Two Northern Kentucky University students are studying the history of Cincinnati’s dozens of public stairways… one step at a time. Seniors Shane Winslow and Andrew Behringer are writing a book on the topic, and its sparking a lot of interest. The pair stopped by the WNKU studios to talk with Matt Kelley about how they got the idea for the project…
Mothers Against Drunk Driving will be hosting its eight annual “Walk Like MADD” fundraiser at Harbin Park in Fairfield on Saturday October sixth. Southwest Ohio MADD spokesperson Andrea Rehkamp says the beginning of the holiday season is the perfect time to remind people about the dangers of drinking and driving. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Rehkamp about what people can expect to see at this year’s event. (get more information at www.walklikemadd.org/fairfield)
Mainstrasse Village in Covington may be best known for its annual Oktoberfest, but in just a few weeks visitors hoisting samples of Kentucky-made wine. Spokesperson Donna Kremer says she hopes this year’s Northern Kentucky Wine Festival will draw record crowds. Kremer talked WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what people can expect. (get more information at www.mainstrasse.org).
In response to growing demand for answers about the ownership of ideas and products, Northern Kentucky University recently opened its’ new Intellectual Property Awareness Center or IPAC at Steely Library. Spokesman John Schlipp says technological advances are making it harder for people to determine things, like who owns content posted on the internet. Schlipp stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about what the definition of intellectual property is. ( you can get more information about the IPAC at NKU at http://library.nku.edu)
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s “Project Saving Species” and the Gorilla Glue Company are teaming up for the second annual Go Bananas Challenge. Zoo Spokesman Thayne Maynard says the competition challenges school and community youth groups to “answer the call” and create campaigns to collect and recycle cell phones and help save gorillas.
People driving on William Howard Taft Road in Corryville will notice something new today. ProKids Cincinnati is unveiling a mural this afternoon that they hope will inspire people to become volunteers. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked spokesperson Tracy Cook to describe what people will see. ( get more information about becoming a volunteer at www.ProKids.orgor get a look at the photo gallery at www.Facebook.com/CorryvilleMural.)
Hispanic Heritage Month begins this Saturday and runs through October 15th. NKU Director of Latino Student Affairs Leo Calderone says there are a host of events scheduled on campus to celebrate the occasion. Calderone stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about what they have planned. ( get more information and a schedule of events at http://latino.nku.edu/)
NKU’s Six at Six Lecture series will open this fall at the Mercantile Library in downtown Cincinnati on September 19th. Chase Law Professor John Bickers will discuss the constitutionality of the Emancipation Proclamation and if the president had the authority to issue it. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Bickers if Lincoln was loyal to the constitution by ending slavery, or if he assumed presidential powers the founders never intended. ( get more information at http://civicengagement.nku.edu/sixatsix)