The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory will be receiving a grant for $167,000 from the National Institute for Justice. Ken Betz, director of the lab, says that to date 20% of the cases investigated have been resolved and of those 40% have resulted in an arrest or indictment. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked director Betz what they will do with the money. (Get more information at www.mcohio.org/government/mvrcl/ )
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting a presentation by Nicholas Wolpe, the CEO of “Liliesleaf”, one of South Africa's foremost, award-winning heritage sites where the journey to democracy is honored. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. Wolpe what he will be talking about on Sunday October 19th. (Get more information at www.freedomcenter.org )
Author Mark Bailey and Illustrator Edward Hemingway are releasing their latest book titled, “Of all the Gin Joints…Stumbling Through Hollywood History”. Bailey says it’s the sequel to “Hemingway and Bailey’s Bartending Guide to American Writers” which is an homage to the golden age of the cocktail. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to the pair and asked Bailey why they decided to focus on Hollywood. (Get more information at http://www.markbaileywriter.com/#books )
One of the most iconic American products has been made for decades in the small town of Jackson Center in Shelby County, about 50 miles north of Dayton, Ohio. Business for the company that makes Airstream trailers is so good that the factory is undergoing a nearly $6 million expansion. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked CEO Bob Wheeler about the history of the company.