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
11:54 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Taft Museum of Art Displays Cincinnati Daguerrotypes

Unidentified artist, Edwin Forrest, 1848, half-plate daguerreotype. Cincinnati Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. James M. Landy in memory of James M. Landy, 1899.32

The Taft Museum of Art is currently showing a small exhibit of Cincinnati Daguerrotypes. The display of early photography is in preparation for a much larger exhibition entitled "Photographic Wonders: American Daguerrotypes from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Assistant Curator Tamera Muente where the 10 Cincinnati Daguerrotypes come from.

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Regional News
4:05 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Diverse Groups Plan to Work Together for Quality Preschool for All Children

Business, political, religious, education and other leaders in the Cincinnati area are working to create a preschool funding program. The effort is called The Cincinnati Preschool Promise. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the initiative with Greg Landsman, Executive Director of Strive Partnership, a cradle to career education consortium.

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Regional News
12:16 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Security Tightened for 2013 Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon

Scott and Keith Bowers

Security for next month's Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati will be beefed up because of last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon. That's the word from Iris Simpson-Bush, the executive director of the three-day event, which begins May 3. She spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

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Regional News
11:01 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Oral Historians Work on Jewish History in Ashland, KY

An organization called the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life is working on an on-line encyclopedia of Southern Jewish communities. As part of that project, the institute's  historians have been collecting oral histories from Jewish residents of Ashland, Kentucky. One of those historians, Josh Parshall, talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

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Regional News
11:09 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Mearns Presents NKU Budget Address

Northern Kentucky University is in a stable and sound financial position. That's what NKU President Geoff Mearns told faculty and staff members yesterday in his University Budget Address. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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Regional News
11:09 am
Tue April 16, 2013

New Foundation to Spur Innovation in Kentucky Schools

A new foundation has been established to help improve education in Kentucky. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Jim Wiseman, the foundation's executive director.

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Regional News
6:10 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Postcard from Danville, Kentucky

Danville is a city of about 16,000 in central Kentucky. It's encircled by steep hills called The Knobs. The drive there from Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky takes about two and a half hours. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the city and its history with Bethany Rogers, Executive Director of "The Heart of Danville".

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Regional News
4:14 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Operation Lifesaver Train Promotes Safety

To educate the public about safety at grade crossings and along tracks, America's railroads have, for years, been sponsoring a program called Operation Lifesaver in every state. Yesterday, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg rode a special Operation Lifesaver Norfolk-Southern train from Cincinnati to Danville, Kentucky. 

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Regional News
2:40 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Roy Rogers Museum in Portsmouth Celebrates Native Son of Scioto County

Last year, a museum honoring the memory and career of one of Scioto County's most famous sons opened in Portsmouth, Ohio. It's called the Roy Rogers Memory's Museum. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Jane Lilly, a curator.

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Regional News
11:15 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Montgomery County Juvenile Court Hosts Community Cleanup

Today, Montgomery County Juvenile Court is conducting a cleanup of a neighborhood in the eastern part of Dayton, Ohio. 60 young people involved in the court system will take part. The event is in partnership with a variety of social service and social action agencies such as The United Way and the Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Juvenile Court official Brian O'Connell how the project got started. 

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