" Cincinnati, Ohio" – Students at Dohn Community High School are putting in longer days this year, thanks to a program that combines physical activity, homework study sessions, and good nutrition. Principal Ramone Davenport says the kids were skeptical at first, but they're starting to enjoy the program. Davenport talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley how things are going after the first month. (get more information at www.dohnschool.org ).
Highland Heights, Kentucky – For the past three years, the Findlay Market Corporation has been quietly building and operating an urban farmers program in Cincinnati. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Karen Kahle, the Findlay Market executive in charge of the program.
Cincinnati, OH – President Obama was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in Cincinnati when he came to town to promote his proposed jobs plan. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports the President spoke at the Hilltop Basic Resources Concrete Company with the Brent Spence Bridge as a backdrop.
Highland Heights, KY – In Bellevue, Kentucky on Fairfield Avenue, the main street that parallels the Ohio River, is a store that's been satisfying the sweet tooth of many for seven decades. Schneider's Sweet Shop is a local landmark. In a Postcard from Bellevue, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked owner Jack Schneider how the family-owned business got its start.
" Cincinnati, Ohio" – Students at the University of Cincinnati will have a new way to get around town this year. A new service called Zipcar, offers members short term car rentals for as little as seven dollars an hour. Spokesman Greg Winter says the program is catching on in cities, and on campuses across the country. He explained how it works to WNKU's Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.zipcar.com )
Highland Heights, KY – The Cincinnati Public Schools is suing the city of Cincinnati. District Superintendent Mary Ronan says the city used its influence to get a retroactive state tax exemption for itself...an exemption that, she says, deprives the school system of badly-needed property tax revenue from the Duke Energy Convention Center. Ronan talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.
" Highland Heights, Ky." – The Betts House on Cincinnati's west side is hosting a new exhibit that explores the "New Madrid Earthquakes" that rocked the entire Ohio Valley in 1811 and 1812. Executive Director Julie Carpenter talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about what people will experience at the exhibit. ( get more information about the exhibit and museum hours at http://www.bettshouse.org/Exhibits.html#UPCOMING_EXHIBITS )
"Highland Heights, Ky." – National Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated across the Tri-State. Leo Calderone, Director of Latino Student Affairs at NKU, says it's a good time to recognize the contributions of the Hispanic population to our community. Calderone stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to our own Matt Kelley about why it's important, and what events are in store on campus. (get more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month events at NKU at http://latino.nku.edu/events.php )
" Frankfort, Ky." – The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is launching a new initiative called "Project Graduate" to encourage people who dropped out of college, to complete their degrees. Spokesperson Sue Patrick says most "near completers" just need the right incentive to return to the classroom. Patrick explained how the program works to WNKU s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.knowhow2goky.org )