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6:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

National Geographic Photographers to Speak at NKU this Week

Joel Sartore and two of his close friends

Pictures of endangered species are decorating the campus of Northern Kentucky University as previews of the work of two National Geographic photographers who will be presenting lectures October 15th and 16th.  Michael “Nick” Nichols and Joel Sartore will be on hand to describe how they get the amazing shots in the magazine and take questions from the audience. WNKU’s Matt Kelley had a chance to talk to Joel Sartore and asked him what people can expect to hear about at the presentations.

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6:00 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden Welcomes Baby Kamina to the Family

Primate keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden are trading in their khaki uniforms for faux-fur vests for the next few months and will work as a team to raise a female baby who was born at the Oklahoma City Zoo in August. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked spokesman Thayne Maynard why they decided to send Kamina here. (Get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )

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6:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

President of Doctors without Borders to speak in Cincinnati Monday October 13th at the Main Library

Dr. Deane Marchbein; President of Doctors without Borders

The president of “Doctors without Borders” will be in town to speak at the Main Branch of the Cincinnati Public Library downtown on Monday. Doctor Deane Marchbein  feels that her visit is timely, considering the Ebola crisis in West Africa. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Doctor Marchbein what she’ll be talking about. (Get more information at www.cincinnatilibrary.org )

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6:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Mainstrasse Village to Host the Northern Kentucky Wine Festival October 18th

Wineries from across the region are making preparations for the upcoming Northern Kentucky Wine Festival in Mainstrasse Village in Covington on October 18th. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Village spokesperson Donna Kremer to describe what people will be able to see and do. (Get more information at www.mainstrasse.org )

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6:00 am
Fri October 3, 2014

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to Commemorate Freedom Summer October 11th

The staff at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is making final preparations for “Remembering Freedom Summer” on October 11th. Spokesman Christopher Miller says the event will feature a discussion about the legacy of activism and a performance by the original Freedom Singers. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Miller what people will experience. (to RSVP call Pam Dock at 513.333.7568 )

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9:55 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Kenton County Public Library Archives Children's Home of Northern Kentucky Collection

The Kenton County Public Library is the new home for a collection of books and documents from the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. Library Executive Director, Dave Shroeder says the records tell the story of how Northern Kentuckians made certain that vulnerable children would be cared for regardless of the cost. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Schroeder to describe what’s in the collection. (get more information at www.chnk.org )

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6:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

HallZooween Starts This Weekend at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

The animals and their keepers at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden are busy getting ready for trick-or-treaters in preparation for their annual HallZooween celebration that begins this weekend. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked spokesman Thayne Maynard what they have in store this year. (www.cincinnatizoo.org )

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6:00 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Cincinnati YWCA to Host 5th Annual Bark Out Against Battery October 25th

The Cincinnati YWCA will be hosting the fifth annual “Bark Out Against Battery”, domestic violence awareness event on Saturday October 25th. YWCA spokesperson Theresa Singleton says it’s a great way to spend the day with your pet while supporting women and animals in abusive situations. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Singleton what people will be able to see and do at the affair. (get more information at https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/682386455170886/ )

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6:00 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Cincinnati to host "The River Grill before the Big Chill" October 10th &11th

Backyard Chefs and professional Barbeque experts will have a chance to show off their skills at the "River Grill before the Big Chill" at Sawyer Point October 10th and 11th. Event manager Ruthann Spears says people from across the country will be coming in to compete for prize money and bragging rights. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Ms. Spears to describe what will be happening. Get more information at http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/rivergrill/ )

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6:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

MIdpoint Music Festival to Return to Downtown Cincinnati and Over-The Rhine Next Weekend

The Midpoint Music Festival will be returning to downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine September 25th through 27th. This is the 13th year for the event that features more than one-hundred-fifty musical acts over the course of three days. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked P.R. Manager Alex Breyer who’s headlining this year’s festival. (get more information at http://mpmf.com/news/2014/09/10/offical_festival_guide_your_2014_midpoint_adventure_awaits )

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