The City of Waverly Ohio, in Pike County will be hosting the largest paranormal event in the state at the end of the month. Sharon Manson, the Director of the Pike County Visitors Bureau says the Past TV Network or, PTVN selected town in part because the Emmit House is located there. Manson talked with WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why the house is so interesting to paranormal investigators. (get more information at www.ptvnparacon.comor www.piketravel.com)
Three members of the NKU faculty are in San Diego this morning to present their research at the country’s largest comic book and pop-culture convention, Comic-Con International. Rich Schivener, Assistant Director of first year studies says the trio will talk about their use of a graphic novel as required reading for first year students. Shivener stopped by the WNKU studios to explain to our own Matt Kelley what the convention is about, and why they assigned “Kabuki; the Alchemy” to new students.
The Cincinnati Zoo and the Cincinnati Bengals are teaming up for conservation this season in celebration of the Zoo's new exhibit Cat Canyon. Executive director Thayne Maynard talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about the partnership and the tiger club naming contest they held for season ticket holders and zoo fans.( get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )
The NKU Center for Environmental Education is partnering with Vision 2015 and Covington Parks and Recreation to host a guided paddling tour on the Licking River on Saturday June 30th. Center spokesman Ed Wilcox says kayakers and canoe enthusiasts are invited to spend the morning learning about the Licking watershed and “greenway” projects while they enjoy a day on the water.
A man arrested at last week's “Party in the Park” in downtown Cincinnati is defending his actions as freedom of speech. Forest “T-Rex” Thomer says Cincinnati Police intervened during a publicity stunt for a wheelchair-bound comedienne. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Thomer what it was that he said that landed him in jail. ( follow Ally Bruener at http://allybruener.com/ )
River Sweep will be taking place this weekend along the banks of the entire length of the Ohio River and its’ tributaries. Spokesperson Jeanne Ison says it’s the largest environmental event of its kind, but she told WNKU’s Matt Kelley they’re still looking for volunteers to help out. (get more information or find a stagin area near you at www.orsanco.orgor call 1-800-359-3977)
Ohioans who are receiving state and federal unemployment benefits will be required to meet new eligibility guidelines. Ben Johnson, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services says the state has to enforce the new rules in accordance with federal law. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Johnson to explain how and when people will be affected. (get in touch with the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services at http://jfs.ohio.gov/)
The Cold Spring branch of the Campbell County Public library is partnering with NKU astronomers and the Haile Digital Planetarium for a special event tomorrow. Community Connections spokesperson Melanie Hartzel talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what’s in store. (get make reservations for Earth, Moon and Sun presented 6/9/12 call 859.572.5600 or email email@example.com, for information about the planetarium visit http://planetarium.nku.edu)
The beginning of summer means that people will be flocking to community and backyard pools to beat the heat, but it’s also a time when we hear about swimming related tragedies. Kim Burgess, spokesperson for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance says the saddest part of these stories is that they are avoidable. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Burgess what percentage of drownings are preventable. ( get more tips from the NDPA at www.ndpa.org)
The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will be launching a new website this afternoon aimed at helping community, and technical college students make the transition to four-year schools. Executive director Bob King says the site will save students time and money. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with King to ask exactly what the website will do. ( get details at www.knowhow2transfer.org)