In case you missed it, the incredible Yonder Mountain String Band visited WNKU's Studio. Gary Keegan was able to squeeze in the ever-popular question, "You got hit by a car..?" Keegan also got in some other great questions with this fun, music-loving group of people and not to mention hear some great tunes.
Here at The Salt, we've taken note of the all-too-common habit of letting food rot in the fridge. Food waste can cost hundreds of dollars a year, and once it arrives at a landfill to decompose, it turns into a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. And that makes us feel guilty.
Now some home appliance companies are banking on the hope that some consumers will turn over their food waste worries to a computer inside their fridge.
Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. the Main Public Library in downtown Cincinnati will present a free lecture by Erik Larson, a historian who has authored several New York Times bestselling books. His latest work is called "In the Garden of Beasts". The title refers to the Berlin park known as the Tiergarten. The story begins in 1933, just months after Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany. Larson talked about his lecture with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.
Saying that the rules would "make sure that fracturing operations conducted on public and Indian lands follow common-sense industry best practices," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this morning issued proposed regulations that would:
-- Require "public disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations on federal lands."
-- Ensure that "wells used in fracturing operations [on public lands] meet appropriate construction standards."
-- Require operators to "put in place appropriate plans for managing flowback waters from fracturing operations."
The 138th annual running of the Kentucky Derby happens this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville. To find out about the history of the Run for the Roses, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Wendy Treinen, the Director of Communications for the Kentucky Derby Museum. She says the derby began in 1875.
The bake sale, a staple of school fundraising for generations, is getting squeezed. The epidemic of childhood obesity is leading some districts to restrict the kinds of foods sold or to ban the sales altogether, Bloomberg Businessweek's Stephanie Armour explained on Friday's Morning Edition.
The Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities enables Mill Creek communities to protect and enhance the value of the Mill Creek, its tributaries and watershed. Through collaborative action, the Council strives to make the Mill Creek area a more desirable place to live, work and play. On Friday, May 18th, the Council welcomes people of all ages to tour the Upper Mill Creek Watershed. Participants will be led on a journey through various Upper Mill Creek neighborhoods wile discussing projects, goals, and future endeavors.