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 )
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.
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 )
Clean out your closets, donate to Dress for Success Cincinnati, help other women gain employment and journey towards self-sufficiency! Dress for Success Cincinnati supports disadvantaged women with interview attire and job readiness skills.
Indiana University’s Dr. Laura bates will be discussing her new book, “Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard” tomorrow at the Kenton County Public Library. The book focuses on her experiences teaching inmates at super-max prisons. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Dr. Bates how she became interested in teaching Shakespeare behind bars.
More than 32 acres along Covington’s riverfront are targeted to be transformed into a “waterfront promenade” as part of the regional Riverfront Commons project. City spokesperson Larisa Sims says the plan will revitalize about a mile and a quarter of riverside property in an effort to provide recreational facilities and stabilize the flood plain. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Sims what people can expect to see when the project is complete. ( get more information at www.covingtonky.gov )
The Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin for a system that tracks passenger traffic through the airport. It uses a technology called BlipTrack. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked CVG Spokesperson Melissa Wideman how it works.