Children from Cornerstone Montessori School in Highland Heights, Kentucky have been working on a pair of projects with the Brighton Center in Newport to help make Christmas brighter for those in need, and to teach students a valuable lesson about giving. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Michelle Earle, the school's Office Manager.
The Cincinnati Cyclones will be hosting their annual “Teddy Bear Toss” at U-S Bank Arena on January 3rd. Stuffed animals collected at the event will be donated to the Cincinnati Police Department to help comfort children they come into contact with. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Cyclones spokesman Nick Brunker to describe what will be happening. (Get more information at www.cycloneshockey.com)
Movie and television actress and NKU alum Galadriel Stineman will be coming home for the holidays to teach two acting workshops. Stineman starred in Hollywood movies such as Junk Yard Dog and Ben10 Alien Swarm, as well as a recurring role on TV’s The Middle. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Stineman how she went from graduation to the big screen. (to register for the acting intensive go to email@example.com )
A coalition of agencies, including a group called Strategies to End Homelessness, is opening a Winter Shelter today for the homeless in Cincinnati. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Kevin Finn, President and CEO of the group.
A northern Kentucky chef is using his culinary expertise to create dog food that is healthy AND tastes good. Entrepreneur Avi Bear says dogs have a human-like palate, and that finding a food that tastes good and is healthy is a big challenge for dog owners. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Bear what makes Canine Correct different from other dog foods. (Get more information at www.caninecorrect.com )
A 19-year-old college basketball player with inoperable brain cancer continues to inspire people with her “never give up” attitude.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports that, against all odds, Lauren Hill scored a basket Saturday on her home court at Mt Saint Joseph University.
The crowd of nearly two thousand stood and cheered for number 22 Lauren Hill as she scored two points for her team at the Harrington Center on the campus of Mt St Joseph University in Cincinnati
WNKU Membership Assistant, Kim Kaufman, found a stack of Live at the World Cafe Volume 35 CD's in the prize cabinet! Since we've moved on to World Cafe Volume 37 as one of this year's thank you gifts, we weren't sure what to do with the older volumes until Kim said we should give them to anyone who pledges $60 or more! Good enough. But hurry! These are in limited supply.
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