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12:21 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Oxford,Ohio Ceremonies Mark 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Jacky Johnson archivist for the Western College Memorial Archives
Cheri Lawson

This month marks the 50th anniversary of one of the milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. Cheri Lawson reports on the history and legacy of Freedom Summer with roots in southwest Ohio.
 

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Earth Calendar for June 20th and June 21st

Queen City Bike has been part of the group planning Pedaling Through the Past, a bike ride visiting historic sites in the Ohio River Valley in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, Sunday June 29th.

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6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Paddlefest Activities Begin with Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island This Morning

Paddlefest activities will begin this morning at nine-thirty with the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island. Great Parks of Hamilton County will be just one of several exhibitors providing activities designed to entertain and educate children. Great Parks spokesperson Kim Whitton talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what kids can expect to find at the expo. (get details at http://www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/kids-outdoor-adventure-expo/ )

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6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Hold June-teenth Celebration Tonight

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting a special presentation celebrating “June-teenth”. Spokesman Christopher Miller says the date is significant because on June 19th 1865 the last slaves in the country were finally freed; two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed. Miller talked to WNKU’s matt Kelley about why it’s important to commemorate that day. (get details at www.freedomcenter.org )

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10:52 am
Wed June 18, 2014

RoeblingFest Set for This Saturday

This year's 10th annual RoeblingFest takes place in Covington on Saturday, June 21. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked spokesperson Nancy Wood, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, how the event got its start.  

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Earth Calendar for June 18th and June 19th

Globally, about 1,000 plants we depend on for food and products need to be pollinated by animals, including coffee, tasty snacks like melon, chocolate and almonds, and even tequila.

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Volunteers to Clean the Banks of the Ohio During Riversweep 2014

Volunteers from six states will be coming together along the banks of the Ohio River to combat pollution this Saturday during Riversweep 2014. Orsanco spokesperson Lisa Cochran says more than eighteen-thousand people turned out for last year’s event and collected seven-thousand tons of trash. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Cochran if they’re still looking for volunteers. (get more information at www.orsanco.org/river-sweep )

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News from WNKU
10:49 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Annual Paddlefest Coming to Ohio River Next Weekend

The 13th annual Ohio River Paddlefest takes place this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with founder and chair Brewster Rhoads, who says it has become the largest paddling event in the nation.  

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Earth Calendar for June 16th and June 17th

Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from the Clermont County banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries during the 25th annual Ohio River Sweep June 20th and June 21st. 

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Cincinnati ToolBank to Host 1st Annual "Banking on Our Community" Event

Volunteers from the Cincinnati Community Toolbank will be partnering with people from local financial institutions to work on projects throughout the city on June 27th. Spokesman Doug Brauch talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what they hope to accomplish. (get more information at www.cincinnati.toolbank.org )

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