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Local News
10:42 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Mammoth Cave National Park Has $62 Million Economic Impact on Region

A new study compiled for the National Park Service shows Mammoth Cave National Park generates $62 million  a year for the South-Central Kentucky area. The park is located about halfway between Louisville and Nashville, near I-65. Vickie Carson is the park's Public Information Officer.  In this Postcard story,  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Carson about the findings of the economic impact study.

Local News
4:27 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

First Free Arts Sampler Coming Up This Weekend

This Saturday, the first in a series of three free arts sampler days takes place around the Cincinnati area.  Rebecca Bromels is Director of Communications for Artswave.  Bromels tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg that all three sampler days take place on Saturdays.

Local News
10:00 am
Tue February 7, 2012

dunnhumbyUSA Near Deal to Stay in Downtown Cincinnati

dunnhumbyUSA is working on a formal agreement with the city of Cincinnati, the state of Ohio and 3CDC to keep its headquarters downtown but in a new location. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Stuart Aitken, the company's CEO.

Local News
12:00 pm
Mon February 6, 2012

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Touts Record of Helping Ohio

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says his department is doing everything it can to help grow Ohio's economy and to help improve the state's rural areas.  Vilsack talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg in the wake of President Obama's recent State of the Union Address.

 

Local News
11:41 am
Fri February 3, 2012

Super Bowl Football and All NFL Footballs Are Made in Ohio

Sunday night's Super Bowl,  just like every Super Bowl before it, will be played with a football made in the small town of Ada in Northwest Ohio. That's where the Wilson company has been making all of the NFL's official footballs since 1955. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with company spokeswoman Molly Wallace.

Music News
11:14 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Local Musician Visits WNKU for Live Performance and Interview

Local songwriter and musician Josh Eagle of "Josh Eagle and the Harvest City" was in the WNKU studios last Friday to perform live. Afterwards WNKU's Steve Hirschberg sat down with him for an interview. Eagle was asked when he first realized he that wanted to make music his career.

Local News
11:09 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Kentucky Brewgrass Trail Celebrates Growing Microbrewery Business

When you think of adult beverages made or mixed in Kentucky, you naturally think of Bourbon and, perhaps, Mint Juleps.  But now The Bluegrass State is starting to produce its own locally-crafted beers.  In fact, there is even a new website for beer-loving tourists.  It's called The Brewgrass Trail.  In this Postcard story, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the burgeoning breweries with Adam Johnson.  He is Executive Director of the Danville/Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Local News
10:20 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Mallory Hosts Free Financial Education Day at Main Public Library

 

This Saturday,  Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is hosting a Financial Education Day at the main public library downtown.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

Local News
10:40 am
Thu January 26, 2012

NKU Partners in New Children's Law Clinic in Covington

Professor Amy Halbrook
Northern Kentucky University

The non-profit Children's Law Center in Covington has just teamed up with Northern Kentucky University's Chase College of Law to start a clinic designed to help young clients who need legal services.  The clinic will also help NKU law students hone their skills and get real-world experience in their chosen profession. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Professor Amy Halbrook, the Director of the new clinic.

Local News
6:00 am
Thu January 26, 2012

MashComm36 Will Help Businesses and Provide Experieince for Students

Griffin Hall, NKU's Informatics showplace.

Businesses and non-profits looking for help finding solutions for PR and communication technology issues will be getting some assistance from NKU students. The College of Informatics and Communication Department will be hosting MashComm-36. Professor Zach Hart says student teams will work with area partners to design strategies and integrate technology to solve existing problems. WNKU’s Matt Kelley visited with Dr. Hart to find out how the program will work.

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