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6:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

"Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature" to Open Saturday at the Krohn Conservatory

The Krohn Conservatory Spring show, “Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature” will harmonize design principles influenced by nature. Conservatory spokesperson Andrea Schepmann says it’s never too early to start gathering ideas for your garden. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Schepmann to describe the inspiration for the exhibit.(Get more information at http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/index.php/krohn/10-krohn/529-2015-spring-show-falling-water-garden )

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6:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Kentucky Department of Agriculture Ready for Phase 2 of Industrial Hemp Program

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is moving forward with its Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. Coordinator Adam Watson says phase one of the project yielded positive results despite some initial delays. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Watson about why the seeds were held up by the DEA. (Get more information at www.kyagr.com/hemp )

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6:00 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Ohio Means Jobs Website Adds Career Exploration Tool for K-12 Students

State officials are adding a student section to their Ohio Means jobs website, in hopes that it will push K-12 grade students to think more, and earlier about career exploration. Carolyn George, Ohio Department of Education Career Connections Administrator says the intent is to help kids understand the links between their lessons and their future careers. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. George how the new tool works. (Get more information at https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/seeker.aspx )

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6:00 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Ohio Native Thomas Edison to be Honored in Statuary Hall in Washington DC

The white marble statue of William Allen (left) will be replaced with a bronze of Edison. The statue will join a marble statue of President James Garfield in Statuary Hall.

A bronze statue of Thomas Edison is being created in Ohio that will appear in Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. to represent the buckeye state. Douglass McDonald, CEO of the Cincinnati Museum Center and Ohio Statuary Hall commission member says it will replace the likeness of former Governor William Allen in the capitol. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked McDonald why they decided to make the change. (Get more information at www.ohiostatuaryhall.org

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6:00 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Baby Kamina Hopes to Find Surrogate Mom at the Columbus Zoo

Kamina, the baby gorilla that came to Cincinnati after her mother at the Oklahoma Zoo rejected her, is adjusting to life in Columbus. Ron Evans, primate keeper at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, says the she was successfully “gorillafied” by the staff, but in the end she was rejected by two females there. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Evans what the plan is now that she’s at the Columbus Zoo. (Get details or find updates at www.cincinnatizoo.org )

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5:47 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Ohio Department of Health Warns that This Season's Influenza Virus may be Worse than Past Years

The U.S. Centers for Disease control and Prevention is warning people that this year’s strain of influenza may be more severe than in recent years. Doctor Mary D’Orio of the Ohio Department of Health Says that young children, pregnant women and elderly persons are at the highest risk. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Doctor D’Orio why the bug is worse this season. ( Get more information at www.odh.ohio.gov )

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6:00 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Urges People to Donate Christmas Trees to Provide Habitat

The holidays are over and it’s time for people to begin taking down decorations in, and around their homes. With that in mind, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking people to donate their Christmas trees to help provide cover in the lakes and streams around the Commonwealth. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked department environmental biologist Joseph Zimmerman how the Christmas tree recycling program works. (Get more information at http://fw.ky.gov/Fish/Pages/Xmas_Tree_Recycling.aspx )

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6:00 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Survey Data Shows that Kentuckians Have Heard About "Kynect" and are Enrolling

According to information recently released by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health, more than three quarters of adults in the commonwealth have heard about “Kynect” the state’s insurance exchange, and in 2014 more than half a million Kentuckians enrolled in the program. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Interact for Health spokesperson Kate Keller what the statistics tell us about the plan. (Get more information at www.interactforhealth.org)

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6:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Cincinnati Cyclones to Host Annual Teddy Bear Toss January 3rd

The Cincinnati Cyclones will be hosting their annual “Teddy Bear Toss” at U-S Bank Arena on January 3rd. Stuffed animals collected at the event will be donated to the Cincinnati Police Department to help comfort children they come into contact with. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Cyclones spokesman Nick Brunker to describe what will be happening. (Get more information at www.cycloneshockey.com)

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6:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Hollywood Actress/NKU Alum Galadriel Stineman to Return Home to "Give Back"

Galadriel Stineman

Movie and television actress and NKU alum Galadriel Stineman will be coming home for the holidays to teach two acting workshops. Stineman starred in Hollywood movies such as Junk Yard Dog and Ben10 Alien Swarm, as well as a recurring role on TV’s The Middle. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Stineman how she went from graduation to the big screen. (to register for the acting intensive go to workshops@gstineman.com   )

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