News from WNKU http://wnku.org en New Mapguide Lists Food Destinations in Eastern KY http://wnku.org/post/new-mapguide-lists-food-destinations-eastern-ky <p>In an effort to bring more tourists to Eastern Kentucky, the Appalachian Regional Commission has developed a mapguide that includes 48 food destinations in the&nbsp;region. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Scottie Ellis, Communications Manager for the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:32:00 +0000 Steve Hirschberg 38423 at http://wnku.org New Mapguide Lists Food Destinations in Eastern KY People's Liberty Rethinks Philanthropy, Invests in Individuals http://wnku.org/post/peoples-liberty-rethinks-philanthropy-invests-individuals <p>A new philanthropic organization in Cincinnati is hoping to make the region a better place by investing in the people that live there. People’s Liberty spokesman Jake Hodesh says they’ll be giving away more than&nbsp;a million dollars to help people chase their dreams and make the city a more interesting place. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Hodesh where the money comes from. (get more information at <a href="http://www.peoplesliberty.org/"><u>www.peoplesliberty.org</u></a> )</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 38411 at http://wnku.org People's Liberty Rethinks Philanthropy, Invests in Individuals Vice President Biden talked Expanding Economic Opportunities during National Urban League Convention http://wnku.org/post/vice-president-biden-talked-expanding-economic-opportunities-during-national-urban-league <p>In Cincinnati,Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden talked about the economy and employment.The Vice President made his remarks during the annual meeting of the National Urban League.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Within the conference theme of “One Nation Underemployed,” the Vice President spoke about the need for better job training and increased economic opportunities for all Americans.</span></p><p>The Vice President says there’s a reason for optimism when it comes to job creation. In his words “jobs are coming home.”</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:16:56 +0000 Cheri Lawson 38410 at http://wnku.org Vice President Biden talked Expanding Economic Opportunities during National Urban League Convention Cranley Creates Task Force on Immigration http://wnku.org/post/cranley-creates-task-force-immigration <p>Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has set up a task force on immigration. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:11:05 +0000 Steve Hirschberg 38407 at http://wnku.org Cranley Creates Task Force on Immigration Greater cincinnati Community Health Status Survey Shows Adults Making Hard Choices http://wnku.org/post/greater-cincinnati-community-health-status-survey-shows-adults-making-hard-choices <p>According to information from the most recent Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey, one in seven adults surveyed say that they, or someone in their household has gone without healthcare due to financial constraints. WNKU’s matt Kelley asked Interact for Health spokesperson Jennifer Chubinski why people are choosing between basic needs and healthcare. (get more information at <a href="http://www.interactforhealth.org/"><u>www.interactforhealth.org</u></a> )</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 38314 at http://wnku.org Greater cincinnati Community Health Status Survey Shows Adults Making Hard Choices National Urban League Conference with V.P.Joe Biden in Cincinnati this week http://wnku.org/post/national-urban-league-conference-vpjoe-biden-cincinnati-week <p>One of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations begins its annual conference in Cincinnati Wednesday with events all week including an address by Vice President Joe Biden.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports it’s the first time the <a href="http://nul.iamempowered.com/" target="_blank">National Urban League</a> will gather in southwest Ohio</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:20:48 +0000 Cheri Lawson 38316 at http://wnku.org National Urban League Conference with V.P.Joe Biden in Cincinnati this week Ohio State Fair Features Traditional Butter Sculptures http://wnku.org/post/ohio-state-fair-features-traditional-butter-sculptures <p>The annual Ohio State Fair opens today in Columbus; and, as always, one of its most popular exhibits is likely to be the butter sculptures, a tradition that dates back more than a century. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg&nbsp;talked about this year's culinary works of art with The American Dairy Association's Jenny Hubble. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:32:00 +0000 Steve Hirschberg 38272 at http://wnku.org Ohio State Fair Features Traditional Butter Sculptures Covington Officials to Unveil Marker to Remind Residents of Pershing Avenue's Original Name http://wnku.org/post/covington-officials-unveil-marker-remind-residents-pershing-avenues-original-name <p>Officials in Covington will be unveiling a new marker in Mainstrasse to remind people of the original name of Pershing Avenue. Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, President of the German American Citizens League says the name was changed a hundred years at the outbreak of World War One. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Dr. Tolzmann to explain why. (get more information about the German American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati at <cite><a href="http://www.gacl.org/"><u>www.gacl.org</u></a>)</cite></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 38265 at http://wnku.org Covington Officials to Unveil Marker to Remind Residents of Pershing Avenue's Original Name Ohio SPCA Makes Plea for Winter Hay for Rescued Horses http://wnku.org/post/ohio-spca-makes-plea-winter-hay-rescued-horses <p>The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is making a special request for donations to help purchase enough hay for rescued horses to make it through the winter. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked spokesperson Teresa Landon why it’s so important to start planning now. (get more information at <a href="http://www.ohiospca.org/"><u>www.ohiospca.org</u></a> )</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 38216 at http://wnku.org Ohio SPCA Makes Plea for Winter Hay for Rescued Horses Children's, Freestore Provide Nourishment for Babies http://wnku.org/post/childrens-freestore-provide-nourishment-babies <p>The Freestore Foodbank and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have teamed up to help improve nutrition and health for infants from low-income families. The program is called KIND. That acronym stands for Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The FreeStore&nbsp;Foodbank&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:32:39 +0000 Steve Hirschberg 38214 at http://wnku.org Children's, Freestore Provide Nourishment for Babies