"Highalnd Heights, Ky." – More than seventy recent college grads from across Kentucky will be working in area High Schools, to help students navigate their way through the application, admission, and financial aid processes. Kentucky Campus Compact Executive Director Gayle Hilleke says they'll be using grant money from AmeriCorps to initiate the project statewide. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Hilleke how the "College Coaches" will help. (get more information at http://kycompact.nku.edu/ )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Identity theft is a serious and growing problem; but there are some things that can be done to thwart would-be thieves. Alan Drusso is an executive in the Banking Services division of Cincinnati-based First Financial Bank. He tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that local consumers have some allies in state governments on both sides of the Ohio River.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Cincinnati Magazine's November cover story is about the 48 tastiest bakeries in neighborhoods on both sides of the Ohio River. It's the first time the magazine's staff has tackled the topic of where to find the best goodies to satisfy your sweet tooth. The bakeries are not ranked in order. Rather, they're defined by their specialties. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with the magazine's Deputy Editor, Amanda Boyd Walters.
"Highland Heights, Ky." – A group of NKU students is using what they learned in Bangladesh this summer to understand the inner-workings of the Grameen Bank micro-loan business. Dr. Shamima Ahmed, Interim Chair of the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about how banking on a small scale is having a big impact. (get more information at http://www.grameen-info.org/index.php?Itemid=164&task=blogsection&option=com_content&id=5 )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Union officials, a bi-partisan group of political leaders and GE Aviation employees rallied yesterday at the Evendale jet engine plant. Their mission was to show support for continued federal funding for GE's alternative engine for the Joint Strike Fighter. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.
"Cincinnati, Ohio" – It hardly seems that it was more than forty years ago the Beatles first visited Cincinnati. Hamilton County Auditor Dust Rhodes was a D-J at WSAI when the fab four took the rock and roll scene by storm. He told WNKU's Matt Kelley what it was like to be part of the group that brought them to Cincinnati, and why people want a marker on the site of the iconic station
" Highland Heights, Ky." – The Chase College of Law's Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic is now open for business. Director Sherry Porter says law students will provide free legal services to qualified applicants that may not otherwise be able to afford them. She told W-N-K-U's Matt Kelley, it's a win, win situation. (Get more information at http://chaselaw.nku.edu/centers/sbnlc/).
Cincinnati, Ohio" – The Obama Health Care package is good news for millions of uninsured Americans, but what can people do if their illness isn't a physical one? Charles Roberts of Compass Point Counseling Services was recently quoted in the Enquirer as saying "mental health care is the ugly stepchild of health care". WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Roberts to explain why this is a system-wide issue
Highland Heights, KY – In March 2009, a West Point graduate and Iraq veteran fluent in Arabic, made an announcement on national television that changed his life forever. Lieutenant Dan Choi announced that he is gay. One month after his announcement Lt.Choi was notified that the Army had begun discharge proceedings against him. WNKU's Cheri Lawson asked Lt.Choi how his decision to join the military was affected by the fact that he is gay.