" highland Heights, Ky." – Tori McClure is the first woman and the first American to cross the geographic South Pole, but that just one in of a long list of adventures. Her recently released book A Pearl in the Storm, chronicles her solo rowing expedition across the Atlantic Ocean, and it's the One Book One Community choice of the year in Kentucky. WNKU's Matt Kelly caught up with McClure to ask why she decided to make the trip...(Get more information and schedules at www.nkyonebook.org )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – This year is better than last year; and next year will be better than this year for the local and regional economies. That's the view of Janet Harrah, the Senior Director of Northern Kentucky University's Center for Economic Analysis and Development. Harrah spoke at a 2011 Regional Economic Outlook forum this week. She told WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that economic development in the Tristate will be slow and marginal.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – In the next 20 years the world will be dealing with several billion new consumers. That's what David Calhoun, the CEO of the consumer research firm The Nielsen Company, told a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber luncheon this week. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.
Highland Heights, Ky. – "Rock of Ages" is playing at the Aronoff now through November 7th. It's a rock musical salute to the rock of the 80's. Although, in talking with Production Stage Manager (and Cincinnati native) Ken Davis and one of the show's stars Mig Ayesa, Craig Kopp found it's more like an "arena" rock musical
"Cincinnati, Ohio" – Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases a person can get. But what do you do if your dog is diagnosed with it? Four Paws, One Cause is encouraging people to take part in their two-million dog walk to promote awareness of canine cancer and raise money for research. Area coordinator Patty Gartman talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about the local walk and canine cancer. (get registration information at www.2milliondogs.org )
Highland Heights, Ky. – Michael Franti and Spearhead played the Madison recently. But before the show, Franti stopped by WNKU for a little preview. And the singer-songwriter talked with our John Patrick about his wide variety of interests .
Highland Heights, Ky. – Chuck Prophet played the Southgate House recently and before that gig he stopped by WNKU to play a little and talk with Craig Kopp about all sorts of things - including Chuck's recent Facebook revelation that he can't find his keys
Highland Heights, Ky. – Jimmie Vaughn is credited - along with his late brother Stevie Ray - of reigniting the blues scene in Austin Texas. Jimmie went on to form the Fabulous Thunderbirds and has a new blues C-D called "Blues, Ballads and Favorites." Before a Cincinnati appearance at the Southgate House, Vaughn told WNKU's Craig Kopp he's doing the same thing now that he did when he came to Austin in the 60's playing the music he likes