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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Inventors Can See Their Ideas Come to Life at the Cincinnati Public Library Makerspace

The Cincinnati Public Library is offering a new space where people with creative minds can see their ideas come to life. Spokesperson Ella Mulford-Chinn says they have a variety of new technologies available, including 3-D printers and multi-media editing software. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Chinn why they decided to dedicate part of the library to inventors and visionaries. (Get more information at www.cincinnatipubliclibrary.org/news/2015/makerspace.html )

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6:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

CINSAM to Host First Lego League State Championship at NKU on February 7th

Forty-seven teams comprised of middle school students will be coming to NKU to compete in the Kentucky First Lego League State Championship on Saturday February 7th . The event is being hosted by the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics, known as CINSAM. Spokesman John Farrar visited the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about what people can see at the competition.

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Cincinnati Cyclones to Host "Frozen 5K" to Benefit Pink Ribbon Girls

The Cincinnati Cyclones will be hosting their annual Frozen 5K on January 31st. Spokesman Nick Brunker says the proceeds from the event will go to the Pink Ribbon Girls to help fight breast cancer. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Brunker how the club got involved with this particular charity. (Get registration information at https://cyclones.cincyregister.com/5k )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Poll Shows That Most Kentuckians Favor Excise Tax for E-Cigarettes

According to information released by Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, more than half of the adults polled are in favor of placing an excise tax on E-Cigarettes, so they would be taxed at the same rate as traditional tobacco products. Megan Folkerth, spokesperson for Interact for Health says that currently E-Cigarettes are only subject to sales tax. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Folkerth why she thinks people are in favor of a new tax. (Get more information at www.interactforhealth.org )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Ohio Developmental Services Agency Offers Energy Assistance Programs

The Ohio Developmental Services Agency is offering assistance for people who are having difficulty managing their energy bills. Spokesperson Penny Martin says they have several programs available to help people get through the winter months. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Martin to explain the Winter Crisis Program. (Get more information at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

"Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature" to Open Saturday at the Krohn Conservatory

The Krohn Conservatory Spring show, “Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature” will harmonize design principles influenced by nature. Conservatory spokesperson Andrea Schepmann says it’s never too early to start gathering ideas for your garden. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Schepmann to describe the inspiration for the exhibit.(Get more information at http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/index.php/krohn/10-krohn/529-2015-spring-show-falling-water-garden )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Ready for Phase 2 of Industrial Hemp Program

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is moving forward with its Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. Coordinator Adam Watson says phase one of the project yielded positive results despite some initial delays. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Watson about why the seeds were held up by the DEA. (Get more information at www.kyagr.com/hemp )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Ohio Means Jobs Website Adds Career Exploration Tool for K-12 Students

State officials are adding a student section to their Ohio Means jobs website, in hopes that it will push K-12 grade students to think more, and earlier about career exploration. Carolyn George, Ohio Department of Education Career Connections Administrator says the intent is to help kids understand the links between their lessons and their future careers. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. George how the new tool works. (Get more information at https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/seeker.aspx )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Ohio Native Thomas Edison to be Honored in Statuary Hall in Washington DC

The white marble statue of William Allen (left) will be replaced with a bronze of Edison. The statue will join a marble statue of President James Garfield in Statuary Hall.

A bronze statue of Thomas Edison is being created in Ohio that will appear in Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. to represent the buckeye state. Douglass McDonald, CEO of the Cincinnati Museum Center and Ohio Statuary Hall commission member says it will replace the likeness of former Governor William Allen in the capitol. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked McDonald why they decided to make the change. (Get more information at www.ohiostatuaryhall.org

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6:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Baby Kamina Hopes to Find Surrogate Mom at the Columbus Zoo

Kamina, the baby gorilla that came to Cincinnati after her mother at the Oklahoma Zoo rejected her, is adjusting to life in Columbus. Ron Evans, primate keeper at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, says the she was successfully “gorillafied” by the staff, but in the end she was rejected by two females there. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Evans what the plan is now that she’s at the Columbus Zoo. (Get details or find updates at www.cincinnatizoo.org )

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