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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Regional News
11:33 am
Sat February 9, 2013

A New High-Tech Solution Is Intended To make Chores Fun

Parents who struggle to get their kids to help around the house can now turn to a high-tech solution. The new application, developed by 2 guys from Cincinnati, runs on mobile devices and online.


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Regional News
11:05 am
Sat February 9, 2013

80 Year Old Local Author Talks About Growing Young

At age 80 Betty Finney is riding a bike and zip lining .She teaches how to maintain health and have a new approach to life .

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Regional News
2:31 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

After Nearly 15 Years Legendary Monday Salsa Night Moves to Friday

Nicholas Radina, musician

After nearly 15 years, Tropicoso, Cincinnati’s premier Latin dance band and the  Mad Frog, home of the Monday Salsa Night, will commemorate their partnership with a celebration .The event, held January 28th, will feature live music, and of course, non-stop dancing.

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Regional News
5:32 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Getting Organized Can Be Emotional Trip

The start of a new year can be a great time to get organized. The weather is dreary, decorations are put away but papers are still in a pile on a desk or table and the closet may have clothes in it you haven’t worn in years.

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Regional News
5:16 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Healthy Eating Requires Effort and Balance Says Registered Dietician

Eating healthy in the new year is a goal that is often set, but not always followed. Whether you’re interested in losing weight or just feeling better there are guidelines that can help.

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Regional News
4:48 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Talking With Aging Parents About Making Changes

Laurie Petrie, communication director for Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio

Talking with aging parents about making changes is necessary but not always easy. Sometimes families  choose the holidays to have that discussion because members are in town.

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Around the Nation
11:01 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Helping The Disabled, 'I Get To Be Santa All Year'

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 3:04 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Being disabled does not have to be a disadvantage. That's the old saying, anyway, and some people in Cincinnati want to live up to it. Their group is called May We Help. Handymen, technicians and engineers volunteer to make devices that help people with disabilities do things that others take for granted. Cheri Lawson of member station WNKU introduces us to one of the members.

CHERI LAWSON, BYLINE: Bill Sand loves to spend time in his basement. He calls it his man cave, but there's no big screen TV, sound system or beer cooler here.

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Regional News
7:07 am
Sun December 2, 2012

The Life of Legendary Singer-Songwriter Hank Williams Portrayed at Cincy Playhouse

Peter Oyloe as Hank Williams
Cincinnati Playhouse

The roots of Singer -Songwriter Hank Williams’ music is being presented in the play, HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY during Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Shelterhouse Season .
The show features a portrait of the cowboy considered one of the most influential country artists of all time. More than 20 of the singer’s songs are featured.

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Regional News
12:38 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Cincinnati's Annual Tree Lighting On Fountain Square is One Bright Spot to Start the Holiday

photo courtesy of My Fountain Square

Friday, November 23rd the Holiday season gets started in Cincinnati with festivities and a tree lighting on Fountain Square.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with Northern Kentucky University grad and WLWT news anchor Sheree Paolello who will co-host the event.

  festivities scheduled 6-8 p.m. 

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Regional News
7:45 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving on Back Burner for Some Families Rebuilding after spring tornado

Peggy Ohmer, Tami and Bob Beatty share photos of tornado damage

While the nation’s focus is on victims of Super Storm Sandy on the East Coast, some families who survived the tornadoes of 8 months ago in Ohio and Kentucky are putting Thanksgiving on the back burner.

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