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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News from WNKU
9:16 am
Tue January 21, 2014

How Radio and Media Shaped World War Two

Edward R. Murrow

This Thursday evening, retired Northern Kentucky University Communications Professor Michael Turney will present a lecture at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Covington's Devou Park.  The presentation is part of the Six@Six series, sponsored by NKU's Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Turney what his presentation will be about. 

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News from WNKU
12:35 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Visit to Cincinnati Playhouse Production Shop

A building on Gilbert Avenue looks non-descript on the outside. But on the inside, it's crammed with virtually everything needed to create the scenery and props for performances at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg recently got a rare look inside the production shop with Veronica Bishop, the technical coordinator of the Playhouse.  

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News from WNKU
11:42 am
Wed January 15, 2014

my NKY Helps Community Formulate Regional Priorities

With only a year to go in Northern Kentucky's Vision 2015 plan for growth, officials are looking ahead to the next five years.  They want input from the community. That's why they  have created a visioning initiative called my NKY. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the campaign with Kara Williams, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Vision 2015. 

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News from WNKU
11:29 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Foundation Provides Scholarships for Nearly a Century

A non-profit organization in Cincinnati has been quietly providing scholarships for 95 years. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Ned Hertzenberg, President of the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation.

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News from WNKU
7:31 am
Mon January 13, 2014

NKU Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

When students return to Northern Kentucky University today for the start of a new semester, they'll find a new policy in place. The entire campus has become tobacco-free. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Dean of Students Jeff Waple why NKU decided to take this step and what its implications are.  

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News from WNKU
12:21 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Cincinnati Magazine Publishes Annual "Top Doctors" List

The January issue of Cincinnati Magazine features its annual Top Doctors list. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters how the list is compiled. 

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News from WNKU
6:20 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Workforce One of Butler County Gets New Name

On Friday, Workforce One on Dixie Highway in Fairfield is celebrating its new name--Ohio Means Jobs. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Adam Jones, Assistant Director of the Butler County Department of Job and Family Services, why the change is taking place. 

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News from WNKU
10:28 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Artswave Gears Up for Annual Arts Sampler Saturdays

Next month, the organization that used to be known as the Fine Arts Fund will present the first in a series of free arts sampler Saturdays around the Cincinnati area. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Artswave spokesman Mike Boberg why the organization decided to extend into March and April what used to be a single weekend of events. 

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News from WNKU
11:31 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Record Number of Holiday Travelers Predicted

The American Automobile Association is predicting a record number of travelers for the year-end holiday season, which began Saturday and runs through New Year's Day. Local AAA spokesperson Cheryl Parker tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that 94.5 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home.  

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News from WNKU
10:29 am
Fri December 20, 2013

There Will Be a Streetcar in Cincinnati

Cincinnati will get a streetcar line. City council voted yesterday to resume and complete the controversial project just hours before a deadline to move ahead or lose federal funding. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports. 

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