Cheri Lawson

Host and Reporter

 Cheri is a broadcast producer, anchor, reporter, announcer and talk show host with over 25 years of experience. For three years, she was the local host of Morning Edition on WMUB-FM at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Cheri produced and hosted local talk shows and news stories for the station for nine years. Prior to that, she produced and co-hosted a local talk show on WVXU, Cincinnati for nearly 15 years. Cheri has won numerous awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Ohio and Kentucky Associated Press, and both the Cincinnati and Ohio chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists.

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Joe Mitchell: From a musical standpoint no one’s really doing what we’re doing

Joe Mitchell and his Indie rock band the Mitchells along with Cincinnati’s world-renowned chamber orchestra Concert: Nova have collaborated on an adaptation of Austrian composer Franz Schubert’s Die Schone Mullerin and Winterreise.

 Mitchell says the collaboration is unique but different than a rock band like Metallica playing with the Boston Philharmonic which has been done .

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There was a time, not long ago, when the topper on a wedding cake was a bride in a white dress and a groom in a tux. But marriage has evolved and gender is no longer a defining attribute.Society’s increasing acceptance of gays and lesbians and the Supreme Court ruling in June that legalized same-sex marriage have focused attention on sexual orientation.When men and women who have been in heterosexual marriages come “out of the closet,” WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports, the partners they leave behind often find themselves wondering where to turn.

courtesy Rowan County Court

Update: NPR's Eyder Peralta reports the first couple Friday who applied for a marriage license in Rowan County did get the license.

A Kentucky County clerk who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the legalization of same-sex marriage is in jail.

Federal Judge David Bunning Thursday found Rowan County clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court. Davis defied multiple court orders to provide marriage licenses based on her religious beliefs in opposition to same-sex marriage.

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You can feel the vibrations in your whole body and it’s just exhilarating. It was amazing. It’s a whole sensory experience.

Julie Manring of Cleveland, Ohio last year joined thousands of residents of Cincinnati and northern Kentucky to mark the unofficial end of summer with a bang . 

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We sing in bars and breweries and parks and invite people who maybe wouldn’t normally come to a choir concert to be exposed to great choral music and have a beer while they’re doing it.

KellyAnn Nelson is artistic director of the Young Professionals’ Choral Collective. The Cincinnati-based group she started with hubby Christopher Eanes (artisitic director of the Cincinnati Boy Choir) is kicking off its fourth season.