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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Regional News
6:06 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Museum Center Launches Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibition

Today the Cincinnati Museum Center is opening what it's calling a cutting-edge exhibition of some of the biggest and strangest dinosaurs that ever roamed the earth. It's called "Ultimate Dinosaurs...Giants from Gondwana".  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dr. Glenn Storrs, the Museum Center's Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology.   

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Regional News
6:06 am
Tue June 11, 2013

On-Line Guide Helps Consumers Connect with Organic Farms

OEFFA, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, has on its website an on-line data base that can help consumers find fresh, locally-grown produce and other farm products.  The data base is called the Good Earth Guide. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Renee Hunt, OEFFA's Education Program Director.  

Regional News
10:16 am
Mon June 10, 2013

75th Anniversary of Vander Meer's Double No-Hitters

75 years ago tomorrow, a young Cincinnati Reds lefthander began a pitching feat that has never been duplicated before or since.  Johnny Vander Meer pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Bees at Crosley Field and then pitched another one in his next start at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Reds Historian Greg Rhodes about Vander Meer and his double no-hitters.   

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Regional News
10:18 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Classic Car Show at Cincinnati's Ault Park This Sunday

This coming Sunday, the 36th annual Concours d'Elegance takes place in Cincinnati's Ault Park. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the show of classic automobiles with the event's Co-Chair, Dave Sheehy.  

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Regional News
6:06 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Ohio Health Officials Fight Childhood Obesity

Ohio health officials have announced a new, $1 million, two-year program to fight childhood obesity. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the initiative with Dr. Andrew Wapner, Chief Medical Officer of the Ohio Department of Health.  

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Regional News
10:43 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Garden Railway Hobbyists Convene in Mason

Starting tomorrow, about a thousand hobby enthusiasts from around the world are expected to attend the National Garden Railway Convention at the Great Wolf Resort next to Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the five-day gathering with convention Spokesman, Bill Mefford.  

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Regional News
11:55 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Antiques and Artists on the Ohio

Next weekend, New Richmond, Ohio will host the second in a series of Saturday events called Artists on the Ohio and Sunday events called Antiques on the Ohio. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Greg Roberts. He is Vice President of Historic New Richmond Incorporated, the organization that is sponsoring the events.    

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Regional News
11:37 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Covington Enhances Parking Meters

The city of Covington, Kentucky has added a new enhancement to its parking meters. It's called "Park by Phone". City spokeswoman Natalie Bowers talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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Regional News
6:06 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Brown Wants Increased Penalties for Illegal Sale of Stolen Cell Phones

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has a plan that he says would help prevent the illegal sale of stolen cell phones. Brown spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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Regional News
12:05 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Alleged Cheaters at Horseshoe Casino Indicted

A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted five people on charges they cheated at the craps or blackjack tables at Cincinnati's new Horseshoe Casino in March. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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