th of July Parade.

courtesy of Lindsey Deaton

Lindsey Deaton: I am absolutely Dad. Dad, father, she ,her, hers . And so my dad, she, my father she or her is how my kids call me.

Lindsey Deaton came out as a transgender female a little more than two years ago. She’s been married to Joan for 35 years and they have two daughters in their twenties, Joci and Mary. Lindsey was assigned male at birth and for 56 years was known as Bruce.

courtesy of Rachel Torres

Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Women’s Health Clinic in partnership with the Cincinnati Education & Research for Veterans  Foundation is hosting an education fair and banquet for women Veterans June 11 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center  from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. WNKU's Cheri Lawson talked with 3 women veterans.

The event honors and celebrates women Veterans and is free for women Veterans.

Anyone who contributes to WNKU between now and midnight on July 31st will be automatically entered to a prize package including:

Our new friends at Voodoo Factory Studio in Over the Rhine have lent us their amazing talents to produce the first in a series of new videos coming to wnku.org.  The band is MultiMagic, an up-and-coming Cincinnati act that you can hear live at this weekend's Bunbury Music Festival.  They play the Yeatman Cove stage at 3pm on Friday, but you can get a taste of them here.

Cheri Lawson

This was the first school house in North America, as far as we know, where there was integration between African- American Students, white students and men and women.

Sharyn Jones, Professor of Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University is leading students on an archaeological dig looking for artifacts at the historic Parker Academy in Clermont County,Ohio.

Next Smale Riverfront Park Reveal, June 4th

May 29, 2015
Cheri Lawson

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the P&G go Vibrantscape in Smale Riverfront Park takes place on Thursday, June 4, 2015

This new section is constructed on over 4 acres at the base of the  Roebling Suspension Bridge, and  includes a giant foot piano, a flying pig, and water pumps and channels.

The event will begin at 6 p.m.

Officials say following the ribbon cutting, visitors can immediately begin


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Become a member of WNKU, and we might fly you and a friend to Austin, TX for one of the country's biggest and best music festivals!

MPMF Indie Summer Series

Join us on Fountain Square every Friday night this summer for the hottest indie bands in the land!

WNKU 30th Anniversary Concert Series

Come celebrate 30 years of Music Discovery with WNKU

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