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.


Local News
10:40 am
Thu January 26, 2012

NKU Partners in New Children's Law Clinic in Covington

Professor Amy Halbrook
Northern Kentucky University

The non-profit Children's Law Center in Covington has just teamed up with Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law to start a clinic designed to help young clients who need legal services.  The clinic will also help NKU law students hone their skills and get real-world experience in their chosen profession. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Professor Amy Halbrook, the Director of the new clinic.

Local News
6:39 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Songwriters Seminar This Weekend in Greenup, KY

Greenup County Extension Arts Council

 This weekend, modern country music composer Rick Ferrell, a Scioto County native, will be the featured artist in the first-ever songwriters seminar at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup, Kentucky.  The park is located across the Ohio River from Scioto County and the city of Portsmouth. Anne Stephens is a University of Kentucky Extension Agent for Fine Arts in Greenup County. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Stephens what the seminar is all about.

Local News
12:31 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Cincinnati Police to Revamp Department

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig
City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Police  Chief James Craig, with the support of Mayor Mark Mallory and City Manager Milton Dohoney, says the police department will focus on five areas of change, following a two-month independent audit of the agency.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
1:04 pm
Fri January 20, 2012

Museum Center Receives Artifacts From The Banks Construction Site

The Cincinnati Museum Center has given reporters a glimpse at artifacts uncovered when excavators began work on The Banks development on the city's central riverfront. The items were found in what used to be the basements of homes near the 19th century public landing. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the finds with Bob Genheimer, the Museum Center's Curator of Archeology.

Local News
12:19 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

NKU to Play Key Role in UpTech Initiative to Develop Informatics Start Up Companies

Northern Kentucky University's College of Informatics will play a significant role in UpTech.  It is a newly-announced initiative designed to transform our region into a world-class, high-tech hub that will spawn informatics companies and create high-paying jobs.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
10:34 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Cincinnati Public Schools Launches Campaign for Two Thousand Volunteers

Cincinnati Public Schools

Today the Cincinnati Public Schools and several partners, including The Strive Partnership and The United Way, are kicking off a campaign to recruit two thousand volunteer tutors. The campaign, which is in its second year, is called "Be the Change". Greg Landsman is Executive Director of Strive, which tries to improve educational outcomes in the urban core areas of the Cincinnati region. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Landsman how the campaign decided it wanted and needed two thousand volunteer tutors.

Local News
4:24 pm
Tue January 10, 2012

Kentucky Officials Say More Residents Could Benefit from Earned Income Tax Credit

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and other officials are urging eligible Kentuckians to apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit.  Jason Dunn is Director of the Division of Family Support in the state's Department for Community-Based Services. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Dunn to explain what the tax credit is all about.

Local News
11:27 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Norman Rockwell Exhibition at Dayton Art Institute

The Dayton Art Institute is currently featuring an exhibition entitled "American Chronicles, the Art of Norman Rockwell". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Michael Roediger, the  museum's Executive Director, what we should know about Rockwell, but don't.

Local News
12:27 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

Veteran Kentucky Politician Dies

January 23, 1947 – January 4, 2012

Gatewood Galbraith, the Lexington attorney, perennial candidate for office in Kentucky and 2011 gubernatorial candidate,  has died.  That's the word from Dea Riley, Galbraith's running mate in last November's election. 

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Local News
2:18 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Kentucky Releases Nearly a Thousand Prisoners

J. Michael Brown
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet

Today, the  state of Kentucky is releasing 996 prisoners under a mandatory re-entry program.  J. Michael Brown is  Secretary of Kentucky's Justice and Public Safety Cabinet. He tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the release is one of the provisions of a reform law that state legislators approved almost unanimously last spring.