News from WNKU http://wnku.org en 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 Former Bengal Ben Utecht to Return to Cincinnati to Sing with Jim Brickman Under the Stars Concert http://wnku.org/post/former-bengal-ben-utecht-return-cincinnati-sing-jim-brickman-under-stars-concert <p>Former Bengal and Colt tight-end Ben Utecht will be returning to the queen city on August first, but this time he won’t playing football; he’ll be on stage singing as part of Jim Brickman’s Under the Stars concert. WNKU’s matt Kelley talked to Utecht about how he became involved in music after his career in the NFL. (get more information about the concert at <a href="http://www.riverbend.org/"><u>www.riverbend.org</u></a> )</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 38199 at http://wnku.org Former Bengal Ben Utecht to Return to Cincinnati to Sing with Jim Brickman Under the Stars Concert Annual Dayton Blues Festival Takes Place This Sunday http://wnku.org/post/annual-dayton-blues-festival-takes-place-sunday <p>Dayton's 29th annual Blues Festival takes place this Sunday afternoon and evening in the heart of the city's downtown. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Lamont&nbsp;Hall Jr., Events Coordinator for&nbsp;Dayton's Recreation Youth Services, how the event got started.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:01:53 +0000 Steve Hirschberg 38091 at http://wnku.org Annual Dayton Blues Festival Takes Place This Sunday Krohn Conservatory to Offer Two Free Seminars This Saturday http://wnku.org/post/krohn-conservatory-offer-two-free-seminars-saturday <p></p><p>The Krohn conservatory will be hosting two free seminars this Saturday July 19<sup>th</sup> between noon and three o’clock. Spokesman Mark House says the “Urban Gardening” and “Edible Flowers” presentations will teach people how to grow food in small spaces and explore non-traditional foods people can grow anywhere. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. House how the events fit in with their new summer show “The Edible Landscape”. (get more information at <a href="http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn"><u>www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn</u></a> )</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 38050 at http://wnku.org Krohn Conservatory to Offer Two Free Seminars This Saturday Gardner Family Gift to Add New Area to Smale Riverfront Park http://wnku.org/post/gardner-family-gift-add-new-area-smale-riverfront-park <p>A $2.3 million gift from the James and Joan Gardner Family Foundation will add another distinctive area to Cincinnati's Smale Riverfront&nbsp;Park. WNKU's&nbsp;Steve Hirschberg talked with&nbsp;Parks Director Willie Carden about the&nbsp; new area west of the Roebling Suspension Bridge.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:32:00 +0000 Steve Hirschberg 38016 at http://wnku.org Gardner Family Gift to Add New Area to Smale Riverfront Park Northern Kentucky Forum to Host Discussion on How to Improve Local Government http://wnku.org/post/northern-kentucky-forum-host-discussion-how-improve-local-government <p>The Northern Kentucky Forum will be hosting a panel discussion focusing on how to improve local government. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Forum spokesperson Sharmili Reddy what they hope to accomplish through the conversation this evening. ( get more information at <a href="http://www.nkyforum.org/"><u>www.nkyforum.org</u></a> )</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 38002 at http://wnku.org Northern Kentucky Forum to Host Discussion on How to Improve Local Government Tender Mercies to benefit from Taste of Over-the Rhine July 26th http://wnku.org/post/tender-mercies-benefit-taste-over-rhine-july-26th <p>Tender Mercies will continue its celebration of the flavors and sounds of Over-the Rhine at the second annual Taste of O-T-R on July 26<sup>th</sup>. The event will help raise money to support homeless and mentally ill people from the area. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Tender Mercies spokesperson Jackie Baumgartner what will be new this year. (get details at <a href="http://www.tendermerciesinc.org/"><u>www.tendermerciesinc.org</u></a> )</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 37956 at http://wnku.org Tender Mercies to benefit from Taste of Over-the Rhine July 26th Fort Thomas to Host Citywide "Where's Waldo?" Game http://wnku.org/post/fort-thomas-host-citywide-wheres-waldo-game <p>Fort Thomas Kentucky will be hosting a week long “Where’s Waldo?” game beginning July 17<sup>th</sup>. City spokesperson Debbie Buckley says it’s a great way to spend some family time walking through the historic district. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Buckley how the game will work. (get details at <a href="http://www.fortthomastour.com/"><u>www.fortthomastour.com</u></a> )</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Matt Kelley 37865 at http://wnku.org Fort Thomas to Host Citywide "Where's Waldo?" Game CSO Extends Access to LumenoCity http://wnku.org/post/cso-extends-access-lumenocity <p>The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is adding access to the LumenoCity music and light show that takes place in Washington Park during the first three nights of August. The action comes after all the tickets available online last month &nbsp;for the free event&nbsp;were snatched up within minutes. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with CSO President Trey Devey.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:25:36 +0000 Steve Hirschberg 37871 at http://wnku.org CSO Extends Access to LumenoCity