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
11:59 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Montessori Students Help Bring Christmas Cheer

Children from Cornerstone Montessori School in Highland Heights, Kentucky have been working on a pair of projects with the Brighton Center in Newport to help make Christmas brighter for those in need, and to teach students a valuable lesson about giving. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg talked with Michelle Earle, the school's Office Manager.

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News from WNKU
10:09 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Winter Shelter Opens Today in Cincinnati

A coalition of agencies, including a group called Strategies to End Homelessness, is opening a Winter Shelter today for the homeless in Cincinnati. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Kevin Finn, President and CEO of the group.   

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News from WNKU
11:44 am
Tue December 16, 2014

City Announces New Deal for Fourth and Race Developmentt

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has announced a revised plan to redevelop the old Pogue's Garage site at the corner of Fourth and Race Streets downtown. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.   

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News from WNKU
11:13 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Hospitals Limit Visitations Because of Flu Season

Hospitals around the Tristate are taking action to limit visitations. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Tonda Francis, Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Health Council.  

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News from WNKU
6:36 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Passenger Pigeon Exhibition at Museum Center

The Cincinnati Museum Center has just opened an exhibition called "Martha...A Story of Extinction". It uses the last passenger pigeon, which died at the Cincinnati Zoo a hundred years ago, to illustrate what causes species to become extinct. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the display with Herman Mays, a Genetics professor at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Mays is also a research associate at the Museum Center.  

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News from WNKU
6:42 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Redsfest This Weekend

The 16th Redsfest takes place Friday and Saturday at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg got a preview of this year's event from Reds' spokesman Michael Anderson.  

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News from WNKU
10:59 am
Tue November 25, 2014

AAA Predicts More Americans Traveling for Thanksgiving This Year

Americans are feeling better about traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. That's according to the AAA auto club. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Cheryl Parker, an AAA spokeswoman for the Cincinnati area.  

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News from WNKU
10:16 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Freestore Begins Thanksgiving Food Parcel Distribution

This morning, Cincinnati's Freestore Foodbank  began the first of three days of distributing Thanksgiving food parcels to the needy in our community. President and CEO Kurt Reiber tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the planning for each year's Thanksgiving begins soon after the previous year's Christmas. 

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News from WNKU
10:32 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Economic Impact of Bringing Hollywood Film Crews to Cincinnati Area

Bringing Hollywood production companies to film movies in the Cincinnati area has generated an ecomomic impact of $27 million in direct spending so far this year. That is the finding of a study by the University of Cincinnati's Economics Center. The study was prepared for the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Film Commission.  Executive Director Kristen Erwin Schlotman tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that filming provides local revenues in a variety of ways.   

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News from WNKU
6:36 am
Fri November 14, 2014

City Beat Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Cincinnati's weekly alternative newspaper, City Beat, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with publisher Dan Bockrath and asked him how the paper got its start. 

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