" Cincinnati, Ohio" – Have you ever had a crazy dream, but no idea how to make it come true? That's just what happened to Forrest Thomer, but he's not just working on his own wish, he's helping others make their dreams come true too. When a friend asked about his life dream and he blurted out "to dance with Ellen DeGeneres" human puppet dot com was born. Thomer told WNKU's Matt Kelley everyone has a crazy dream, with determination they can become reality. ( get more info at www.humanpuppet.com )
" Highland Heights, Ky." – Northern Kentucky University is giving people a chance to get a better understanding of what veterans experience both in war, and after they return home. Carrie Gibson and Tony Curry wrote, and star in "Into the Fire". It's a play about returning vets with disabilities and combat related trauma as they reintegrate into society. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Carrie Gibson how the idea came about. ( More information is available at www.nku.edu )
Highland Heights, KY – It's time for this week's green tip. You can check them out at keepcincinnatibeautiful.org. Today Keep Cincinnati Beautiful's Sadie Ferguson is out to conserve water by getting us to get a barrel.
Highland Heights, KY – When you think of an orchestra of string instruments you might expect the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky or Beethoven. But the Northern Kentucky Youth Sinfonia is jazzing up it's performance. WNKU's Cheri Lawson has the story.
Highland Heights, KY – The 5-year old Music Now festival was held at Memorial Hall featuring the likes of Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, Justin Vernon and many more. Music Now was the brainchild of Bryce Dessner of "The National." WNKU News caught up with the Cincinnati native in his New York apartment to talk about what inspired Music Now.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is opening an exhibition on the 1990 Reds. That team went wire-to-wire in first place and surprised nearly everyone by sweeping the talent-laden Oakland Athletics in the World Series. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg toured the exhibits with Rick Walls, Executive Director of the museum.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Former Channel 9 I Team reporter Laure Quinlivan is the first career television journalist to be elected to Cincinnati City Council. Now that she has been in office for several months, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked her about the differences between her old job and her new one.