Matt Kelley – It seems that everyday we hear about troubled teens and the challenges young adults face in today's world. But more than fifty schools in Ohio and Northern Kentucky are using Service Learning Programs to get kids involved in their communities and learn from the experience. Steve Elliot of the Mayerson Foundation trains teachers how to implement programs in their schools. WNKU's Matt Kelley talked to Elliot about how the program works. (find out more at www.mayersonfoundation.org )
"Cincinnati, Ohio" – Dozens of attractions around the Tri-State have been suffering through the difficult economy with lagging sales and attendance figures. But, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center actually set a new record for a single exhibition and is planning to expand its outreach in 2011. Spokesman Richard Cooper talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about 2010, and what's in store for next year. (get more info at www.nurfc.org )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – If you've ever wondered where your donation to United Way actually goes, here's part of the answer. The United Way of Greater Cincinnati is distributing more than $413,000 in Newport and Covington, as well as in Campbell, Kenton and Grant Counties. The funding will support regional strategies designed to help young children prepare for kindergarten. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with United Way's Amy Neal, the Manager of the "Success by Six" program in Northern Kentucky.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Like many in the Cincinnati area, Cynthia Beischel remembers with fondness Virginia Bakery, which stood for decades near the corner of Ludlow and Clifton Avenues. Beischel loved the bakery so much, she decided to write a history of it. The book is entitled "Virginia Bakery Remembered". It includes more than 70 of the bakery's original recipes. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Beischel how and when the Thie family started Virginia Bakery.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – FINRA is the financial industry's regulatory authority. Recently, FINRA's Investor Education Foundation compiled what it calls the nation's first state-by-state financial capability survey. It finds that Kentucky is one of two states with the lowest levels of financial capability in the nation. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked John Gannon, the foundation's president, to explain what's meant by "financial capability".