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
6:06 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Ohio Health Officials Fight Childhood Obesity

Ohio health officials have announced a new, $1 million, two-year program to fight childhood obesity. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the initiative with Dr. Andrew Wapner, Chief Medical Officer of the Ohio Department of Health.  

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Regional News
10:43 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Garden Railway Hobbyists Convene in Mason

Starting tomorrow, about a thousand hobby enthusiasts from around the world are expected to attend the National Garden Railway Convention at the Great Wolf Resort next to Kings Island in Mason, Ohio. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the five-day gathering with convention Spokesman, Bill Mefford.  

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Regional News
11:55 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Antiques and Artists on the Ohio

Next weekend, New Richmond, Ohio will host the second in a series of Saturday events called Artists on the Ohio and Sunday events called Antiques on the Ohio. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Greg Roberts. He is Vice President of Historic New Richmond Incorporated, the organization that is sponsoring the events.    

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Regional News
11:37 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Covington Enhances Parking Meters

The city of Covington, Kentucky has added a new enhancement to its parking meters. It's called "Park by Phone". City spokeswoman Natalie Bowers talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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Regional News
6:06 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Brown Wants Increased Penalties for Illegal Sale of Stolen Cell Phones

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio has a plan that he says would help prevent the illegal sale of stolen cell phones. Brown spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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Regional News
12:05 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Alleged Cheaters at Horseshoe Casino Indicted

A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted five people on charges they cheated at the craps or blackjack tables at Cincinnati's new Horseshoe Casino in March. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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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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