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 )
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.
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 )
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/ )
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 )
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.
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 )