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6:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Washington Football Team Loses Federal Trademark Registration

The Washington Redskins are plotting their next move after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the registration of the football team last week. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked John Schlipp, spokesman for the Intellectual Property Awareness center at NKU’s Steely Library to explain what the cancellation means. ( get more information about the Intellectual Property Awareness Center at NKU at http://ipac.nku.edu )

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Earth Calendar
10:30 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Earth Calendar for June 23rd and June 24th

Summer is the season to be outside. Warm weather compels us to run, swim, hike and ride, and the long hours of sunlight provide ample time to enjoy this most active of seasons. Summer is also prime time for thunderstorms, which produce lightning, among other potentially dangerous hazards. 

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Good Works Farm to Help Ease the housing Crisis for Adults with Autism

Adults with autism in the U.S. are facing a housing shortage that is nearly at crisis proportions. Good Works Farm Executive Director Nancy Bernotaitis says that most adults with autism live with family members, but would prefer an independent living situation. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Bernotaitis what’s being done to alleviate the situation. (get more information at www.goodworksfarm.org )

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News from WNKU
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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News from WNKU
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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News from WNKU
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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News from WNKU
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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