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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Ohio State Fire Marshal Encourages People to Know the Law About Fireworks for the 4th

Kiosks and roadside vendors are popping up to sell fireworks across much of the country this week. With that in mind, officials from the division of the State Fire Marshal in Ohio are asking people to make themselves aware of the law regarding buying and discharging fireworks. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Jeff Leaming what people can legally purchase and use in the state this year. ( get more information at www.com.ohio.gov/fire )

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6:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Painted Dog Valley at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is Open

Painted dog Valley is now open at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. The exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in the African Savannah. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked zoo spokesman Bob Lessnau to describe what visitors will see at the new feature. (get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )

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6:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Historic New Richmond to Host Ohio Chautauqua

Historic New Richmond will be hosting Ohio Chautauqua next week as part of their bicentennial celebration. Spokesman Greg Roberts says the group brings history to life through first-person interpretation. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Roberts to describe what people will experience. ( get details about Ohio Chautauqua performances in Historic New Richmond at www.historicnr.org )

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6:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Good Works Farm to Help Ease the housing Crisis for Adults with Autism

Adults with autism in the U.S. are facing a housing shortage that is nearly at crisis proportions. Good Works Farm Executive Director Nancy Bernotaitis says that most adults with autism live with family members, but would prefer an independent living situation. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Bernotaitis what’s being done to alleviate the situation. (get more information at www.goodworksfarm.org )

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6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Paddlefest Activities Begin with Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island This Morning

Paddlefest activities will begin this morning at nine-thirty with the Kids Outdoor Adventure Expo at Coney Island. Great Parks of Hamilton County will be just one of several exhibitors providing activities designed to entertain and educate children. Great Parks spokesperson Kim Whitton talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what kids can expect to find at the expo. (get details at http://www.ohioriverpaddlefest.org/kids-outdoor-adventure-expo/ )

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6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Hold June-teenth Celebration Tonight

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting a special presentation celebrating “June-teenth”. Spokesman Christopher Miller says the date is significant because on June 19th 1865 the last slaves in the country were finally freed; two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed. Miller talked to WNKU’s matt Kelley about why it’s important to commemorate that day. (get details at www.freedomcenter.org )

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6:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Volunteers to Clean the Banks of the Ohio During Riversweep 2014

Volunteers from six states will be coming together along the banks of the Ohio River to combat pollution this Saturday during Riversweep 2014. Orsanco spokesperson Lisa Cochran says more than eighteen-thousand people turned out for last year’s event and collected seven-thousand tons of trash. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Cochran if they’re still looking for volunteers. (get more information at www.orsanco.org/river-sweep )

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6:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Cincinnati ToolBank to Host 1st Annual "Banking on Our Community" Event

Volunteers from the Cincinnati Community Toolbank will be partnering with people from local financial institutions to work on projects throughout the city on June 27th. Spokesman Doug Brauch talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what they hope to accomplish. (get more information at www.cincinnati.toolbank.org )

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6:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Indiana University Professor Teaches Shakespeare to Inmates

Indiana University’s Dr. Laura bates will be discussing her new book, “Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary with the Bard” tomorrow at the Kenton County Public Library. The book focuses on her experiences teaching inmates at super-max prisons. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Dr. Bates how she became interested in teaching Shakespeare behind bars.

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11:00 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Covington Moves Forward with Riverfront Redevelopment Plan

More than 32 acres along Covington’s riverfront are targeted to be transformed into a “waterfront promenade” as part of the regional Riverfront Commons project. City spokesperson Larisa Sims says the plan will revitalize about a mile and a quarter of riverside property in an effort to provide recreational facilities and stabilize the flood plain. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Sims what people can expect to see when the project is complete. ( get more information at www.covingtonky.gov )

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