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News from WNKU
7:44 pm
Sat September 6, 2014

Ohio River Throwdown Features Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

The 2nd annual Ohio River Throwdown happens this weekend at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati. The all day festival created to celebrate the roots of American music will feature 13 bands on 3 stages. Jason Isbell,Justin Townes Earle , Grace Potter and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros to name a few are scheduled to perform.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with Christian Letts, guitarist with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros about the band.

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News from WNKU
4:25 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Visitors to Cincinnati Belly Dance Convention Could Shake and Shimmy Their Way to Fitness

Belly Dance teacher Maali Shaker rehearses with her class for the Cincinnati Belly Dance Convention
Cheri Lawson

A dance form at one time thought to be  exotic and risqué is now considered a good workout for mind and body.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports August 15-17th the Cincinnati Belly Dance Convention comes to Blue Ash, Ohio

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News from WNKU
9:51 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Hundreds Rally, Some Pray as 4 States' Same-Sex Marriage Cases are Heard in Federal Appeals Court

Hundreds of supporters of Same-Sex Marriage rallied near the courthouse
Cheri Lawson

Supporters of gay marriage rallied and a few opponents prayed outside a courthouse in Cincinnati Wednesday. 

 That's where judges were hearing oral arguments  for and against bans on same-sex marriage in four states. (Ohio,Kentucky,Michigan and Tennessee). WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports

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News from WNKU
6:37 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

The 2015 All-Star Game Logo Unveiled at Great American Ball Park

2015 All-Star Game logo unveiled at Great American Ball Park
Cheri Lawson

The Reds and Major League baseball unveiled the logo for next year's All -Star Game at Great American Ball Park. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports Cincinnati is where the 86th Mid Summer Classic is scheduled to be played.

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News from WNKU
1:11 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Cincinnati Doctor Claims to have Tattoo Regret Solution

Before and After picture of tattoo removal
coutesy of Advanced Cosmentic Surgery and Laser Center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 21% of adult Americans have some kind of permanent artwork on their bodies. And for many of those people tattoo regret has also become increasingly prevalent.


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News from WNKU
1:16 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Vice President Biden talked Expanding Economic Opportunities during National Urban League Convention

V.P Biden at Nationl Urban League Convention
Cheri Lawson

In Cincinnati,Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden talked about the economy and employment.The Vice President made his remarks during the annual meeting of the National Urban League.

Within the conference theme of “One Nation Underemployed,” the Vice President spoke about the need for better job training and increased economic opportunities for all Americans.

The Vice President says there’s a reason for optimism when it comes to job creation. In his words “jobs are coming home.”

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News from WNKU
11:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

National Urban League Conference with V.P.Joe Biden in Cincinnati this week

One of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations begins its annual conference in Cincinnati Wednesday with events all week including an address by Vice President Joe Biden.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports it’s the first time the National Urban League will gather in southwest Ohio

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News from WNKU
9:25 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks to perform at 20th Century Theater

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
courtesy Dan Hicks

Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks has been recognized as an American original with his brand of music he likes to call folk swing. In his 40 plus years as a performer he’s collaborated with artists like Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson and Maria Muldauer to name a few.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with Dan who’ll be performing at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley, July 9th with the Hot Licks.

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News from WNKU
1:50 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Yonder Mountain String Band to Perform at Moonlite Gardens

Yonder Mountain String Band is on tour this summer and  scheduled to perform at Cincinnati’s Moonlite Gardens, July 4th.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with YMSB's banjoist Dave Johnston.

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News from WNKU
12:21 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Oxford,Ohio Ceremonies Mark 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Jacky Johnson archivist for the Western College Memorial Archives
Cheri Lawson

This month marks the 50th anniversary of one of the milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. Cheri Lawson reports on the history and legacy of Freedom Summer with roots in southwest Ohio.
 

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