The Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati is hosting an exhibit featuring daguerreotype images on loan from Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum. Spokesperson Mary Ladrick says the collection represents some of the earliest images of nineteenth century life in America. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Ladrick to describe what people will see at the exhibit. (get more information at www.taftmuseum.org )
Saving money to pay for a child’s college education is becoming more and more difficult due to the slumping economy and rising enrollment costs. In response to the problem, the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority is offering a plan to help people prepare.
The television show “Undercover Boss” is a huge success in part, because it depicts the heads of companies getting their hands dirty doing difficult jobs. Joel Manby is the CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment, and he admits it isn’t the typical company the show usually features. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Manby about his company and his experience on “Undercover Boss”…
Highways across the country will be loaded with motorists celebrating Memorial Day this weekend. And the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet along with law enforcement is urging drivers and passengers to buckle up. Cabinet spokesperson Nancy Wood talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about this year’s “Click it or ticket “program.
The Bark Park in Montgomery County will be hosting a Bake Sale, from 10am until 2pm on June 1st. Spokesperson Tanya North says there will be dog-friendly activities throughout the day. Ms. North told WNKU's Matt Kelley that there will be treats for everyone. (get more information at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bark-Park-Bake-Sale/516509365058214 )
The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows that they public is split about fifty-fifty as to whether marijuana legalization in the Commonwealth should be decided by lawmakers or citizens. Mary Francis, director of the Assistance for Substance Abuse Prevention Center known as ASAP told WNKU’s Matt Kelley she finds the results “concerning.
The American Historical Print Collectors Society is holding its convention in Cincinnati this week. Dr. Allen Bernard is the spokesperson for the organization. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Dr. Bernard to find out what will be happening at the annual meeting…. (get more information about at www.ahpcs.org )
The Northern Kentucky Forum will be hosting a panel discussion titled “Babies versus the Boardroom” to explore the evolution to parenthood in corporate America. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Forum Chairperson Tara Ford about why they chose to address this topic. (get details at http://civicengagement.nku.edu/involved/forum.php )
People Working Cooperatively will be hosting the 31st annual “Repair Affair” this Saturday. Spokesman Jock Pitts says more than nine-hundred volunteers turned out last year to help elderly and disabled people with basic home maintenance.
NKU and the Mayerson Foundation are celebrating a partnership of more than a decade of supporting student philanthropy projects. Danielle McDonald, faculty director for the project sat down with WNKU’s Matt Kelley to explain how the program works. (get more information about NKU/Mayerson Foundation Projects at http://civicengagement.nku.edu. )