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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courtesy of Ellery

Cincinnati singer-songwriter Tasha Golden has published a book of poems with photos by Michael Wilson. She and her husband Justin make up the band Ellery. May 1st at Hoffner Lodge in Northside ,Tasha will read from the poetry collection, Once You Had hands. She says a lot of the poetry in the book deals with domestic violence.

Along with the book launch Ellery will perform for an evening of fun and eclectic entertainment.

Cheri Lawson

A unique Good Friday tradition in Cincinnati brings thousands of people from different denominations to the steps leading to Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish Church high atop Mt. Adams

 "Praying the Steps" has been going on over 150 years.old. For some people the ritual recalls Christ's journey to Calvary.

Courtesy Liz Wells

A Northern Kentucky couple was shocked to discover they were having triplets. They were even more surprised to find out the babies are identical. According to doctors birthing identical triplets without fertility treatments is like winning the lottery.

On the kitchen table in their Northern Kentucky home, 5-month-old Carson, Ayden and Liam Jarboe are lined up in bumbo seats.  Mom Liz Wells makes sure each baby gets a full spoonful of mashed chicken and peas with oatmeal.

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The December death of a 17-year-old transgender teen continues to spark conversation and to bring forward organizations offering support.
WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission held a Twitter Town Hall to help end violence against the transgender community.

Cheri Lawson

The nation’s highest court says it will decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the U.S. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports a ruling is expected by early this summer.

In November, a federal panel in Cincinnati  upheld  bans on same-sex marriage in four states  -- Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.

 The Supreme Court justices will review that ruling in April and a decision is expected by late June. 

Laura Landenwich, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the Kentucky case, says this is a big day.

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