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
10:38 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Mixed Use Complex Nears Completion on Calhoun Street

A mixed-use development on two long city blocks is nearing completion along Calhoun Street near the University of Cincinnati. The $78 million U Square @ the Loop was developed by Al Neyer and Towne Properties. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Towne Properties' Arn Bortz. 

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Regional News
6:06 am
Wed May 22, 2013

DCI Releases 2012 State of Downtown Report

Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated has released its 9th annual State of Downtown Report for 2012.  Spokeswoman Gina Gartner tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the report is a positive one.

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Regional News
6:06 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Youths in Montgomery County Juvenile Court System Create Public Art

This evening on East Third Street at Sears Street in downtown Dayton, Ohio, four paintings that are copies of master works will be unveiled on the sides of buildings. The paintings were done by youths in Montgomery County's Juvenile Court system. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the painting program with Brittini Long of the Montgomery County Juvenile Court.

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Regional News
10:17 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Hal Holbrook Brings "Mark Twain Tonight" to Cincinnati

This Friday evening, acclaimed actor Hal Holbrook will bring his fabled "Mark Twain Tonight" show to the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati. The 88-year-old Holbrook has been portraying the author and humorist for decades. Holbrook tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that he began doing Twain in New York when he was a struggling young actor who needed to put food on the table. Holbrook says someone suggested that he do Twain as a one-man show.

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Regional News
4:43 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Dohoney Unveils New City Budget Proposal

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney has unveiled a revised budget package for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1. Dohoney says the proposal contains many cuts. That's because the city must balance its budget without expected revenue from the parking lease deal, which is tied up in the courts. But, as the manager tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg, some cuts would not be as drastic as anticipated. 

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Regional News
5:38 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

New Tool to Revitalize Cincinnati Neighborhoods

Cincinnati City Council has approved what Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls calls a new tool to revitalize neighborhoods and spur development. Qualls tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that the form-based zoning code is an alternative to traditional zoning.

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Regional News
10:28 am
Tue May 7, 2013

UC Health Unveils Mobile Diagnostic Van

A 40-foot mobile diagnostic van will be on display today at the corner of Broadway and 4th Street in downtown Cincinnati. Western and Southern and the Barrett Cancer Center paid for the unit, which will soon go into service around the area. UC Health will operate the mobile unit. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the van with Tana Casper. She's an executive with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 

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Regional News
11:14 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Petopolis Pet Show Comes to Duke Energy Convention Center

A new, family-oriented pet show is coming to the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12. Duke Center Marketing Manager Thera Wright helped create the event. She talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.


NOTE: More information is available at www.PetopolisCincinnati.com.

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Regional News
11:12 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Get Ready for Summer Entertainment on Fountain Square and at Washington Park

If you like outdoor music and entertainment, there will be plenty of both this summer at two  Cincinnati venues. The Summer Series on Fountain Square downtown and at Washington Park  in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood begin May 28th. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the  summer lineup of free events with Marvin Hawkins, Sponsorhip Manager for 3CDC.


NOTE: You can find a list of all the events at www.myfountainsquare.com or at www.washingtonpark.org.

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Regional News
12:51 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Completed Hamilton County Home Foreclosures Rose in 2012

Last year, completed foreclosures in Hamilton County increased 45.2% from the previous year.  That is the finding in the latest annual report compiled by Working in Neighborhoods, an agency that helps low and moderate income residents keep their homes and build their communities. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with  Sister Barbara Busch, Executive Director of the non-profit organization.

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