Americans are feeling better about traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. That's according to the AAA auto club. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Cheryl Parker, an AAA spokeswoman for the Cincinnati area.
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This morning, Cincinnati's Freestore Foodbank began the first of three days of distributing Thanksgiving food parcels to the needy in our community. President and CEO Kurt Reiber tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the planning for each year's Thanksgiving begins soon after the previous year's Christmas.
The SPCA Cincinnati is promoting their campaign to help large dogs find “forever homes” with their “Think Big Dogs” initiative. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked spokesman Harold Dates why they need a special event to aid in large dog adoptions. (Get more information at www.spcacincinnati.org )
The 32nd annual PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden opens to the public tomorrow night. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Thayne Maynard what’s new this year. (Get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )
Montgomery County Probate Court is proud to announce that Judge Alice O. McCollum is participating in the National Adoption Day Proceedings this morning. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Judge McCollum to describe what will be happening in her courtroom. (Get more information about adoption in Montgomery County at www.mcohio.org/childrenservices more information about National Adoption Day at www.nationaladoptionday.org )
Bringing Hollywood production companies to film movies in the Cincinnati area has generated an ecomomic impact of $27 million in direct spending so far this year. That is the finding of a study by the University of Cincinnati's Economics Center. The study was prepared for the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission. Executive Director Kristen Erwin Schlotman tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that filming provides local revenues in a variety of ways.
The American Association of Retired Persons is launching a new online initiative designed to recognize the more than forty-two million Americans who help care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can stay at home, as opposed to costly institutions. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked AARP spokesperson Taisha Rollins why it is important to acknowledge the efforts of caregivers. (get more information at www.aarp.org/iheartcaregivers )