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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Great Parks to Offer "Ohio Frontier Thanksgiving" at Shawnee Lookout November 8th

Great Parks of Hamilton County will be offering people a fun and educational way to get prepared for Thanksgiving on November 8th. Great Parks spokesperson Kim Whitton says it’s a great way to educate children about the tradition and to help get people in the holiday spirit. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Whitton what people will experience at the event. (Get more information at www.greatparks.org )

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6:00 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Service Dogs Help Epilepsy Patients...and Save Lives

It almost November and that means "Epilepsy Awareness Month" is right around the corner. Lori Halley, spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio, says that service dogs are becoming an important part of lives of people who have the condition. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Halley how seizure dogs can help patients and even save their lives. (get more information at www.efwoflameofhope.org )

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6:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Music Hall Ghost Tours Explore Cincinnati's Haunted Past

The staff at Cincinnati’s Music Hall are preparing for their annual ghost hunting tours just in time for Halloween. Operations Director Scott Santengelo says they’ve been offering the tours since 2010 in response to the public’s interest in all things paranormal. WNKU’s Matt Kelley visited Music Hall and asked Santangelo what it is about music hall that makes it a popular Halloween destination. (Get more information at www.cincinnatiarts.org )

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6:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Cincinnati Cyclones Home Opener: New Look...Same Winning Tradition

The Cyclones have a new logo on their sweaters, but maintain the same winning tradition they had in 2013.

The Cincinnati cyclones will be taking the ice to face the Kalamazoo Wings this Saturday at seven o’clock. Coach Matt Macdonald says despite several roster changes the team will be a contender for the ECHL championship. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with the coach at U-S Bank Arena and asked him what will be different this year. (get more information at www.cycloneshockey.com)

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6:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Domestic Abuse Survivor Sylvia Peterson Counciled an Abuser to Find Healing

Sylvia Peterson, abuse survivor, author, and longtime prison volunteer is releasing a book about her experience counseling one of the most notorious female abusers in the U.S. in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Peterson why she decided to talk to a violent predator to look for answers on her journey to healing. (Get more information at www.lauraandme.com )

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6:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Johnny Cash Tribute Artist Terry Lee Goffee to Appear at the Kenton County Public Library

Terry Lee Goffee as Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash tribute artist Terry Lee Goffee will be appearing at the Kenton County Public Library on November first for a one night performance of the legendary country singer’s most popular songs. WNKU’s Matt Kelley spoke with Goffee and asked him when he became a fan of “the man in black…”( Get more information at www.kentonlibrary.org )

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6:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Female Whiskey Sommelier to Speak in Cincinnati

New York’s only female whiskey sommelier will be in Cincinnati to talk about her career and what characteristics make the best spirits. Heather Greene says  her new book, “Whiskey Distilled” will help everyone from the beginner to the experienced drinker sort out the terms and phrases professionals use to describe it. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Greene what’s behind the newfound popularity of whiskey in the U.S. (www.josephbeth.com )

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6:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory to Receive $167,000 Grant

The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory will be receiving a grant for $167,000 from the National Institute for Justice. Ken Betz, director of the lab, says that to date 20% of the cases investigated have been resolved and of those 40% have resulted in an arrest or indictment. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked director Betz what they will do with the money. (Get more information at www.mcohio.org/government/mvrcl/ )

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6:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Liliesleaf CEO to Speak at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Sunday

Nicholas Wolpe at Nelson Mandela memorial.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting a presentation by Nicholas Wolpe,  the CEO of “Liliesleaf”, one of South Africa's foremost, award-winning heritage sites where the journey to democracy is honored. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. Wolpe what he will be talking about on Sunday October 19th. (Get more information at www.freedomcenter.org )

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6:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Silver Screen Icons Secrets are Revealed in "Of All the Gin Joints"

Author Mark Bailey and Illustrator Edward Hemingway are releasing their latest book titled, “Of all the Gin Joints…Stumbling Through Hollywood History”. Bailey says it’s the sequel to “Hemingway and Bailey’s Bartending Guide to American Writers” which is an homage to the golden age of the cocktail. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to the pair and asked Bailey why they decided to focus on Hollywood. (Get more information at http://www.markbaileywriter.com/#books )

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