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
11:51 am
Thu April 17, 2014

BBB Helps Potential Donors Evaluate Charities

Art Taylor, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance, was in Cincinnati yesterday. The alliance monitors charities and compiles reports based on 20 standards that help people make informed decisions on charitable donations.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Taylor to talk about some of the BBB's standards.

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News from WNKU
1:20 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Greenup County Sheriff Warns of Scam

The sheriff of Greenup County, Kentucky is warning citizens about a new kind of scam that is taking place in his county; and he says similar scams are going on in neighboring areas. Sheriff Keith Cooper talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.   

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News from WNKU
11:50 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Reforest NKY Plants Trees

Each year, a program called Reforest Northern Kentucky recruits volunteers to help plant trees in selected areas of Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties. Mark Leopold, Field Manager for Northern Kentucky University's Center for Environmental Restoration, leads the program, which took place this year on March 29th. Leopold spoke to WNKU's Steve Hirschberg from a cell phone in the middle of the woods in Grant County.

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News from WNKU
12:00 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Luther Dickinson Visits WNKU

WNKU often has  musicians who come to the station, play on the air and sit down for an interview. Recently, Luther Dickinson, who's best known for being a member of  North Mississippi Allstars, was at the station to play from his new solo album, Rock 'n Roll Blues. He talked with WNKU's John Patrick. 

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News from WNKU
2:30 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

UpDayton Holds Development Summit

This Friday, at the Dayton Art Institute, a non-profit organization called UpDayton is holding a development summit. Its purpose is to come up with specific ideas that will help retain talented young professionals in Dayton and attract more of them. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Executive Director Laura Estandia.  

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News from WNKU
10:41 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Tree Climbing for Recreation

You may not know it, but tree climbing is an actual sport; and one of the largest recreational tree climbing companies in the  world is located in Alexandria, Kentucky. The company, called EarthJoy Tree Adventures, is the subject of an article in the April issue of Cincinnati Magazine. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Shelly Byrne. She owns the business, along with her husband Bill.    

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News from WNKU
11:59 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Shanti to Be Performed at Aronoff Saturday Night

This Saturday  night at the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati, "Shanti: A Journey of Peace" will be performed for the eighth time since its creation a decade ago. Kanniks Kannikeswaran is the award-winning composer and director of Shanti. He spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. 

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News from WNKU
12:13 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Creator of Mr. Clean Character for P&G Dies at 92

Credit courtesty of Procter and Gamble

Richard Black, the artist who created the Mr. Clean character for Procter & Gamble, has died in Dayton, Ohio at the age of 92. The Philadelphia  native opened his own studio in 1950 and was a longtime educator. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with P&G's Senior Archivist Greg McCoy about the artist and the history of Mr. Clean.   

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News from WNKU
12:31 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Reds Fans Pack Streets for Findlay Market Parade

Reds fans took advantage of the warmth and sunshine to line the streets of downtown Cincinnati for yesterday's 95th annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.  

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News from WNKU
10:28 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Drew Lachey Hosts CincySings

Drew Lachey

Entertainer and Cincinnati native Drew Lachey is hosting a competition called CincySings. He tells WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg it’ll be an evening to celebrate the arts and raise awareness for Artswave, the organization that raises money for local arts organizations.

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