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Local News
9:40 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Demonstrators Protest Judge's Ruling on Anna Louise Inn Renovation

About 3 dozen demonstrators rallied outside the Hamilton County Courthouse Wednesday to protest Common Pleas Judge Norbert Nadel's ruling last week regarding the Anna Louise Inn. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports on the dispute between the inn's supporters and the Cincinnati company that covets the property on the eastern edge of downtown.

Local News
1:33 pm
Tue May 8, 2012

Local Business Leaders Want New Ohio River Bridge on Faster Track

Local and regional business leaders say building a second bridge to take the traffic load off the Brent Spence must be put on a faster schedule. They also say the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas must find a way to do it on their own without waiting for federal assistance that might never arrive. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg reports.


Local News
11:20 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Historian and Best-Selling Author to Speak at Main Public Library

Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. the Main Public Library in downtown Cincinnati will present a free lecture by Erik Larson, a historian who has authored several New York Times bestselling books.  His latest work is called "In the Garden of Beasts".  The title refers to the Berlin park known as the Tiergarten. The story begins in 1933,  just months after Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany.  Larson talked about his lecture with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. 

Local News
10:32 am
Fri May 4, 2012

History of Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby Museum

The  138th annual running of the Kentucky Derby happens this Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville. To find out about the history of the Run for the Roses, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Wendy Treinen, the Director of Communications for the Kentucky Derby Museum.  She says the derby began in 1875.

Local News
7:52 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Kenton County High Schools Prepare for College and Career

The Kenton County School District is taking career exploration to another level with its innovation and technology academies.

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Local News
4:49 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

City of Cincinnati Offers Green Electric Power

The city of Cincinnati says it has become the first major city in the U.S. to offer 100% green electricity to qualified residential and small business consumers.  WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg talked about the program with City Manager Milton Dohoney.

Local News
11:59 am
Thu April 26, 2012

CSO Names New Music Director

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has a new Music Director.  Louis Langree will take the baton starting with the 2013-2014 season. WNKU's  Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
6:39 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Counting Down to TEDx Xavier University

TED  is a nonprofit organization which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. TED was started 26 years ago  as a conference bringing people together to share ideas.Since then people from around the world have embraced the concept of TED by creating conferences and programs.

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Local News
4:33 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Sassy Molasses Puts a Twang to the Grief Cycle with EP Series

photo courtesy Ivo Vretanarov

The band, Sassy Molasses, is releasing a series of  5 concept ep's . The first installment “Denial and Isolation” just debuted  at the Clifton Heights Music Festival. Sassy Molasses was nominated for the 2011 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Folk/ Americana act .

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Local News
11:10 am
Mon April 16, 2012

New Washington Park Garage Opens This Week

The new garage beneath Washington Park in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood opens to the public this Friday.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the garage and the park renovations with Anastasia Mileham, a spokeswoman for 3CDC, the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation.