The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting the Cincinnati premier of “Hate Crimes in the Heartland” produced by Emmy award winning filmmaker and NKU artist-in-residence Rachel Lyon on February 24th. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Dr. Lyon how two events separated by ninety years tells the story of race relations in America. (get more information at www.hatecrimesheartland.com or get tickets at www.freedomcenter.org )
The Newport Aquarium will be hosting a new exhibit starting on March 22nd. Operations manager Chris Pierson says “Turtle Canyon” will be the new home for more than a dozen different species, including the giant Galapagos tortoise. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Pierson what people will see when they come to the exhibit. (get more information at www.newportaquarium.com )
Seating is no longer available for tonight's Studio 89. Check back tomorrow at noon for your opportunity to register for next week's Studio 89, or if you're a contributing member, look for an e-mail soon. In the meantime, visit our Studio 89 program page for this season's lineup.
A syringe exchange program spearheaded by University of Cincinnati Dr. Judith Feinberg is now offering services in Hamilton County. Dr. Feinberg told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that they’re not encouraging I-V drug abuse; she says they’re trying to prevent disease and keep people safe until they’re ready to get into a recovery program. (get more information at www.CincyEP.org )
If you are part of a community council, school, neighborhood agency, or business in the Greater Cincinnati region, you can participate in the Great American Cleanup by planning a community cleanup or beautification project in your neighborhood.
The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum has just opened an exhibit called "Kings of the Queen City". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg toured the displays and asked Executive Director Rick Walls how the exhibit got its name.