Highland HEights, Ky. – The Broadway musical version of the hit Mel Brooks film "Young Frankenstein is playing at Proctor and Gamble hall at the Aronoff Center and Dr. Frankenstein (fronkensteen) - played by Christopher Ryan - and the monster himself - played by CCM Grad Preston Sherman Boyd --- stopped by the WNKU studio to talk with Craig Kopp
Cincinnati,OH – Rita Dove was Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995. At age 40 she was the youngest and first African American poet laureate. In 1987 she won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection, "Thomas and Beulah".
Dove was Born in Akron, Ohio and is a graduate of Miami University and the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop.
"Cincinnati, Ohio" – The holidays are right around the corner, and 3CDC is planning a week-long schedule of events on Fountain Square to help get you in the spirit. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked 3CDC's Christy Samad when the festivities begin. (get more information and schedules at www.3cdc.org )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Welcome House in Covington is Northern Kentucky's only homeless shelter for women and girls. It has been providing much-needed services since 1982; but now the agency is going through some tough financial times that have officials there concerned about the future of the facility. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the situation with Executive Director Linda Young.
Highland Heights, Ky. – Loudon Wainwright III appears at the 20th Century Theater this week. WNKU's Craig Kopp talked recently with Loudon about his long songwriting career and his latest work - "Ten Songs for the New Depression"
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Dean Regas, the Outreach Astronomer at the Cincinnati Observatory, will be guest-hosting the long-time PBS TV show "Stargazer". The program is syndicated on public TV stations in 80 U.S. cities. It's believed to be the world's only weekly series on naked-eye astronomy. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Regas how this hosting opportunity came about.
Highland Heights, Ky. – Chuck Garvey, Al Schnier and Rob Derhak are usually in a band called "Moe." But when they played the Southgate House recently, they were playing under the name "Disgrace." When they stopped by WNKU to visit with Craig Kopp it was clear "Disgrace" is a way for the boys from "Moe" to give their fans a new experience - all acoustic music