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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Local News
3:07 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Art Academy of Cincinnati Gets New President

The Art Academy of Cincinnati has a new president.  He is John Sullivan, who comes to Cincinnati from the Watkins College of Art, Design and Film in Nashville.  Sullivan notes that the art academy was a pioneer in moving several years ago to the city's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood from its long-time home next to the Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park.  He tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that after such a bold move, as he calls it, the academy now  has plenty of company in its new neighborhood.

Local News
3:25 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Black Brigade Helped Defend Cincinnati During Civil War

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

In 1862, during the Civil War, Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky faced the likelihood of an invasion by Confederate troops.  But the area was able to avoid a military confrontation, thanks to volunteers who came forward to defend the city and to  help bolster its fortifications.  Among those volunteers was a group of local African-Americans that came to be known as The Black Brigade.  As part of the commemoration of Black History Month, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about this historical episode with Richard Cooper, Interpretive Services Manager at Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad

Local News
10:42 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Mammoth Cave National Park Has $62 Million Economic Impact on Region

A new study compiled for the National Park Service shows Mammoth Cave National Park generates $62 million  a year for the South-Central Kentucky area. The park is located about halfway between Louisville and Nashville, near I-65. Vickie Carson is the park's Public Information Officer.  In this Postcard story,  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Carson about the findings of the economic impact study.

Local News
4:27 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

First Free Arts Sampler Coming Up This Weekend

This Saturday, the first in a series of three free arts sampler days takes place around the Cincinnati area.  Rebecca Bromels is Director of Communications for Artswave.  Bromels tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that all three sampler days take place on Saturdays.

Local News
10:00 am
Tue February 7, 2012

dunnhumbyUSA Near Deal to Stay in Downtown Cincinnati

dunnhumbyUSA is working on a formal agreement with the city of Cincinnati, the state of Ohio and 3CDC to keep its headquarters downtown but in a new location. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Stuart Aitken, the company's CEO.

Local News
12:00 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Touts Record of Helping Ohio

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says his department is doing everything it can to help grow Ohio's economy and to help improve the state's rural areas.  Vilsack talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg in the wake of President Obama's recent State of the Union Address.

 

Local News
11:41 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Super Bowl Football and All NFL Footballs Are Made in Ohio

Sunday night's Super Bowl,  just like every Super Bowl before it, will be played with a football made in the small town of Ada in Northwest Ohio. That's where the Wilson company has been making all of the NFL's official footballs since 1955. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with company spokeswoman Molly Wallace.

Music News
11:14 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Local Musician Visits WNKU for Live Performance and Interview

Local songwriter and musician Josh Eagle of "Josh Eagle and the Harvest City" was in the WNKU studios last Friday to perform live. Afterwards WNKU's Steve Hirschberg sat down with him for an interview. Eagle was asked when he first realized he that wanted to make music his career.

Local News
11:09 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Kentucky Brewgrass Trail Celebrates Growing Microbrewery Business

When you think of adult beverages made or mixed in Kentucky, you naturally think of Bourbon and, perhaps, Mint Juleps.  But now The Bluegrass State is starting to produce its own locally-crafted beers.  In fact, there is even a new website for beer-loving tourists.  It's called The Brewgrass Trail.  In this Postcard story, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the burgeoning breweries with Adam Johnson.  He is Executive Director of the Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Local News
10:20 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Mallory Hosts Free Financial Education Day at Main Public Library

 

This Saturday,  Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is hosting a Financial Education Day at the main public library downtown.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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