Steve Hirschberg

Assignment Editor / Reporter

Steve has been a public radio news reporter in the Cincinnati area for three decades. He began with WGUC, then WVXU, and in 2005, came to WNKU. Steve covers breaking news, writes WNKU’s local afternoon newscasts and produces feature-length interviews and other feature stories that are heard each weekday. Steve also serves as WNKU’s News Assignment Editor. Steve has written and produced news stories and features for National Public Radio, the worldwide broadcasts of Voice of America, Ohio Public Radio, and Monitor Radio.

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News from WNKU
9:13 am
Mon March 23, 2015

NKU Grad in Production at Cincinnati Playhouse

Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park is currently featuring Peter and the Starcatcher. And, as WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg reports, the multi-Tony-Award-winning play has a local connection.

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News from WNKU
6:32 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Church in Deer Park Hosts Friday Lenten Fish Fry Dinners

During this Lenten season, dozens of churches around the Cincinnati area offer Friday fish fry dinners. Many of those churches, but not all of them, are Catholic. The Hartzell United Methodist Church in Deer Park, for example, lures hundreds of hungry visitors with its all-you-can-eat, $10 fish dinners that are served from  4 pm till 7 pm.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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News from WNKU
9:21 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Cincinnati Magazine Lists 10 Best Restaurants

The cover story in the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine is entitled “Where to Eat Now”. It rates what the magazine considers to be the 10 best restaurants in Cincinnati. WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg reports.

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News from WNKU
6:32 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Bockfest Cincinnati Happens This Weekend

The 23rd annual Bockfest takes place this weekend in downtown Cincinnati and the city’s Over-the-Rhine district. WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg has this preview.For more information, go to www.Bockfest.com

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News from WNKU
6:32 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Fannie Lou Hammer Play at Freedom Center

This Friday and Saturday night, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is presenting a one-woman show called The Fannie Lou Hamer Story.  WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg asked Chris Miller, the Freedom Center’s Manager of Program Initiatives, about Hamer’s life and civil rights work.

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News from WNKU
6:32 am
Tue March 3, 2015

Newport Aquarium Gets $10 Thousand Donation for Education

The WAVE Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Newport Aquarium, recently received a $10 thousand donation from Newport on the Levee for an educational program for underprivileged school children.  Dan Dunlap, the Foundation’s Education Program Director, says the money will go to what the aquarium calls its ”Finstitute”. WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg reports.

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News from WNKU
10:18 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Ailey Dance Theater Coming to Aronoff Center

Next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, March 3 and 4, the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be in Cincinnati to perform at the Aronoff Center. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Artistic Director Robert Battle where Alvin Ailey came from and how he established his dance company.

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News from WNKU
9:51 am
Tue February 24, 2015

City of Cincinnati to Make Changes to Trash Collection

On April 5, the city of Cincinnati is making some changes to its system of trash collection. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the new policies with Gerald Checco, the city's Director of Public Services.   

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News from WNKU
10:05 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Cincinnati Magazine: The Return of Pinball Machines

The February issue of Cincinnati Magazine features an article on pinball machines. It was written by Bill Brohaugh who was not available for an interview. So Jay Stowe, the magazine's Editor in Chief, sat in for his colleague. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Stowe about the history of the iconic electronic games.

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News from WNKU
10:16 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Enjoys Successful Second Year

The head of the Office of the Kentucky Health  Benefit Exchange says the program has been successful in signing up Kentuckians for health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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