A bronze statue of Thomas Edison is being created in Ohio that will appear in Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. to represent the buckeye state. Douglass McDonald, CEO of the Cincinnati Museum Center and Ohio Statuary Hall commission member says it will replace the likeness of former Governor William Allen in the capitol. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked McDonald why they decided to make the change. (Get more information at www.ohiostatuaryhall.org
Kamina, the baby gorilla that came to Cincinnati after her mother at the Oklahoma Zoo rejected her, is adjusting to life in Columbus. Ron Evans, primate keeper at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, says the she was successfully “gorillafied” by the staff, but in the end she was rejected by two females there. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Evans what the plan is now that she’s at the Columbus Zoo. (Get details or find updates at www.cincinnatizoo.org )
Are you or someone you know interested in water quality? EPA and other federal agencies have launched the Nutrient Sensor Challenge, a competition open to anyone to develop affordable, accurate sensors to measure nutrients in aquatic environments.
The U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention is warning people that this year’s strain of influenza may be more severe than in recent years. Doctor Mary D’Orio of the Ohio Department of Health Says that young children, pregnant women and elderly persons are at the highest risk. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Doctor D’Orio why the bug is worse this season. ( Get more information at www.odh.ohio.gov )
With the cold weather upon us, Duke Energy is offering some tips to help keep customers safe and their energy bills from skyrocketing. Utility spokeswoman Sally Thelen spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.
Across the country this winter season, families are gathering around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home and out.
The holidays are over and it’s time for people to begin taking down decorations in, and around their homes. With that in mind, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking people to donate their Christmas trees to help provide cover in the lakes and streams around the Commonwealth. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked department environmental biologist Joseph Zimmerman how the Christmas tree recycling program works. (Get more information at http://fw.ky.gov/Fish/Pages/Xmas_Tree_Recycling.aspx )