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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Partnership for Innovation in Education Brings Case-Based Learning to K-8 Grade Classrooms

The Partnership for Innovation in Education is finishing the school year with the unveiling of several case-based learning projects in the Greater Cincinnati area. Mary Welsh-Shlueter, (the founder of the program) says pairing businesses with K-8th grade students to solve problems is mutually beneficial. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Schlueter to describe how it works. (get more information at http://www.piemedia.org )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

"Beyond Driving with Dignity" Offers Solutions for Families of Older Drivers

A new service is being offered in Northern Kentucky to help concerned families of older drivers. Kathy Nafus recently completed an intensive training program is now a certified “Beyond Driving with Dignity” professional. Ms. Nafus talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why she enrolled in the program. (get more information at www.keepingussafe.org )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Space Fest Opens Tonight at the National Museum of the U.S. Air force

Space Fest begins this evening at the National U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton. Spokesperson Sarah Swan says there will be family friendly space-themed activities tonight and all day tomorrow. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Swan if people forget that the museum features a gallery dedicated to space exploration. (get more information at www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/spacefest.asp. )

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Music
6:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Indie Summer Free Friday Night Concert Series Returns to Fountain Square May 30th

The sounds of Indie Summer will be returning to Fountain Square in Cincinnati in just a few weeks. Event organizer Alex Breyer says the Midpoint Music Festival is sponsoring the free concerts that run each Friday night until the end of August. Breyer stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about Indie Summer. (get more information at www.mpmf.com/festival/summer )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

NKU Students Travel to South Africa to Make Documentary Films

Eleven students and two professors from Northern Kentucky University are on their way to South Africa to film five separate documentary movies during the next two weeks. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with the group as they were preparing to leave from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport. (follow the NKU Study Abroad blog at http://nku-abroad-sa2014.tumblr.com/  )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Bunbury Music Festival Gears-Up for Opening July 11th

The Bunbury Music Festival will be starting in about a month. Organizer Bill Donabedian says this year’s event at Sawyer point from July 11 through 13th will feature musicians from across the country. W-N-K-U’s Matt Kelley asked Donabedian who’s headlining this year.  (get more information at www.bunburyfestival.com )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Krohn Conservatory Hosts "Pura Vida-The Butterflies of Costa Rica"; Special Events for Mother's Day

The Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati is hosting “Pura Vida-The Butterflies of Costa Rica” just in time for Mother’s Day. Spokesperson Andrea Schepmann says there will be several unusual varieties, such as the Blue Morpho and Giant Owl in a setting that allows visitors to get an up-close look in floral garden. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Schepmann where they get the butterflies for the show. (get more information at www.butterflyshow.com )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Ohio Department of Health Launches Safe Sleep Campaign to Prevent Infant Deaths

The Ohio Department of Health is beginning a new statewide awareness campaign to help reduce the number of babies who die as a result of unsafe sleep environments. ODH spokesperson Sara Mormon says that on average, three infants die each week because of unsafe sleeping conditions. WNKU’s Matt Kelly asked Ms. Mormon why now is the time to address the issue. (get more information at www.odh.gov or at www.safesleep.ohio.gov  )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Mainstrasse Village to host 35th Annual Maifest Beginning May 16th

Mainstrasse Village in Covington Kentucky will be hosting the 35th annual Maifest celebration starting on the 16th. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked spokesperson Donna Kremer to explain the origin of the event and its German roots. (get more information at www.mainstrasse.org )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

People Working Cooperatively to Help Low-Income Clients with "Repair Affair" 2014

People Working Cooperatively will be reaching out to help low-income elderly and disabled individuals make necessary household repairs this Saturday May 10th. PWC spokesperson Kim Sullivan says they’re always looking for volunteers. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Sullivan if any special skills are needed to help. (get more information at http://www.pwchomerepairs.org/events/annual-main-events/repair-affair.aspx    )

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