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6:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Mardi Gras on MainStrasse Begins Tonight

Mainstrasse Village in Covington will be kicking off their Mardi Gras celebration tonight with the "Big Head Parade" and music from The Naked Karate Girls. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked organizer Donna Kremer why the event is such an integral part of the culture in the region. (get more information at www.mainstrasse.org )

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6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

NKU Graudate Student Collaborates With Professor to Publish Underground Railroad Book

An NKU graduate student is joining the ranks of published scholars at the university. “Cincinnati’s Underground Railroad” was co-authored by Richard Cooper and Professor Eric Jackson. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Mr. Cooper at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to find out how the collaboration came about. (get more information at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467111560/Cincinnatis-Underground-Railroad )

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6:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Local Man to Walk 30 Miles to Benefit the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition

Dan Powell with his family.

A local man will be walking thirty miles this Saturday to benefit the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition. Dan Powell explained why he decided to embark on the walk to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. ( get more information at www.cincihomeless.org or at www.facebook.com/wtw30 or call Dan Powell at 513-550-4540)

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

BBB Cincinnati and Partners to Offer Fraud Forums at Local Libraries

Sandra Guile; Better Business Bureau Cincinnati

The Better Business Bureau Cincinnati is partnering with a governmental agency to present a series of forums at several branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to help people avoid consumer financial fraud. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Bureau spokesperson Sandra Guile What people will learn about and who is involved.

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

NKU Artist-In-Residence to Debut "Hate Crimes in the Heartland" at the Freedom Center February 24th

Filmmaker and NKU Artist-In-Residence; Dr. Rachel Lyon

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting the Cincinnati premier of “Hate Crimes in the Heartland” produced by Emmy award winning filmmaker and NKU artist-in-residence Rachel Lyon on February 24th.  WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Dr. Lyon how two events separated by ninety years tells the story of race relations in America. (get more information at www.hatecrimesheartland.com or get tickets at www.freedomcenter.org )

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6:00 am
Wed February 19, 2014

"Turtle Canyon" to Open at the Newport Aquarium March 22nd

The Newport Aquarium will be hosting a new exhibit starting on March 22nd. Operations manager Chris Pierson says “Turtle Canyon” will be the new home for more than a dozen different species, including the giant Galapagos tortoise. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Pierson what people will see when they come to the exhibit. (get more information at www.newportaquarium.com )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

U.C. Professor Spearheads Syringe Exchange Project in Hamilton County

A syringe exchange program spearheaded by University of Cincinnati Dr. Judith Feinberg is now offering services in Hamilton County. Dr. Feinberg told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that they’re not encouraging I-V drug abuse; she says they’re trying to prevent disease and keep people safe until they’re ready to get into a recovery program. (get more information at www.CincyEP.org )

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Pain Killer,Heroin, and Methamphetamine Abuse Reaches Critical Levels in Northern Kentucky

Interact for Health's Ann Barnum

The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows that about twenty-five percent of adults in the commonwealth know someone who has experienced problems as a result of abusing pain relievers such as OxyContin or Vicodin. Interact for Health spokesperson Ann Barnum says that methamphetamine and heroin overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999, and percentage is even higher in the northern part of the state. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Barnum why the problem is at epidemic levels in this region.

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News from WNKU
6:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Most Recent Poll Reveals Most Kentuckians Don't Know how the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Them

Kate Keller; Interact for Health

The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll indicates that nearly 6 out of 10 Kentucky residents don’t have enough information to know how or whether the Affordable Care Act affects them personally. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Interact for Health spokesperson Kate Keller why people aren’t better informed. (get more information at www.interactforhealth.org or www.healthy-ky.org )

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2:38 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns to Speak About Prosecution of Domestic Terrorism

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns

Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns will be speaking tonight at the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati about his experience prosecuting the domestic terrorists responsible for the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995. The presentation is this season’s last installment of the “Six at Six Lecture Series” sponsored by the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. President Mearns spoke to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about his career as a prosecutor and this case. (get more information at http://sixatsix.nku.edu )

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