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
9:33 am
Tue January 27, 2015

DCI Starts Education Program to Deter Panhandling

Downtown Cincinnati Inc. has started a new public-awareness, educational program called "Want Change? Give Responsibly".   It is designed to reduce panhandling downtown and in Over-the-Rhine. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with DCI's CEO and President David Ginsburg.

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News from WNKU
10:37 am
Mon January 26, 2015

City of Mason Kicks off Bicentennial Celebration

Tonight, the city of Mason, Ohio begins a year-long commemoration of its bicentennial. The Warren County city, which began with a handful of settlers, today boasts a population of 33 thousand. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Charlene Pelfrey, the Chair of the Bicentenial Committee for Mason City Council, how the city got its start.

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News from WNKU
10:26 am
Fri January 23, 2015

"No Time for Silence" Dialogue at American Jewish Archives on Sunday

This Sunday, January 25 at 4:00 pm, the American Jewish Archives at Cincinnati's Hebrew Union College is marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a community dialogue. The event is called "No Time for Silence". Dr. Gary Zola, the Executive Director of the Archives, explains to WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the purpose of the event, which is free and open to the public.   

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News from WNKU
9:26 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Auschwitz Exhibit Opens Soon at Freedom Center

On January 27, 1945 the Red Army, as it advanced through Poland, liberated Auschwitz, perhaps the most infamous of all the Nazi death camps. To mark the anniversary of that event, Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, on January 30, will open a locally produced exhibit entitled "Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz....70 Years Later". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg has this preview.

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News from WNKU
10:17 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Cincinnati Magazine Publishes Annual Top Doctors Issue

The January edition of Cincinnati Magazine is the annual  issue that lists the area's top 900 doctors in 50 specialties. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Amanda Boyd Walters, the magazine's Director of Editorial Operations, how the list was compiled.  

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News from WNKU
10:49 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Newport Aquarium Adds Attractions

The Newport Aquarium will be rolling out several new attractions this year. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.   

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News from WNKU
10:10 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Crime Dropped Significantly in Cincinnati in 2014

Statistics show that the streets of Cincinnati are becoming safer. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.  

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News from WNKU
10:13 am
Thu January 8, 2015

NKU President Releases 2014 Annual Report

Northern Kentucky University President Geoff Mearns has released his Annual Report for 2014.  He talked about it with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.   

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News from WNKU
12:13 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Duke Offers Safety and Energy Tips for Cold Weather

With the cold weather upon us, Duke Energy is offering some tips to help keep customers safe and their energy bills from skyrocketing.  Utility spokeswoman Sally Thelen spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

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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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