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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Cincinnati native Django Kroner spent hours climbing trees when he was growing up. When he moved to Kentucky’s Red River Gorge to pursue another passion, rock climbing, he built a treehouse and lived in it for three years.( from 2010-2013) 

courtesy Michell Maurer

Breastfeeding or bottle feeding: it’s a personal choice. Cincinnati native and author of Baby Milk, Michelle Maurer says ‘It's not a question of whether breast milk is best, but of whether breastfeeding is the best choice in your personal situation. I feel grateful that breastfeeding worked out so well for us!  WNKU wishes every Mom…Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!

courtesy Nicholas Radina

One of Cincinnati’s biggest dance parties kicks off this week. Every Thursday from May 7th through September 18th  hundreds of people enjoy  Salsa on the Square . Live bands, dance instructors ,as well as food and drink are available to the crowd of dancers and non-dancers alike at Fountain Square. WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with co-founder and organizer Nicholas Radina and  Salsannati dance instructors Ivana Adler and Frederic Angus.

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.