The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education is inviting prospective students to take part in an online event called “Transfer Madness” on March 6th. Council President Bob King says it’s a great way for students to begin planning the transition to 25 participating four-year Universities. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to King about the details of the event. (find out more about “Transfer Madness at www.transfermadness.org )
Queen City Glass Arts is inviting the public to a special glassblowing event in celebration of the Interfaith Hospitality Network on Friday night. Spokesperson Amy Wheeler says “Friday Night Blows” is an opportunity for artists to get to know the community and give something back at the same time. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked with Wheeler about what people will see.
The Hamilton County Parks District is giving people a chance to learn what they need to know to make it through winter in the wild. The Wilderness Skills: Winter Challenge takes place next weekend at the Winton Woods Adventure Outpost. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Outpost spokesman Rick Wheeler about what they’ll be teaching people about cold weather survival techniques. (get more information at www.greatparks.org )
Hogan’s Port City Café and Pub in Portsmouth is preparing to donate $950.00 to the Shawnee State University Development fund. Owner John Hogan says the money comes from proceeds raised during the 2nd Annual “Burns Supper”, honoring the Scottish Poet Robert Burns. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Hogan about why he chose to honor the “Bard” of Scotland at an Irish pub
People will be seeing red today across the country; not because they’re angry, but because today the American Heart Association is encouraging people to participate in National “Wear Red Day” to raise awareness about women’s cardiovascular disease. Lori Fovel spokesperson for the AHA Cincinnati chapter, explained the campaign to WNKU’s Matt Kelley.
The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook is bringing safety in public places such as offices, malls and schools into mainstream conversations. In response, Doctors Cheryl Jonson and Melissa Moon from the NKU Criminal Justice Department are partnering with NKU Police Chief Jason Willis to offer ALICE training to faculty staff, and some students. Doctors Jonson and Moon stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about why people need to change the way they think about safety.
The most recent Kentucky Health Issues poll is revealing startling statistics on prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth and Southwestern Ohio. Ann Barnum, spokesperson for the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati says despite regulations the problem is reaching epidemic proportions.
Local author Andrea Cheng is celebrating another successful children’s book. She’s been writing and illustrating her works for more than a decade, but her most recent story about an enslaved artist is winning her national acclaim.