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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"It’s a pretty big deal. There are 30 major league clubs and we are the one that’s hosting this All-Star Game this year." 

12- time All -Star Barry Larkin was a shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds between 1986 and 2004. The Cincinnati native says it’s an honor this game is being hosted in his home town.

Larkin: It kind of touches at your heart. Like this is where I’m from. These are my fans and this is my stadium. You know it becomes a very personal thing at that point.

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Melanie Chavez: This city is going to be a non-stop party for 5 days. 

Melanie Chavez is one of the co-chairs of the committee collaborating with the Cincinnati Reds and the Convention and Visitors bureau to get Cincinnati ready for Major League Baseball’s 2015 All -Star Game.

courtesy Northside 4th of July Parade

This week Americans will celebrate Independence Day. People around the country will line parade routes ,watch fireworks and have picnics. One Cincinnati neighborhood’s tradition has evolved into a one of a kind event.

WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports the crowd can expect an eclectic mix of entries for the Northside 4th of July Parade.

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The week long Cincinnati Pride celebration continues. June 27th thousands are expected for a Cincy Pride parade and festival.

Shawn Baker: It’s the fourth largest event in the entire city of Cincinnati according to the Cincinnati Police department.

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Lindsey Deaton: I am absolutely Dad. Dad, father, she ,her, hers . And so my dad, she, my father she or her is how my kids call me.

Lindsey Deaton came out as a transgender female a little more than two years ago. She’s been married to Joan for 35 years and they have two daughters in their twenties, Joci and Mary. Lindsey was assigned male at birth and for 56 years was known as Bruce.