Former Bengal and Colt tight-end Ben Utecht will be returning to the queen city on August first, but this time he won’t playing football; he’ll be on stage singing as part of Jim Brickman’s Under the Stars concert. WNKU’s matt Kelley talked to Utecht about how he became involved in music after his career in the NFL. (get more information about the concert at www.riverbend.org )
Picking Up The Pieces is an ongoing effort to improve our communities. This is a campaign encouraging participants to make the attempt to pick up three pieces of litter every day-anyplace, anytime and anywhere!
Dayton's 29th annual Blues Festival takes place this Sunday afternoon and evening in the heart of the city's downtown. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Lamont Hall Jr., Events Coordinator for Dayton's Recreation Youth Services, how the event got started.
The Krohn conservatory will be hosting two free seminars this Saturday July 19th between noon and three o’clock. Spokesman Mark House says the “Urban Gardening” and “Edible Flowers” presentations will teach people how to grow food in small spaces and explore non-traditional foods people can grow anywhere. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. House how the events fit in with their new summer show “The Edible Landscape”. (get more information at www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn )
A $2.3 million gift from the James and Joan Gardner Family Foundation will add another distinctive area to Cincinnati's Smale Riverfront Park. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Parks Director Willie Carden about the new area west of the Roebling Suspension Bridge.
The Northern Kentucky Forum will be hosting a panel discussion focusing on how to improve local government. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Forum spokesperson Sharmili Reddy what they hope to accomplish through the conversation this evening. ( get more information at www.nkyforum.org )
Anyone who went down to Bunbury Music Festival on Cincinnati's riverfront this past weekend knows that a lot of work must have gone into setting up those six (count 'em...six) stages, dozens of vendor booths, beer trucks, tents and trailers, fencing, and everything else you wouldn't normally find at Sawyer Point or Yeatman's Cove on a typical weekend. In fact, so much went into the set up for Bunbury, that the organizers decided they really didn't want to take it all back down after just three days. So, what do they do? Simple. P
Tender Mercies will continue its celebration of the flavors and sounds of Over-the Rhine at the second annual Taste of O-T-R on July 26th. The event will help raise money to support homeless and mentally ill people from the area. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Tender Mercies spokesperson Jackie Baumgartner what will be new this year. (get details at www.tendermerciesinc.org )