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Regional News
1:20 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Boone Society Hopes Boone Trace Project Will Shed New Light on Westward Migration

This David Wright painting is courtesy of The Boone Society and is not permitted to be reproduced.

A non-profit organization called The Boone Society has been working to promote and develop for educational tourism an area in Eastern Kentucky called The Boone Trace. Sam Compton is President of the society, which consists primarily of historians and descendants of the great explorer Daniel Boone. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Compton why he feels The Boone Trace Project is so important. 

Regional News
11:40 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Federal Reserve Bank Official Says Regional Economic Recovery Outpacing Nation

Yesterday, Dr. LaVaughn Henry, who runs the Cincinnati branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, spoke about the economy at a meeting of the Covington Business Council. After his address, he talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. Henry says the Cincinnati regional economy is doing better than the nation as a whole in recovering from the Great Recession

Regional News
9:28 am
Tue July 17, 2012

President Obama Brings His Campaign to Cincinnati

President Obama brought his campaign back to the battleground state of Ohio this week.He spoke to supporters at a campaign rally in Cincinnati.

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Regional News
8:29 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

The World Choir Games, a Musical Event in the Key of Amazing

More gold, silver and bronze medals and diplomas will be awarded and Champions of the World Choir Games will be announced Saturday at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. Categories for this awards ceremony will include Mixed Chamber Choirs, Scenic Folklore and Spiritual.

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Regional News
3:10 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Cincinnati Company Sponsors Contest for Non-Profits

A Cincinnati-based company called Modern Office Methods is now in its third year of sponsoring a contest for non-profit organizations. The non-profits are competing to win an office technology makeover. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the program with Steve Bandy, a marketing executive with Modern Office Methods. Bandy originated the idea for the contest. 

Regional News
10:31 am
Wed July 11, 2012

W&S Open Announces Lineup for 2012 Tournament

The biggest names in tennis will be in Mason, Ohio for this summer's Western & Southern Open, which begins August 11. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Regional News
11:08 am
Tue July 10, 2012

New, Merged Performing Arts Organization Begins in Dayton

In what's believed to be the first venture of its magnitude in the nation, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Dayton Ballet and the  Dayton Opera have merged into a new organization. It's called the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance. Paul Helfrich is President and CEO. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Helfrich why the three arts organizations decided to  join forces. 

Regional News
10:53 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Middletown Prepares for 10th Annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

This coming weekend, Middletown will host its 10th annual Mid-USA Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Publicity Director Ann Mort how the event got started.

Regional News
6:09 pm
Sun July 8, 2012

Friendship Concerts, Volunteers Help Bring World Choir Games to the Community

Cincinnati continued to be the city that sings over the weekend as choirs from around the world competed and entertained thousands during the 2012 World Choir Games.

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Regional News
3:31 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

The Taft Unveils Plans for Upcoming Exhibitions

In November, Cincinnati's Taft Museum of Art is celebrating its 80th anniversary. To find out what the museum is planning for that milestone and the 2012-2013 exhibition season, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Tricia Suit, the Taft's Manager of Marketing and Communications.

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