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6:00 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Ohio Native Thomas Edison to be Honored in Statuary Hall in Washington DC

The white marble statue of William Allen (left) will be replaced with a bronze of Edison. The statue will join a marble statue of President James Garfield in Statuary Hall.

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

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Earth Calendar for January 12th and January 13th

Calling all local food producers! If you have been curious about what it takes to sell to local grocery stores, schools, and restaurants, are interested in selling through Our Harvest's local food hub and if you are a local grower who wants to make sure you're following food safety best practices on your farm or garden, you are invited to Our Harvest for Wholesale Success: A FREE Workshop on Post-Harvest Handling, Marketing, and On-Farm Food Safety.  

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Baby Kamina Hopes to Find Surrogate Mom at the Columbus Zoo

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 )

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Earth Calendar for January 9th and January 10th

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. 

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News from WNKU
5:47 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Ohio Department of Health Warns that This Season's Influenza Virus may be Worse than Past Years

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 )

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News from WNKU
10:13 am
Thu January 8, 2015

NKU President Releases 2014 Annual Report

Northern Kentucky University President Geoff Mearns has released his Annual Report for 2014.  He talked about it with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.   

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News from WNKU
12:13 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Duke Offers Safety and Energy Tips for Cold Weather

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.

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Earth Calendar for January 7th and January 8th

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. 

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Urges People to Donate Christmas Trees to Provide Habitat

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 )

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Earth Calendar for January 5th and January 6th

January is National Radon Action Month. In the U.S., one in fifteen homes is affected by elevated radon levels.

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