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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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News from WNKU
12:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

What Lesson is Archdiocese Teaching with New Catholic School Contract?

Partners Robbin Hoopes and Richard Miller having dinner with their kids
Cheri Lawson

Some Cincinnatians are planning to gather outside the offices of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati today in support of a teacher who’s leaving the faculty of Purcell-Marian High School after 45 years.

The resignation of 66-year-old Richard Hague, and today’s rally, are in reaction to the wording of a new contract for Catholic school teachers.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson tells us more about another teacher who will not return in the fall.

Richard Miller is gay. He lives with his partner in Cincinnati where together they have six kids. And because of that he’s lost his job.

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News from WNKU
5:23 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Southwest Ohio Teachers Form Union in Response to Catholic Schools Contract

  Some Catholic school teachers in southwest Ohio have formed a union to represent them.   Organizers say they've taken this action in response to a new restrictive employment contract created by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

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News from WNKU
12:39 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Buffalo Killers Release New CD, Heavy Reverie

Buffalo Killers new CD Heavy Reverie
courtesy Buffalo Killers

Buffalo Killers is another homegrown pick from Ohio with lead singers -songwriters Zach and Andrew Gabbard, plus new member Sven Khans and Joey Sebaali . The bands 6th album ‘Heavy Reverie” is out on Sun Pedal Records . Heavy Reverie was recorded in Cleveland, Ohio with producer Jim Wirt who’s also  produced for Fiona Apple and Incubus to name a few.

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News from WNKU
8:30 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Flying Pig Marathon Brings Runners,Spectators and Lovebirds

Kimmie Juenger and Greg Harrell ,lovebirds..run before their wedding next month
Cheri Lawson

One of Cincinnati’s most popular races brought thousands to Cincinnati over the weekend.

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News from WNKU
10:48 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Controversial Contract Causes Catholic School Teachers to Consider Options

Human Rights Campaign members carry petitions to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr asking for teacher contract revision
Cheri Lawson

A new employment contract for Catholic school teachers has created controversy and pushed one group to start organizing a labor union.

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News from WNKU
11:26 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Psychologist Dr Richard Sears Teaches Mindfulness to Help Relieve Stress

Dr Richard Sears
Dr. Sears

Ongoing stress and anxiety can be a challenge. A Cincinnati psychologist recommends  mindfulness as a powerful tool to help.

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News from WNKU
5:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Thousands Observe Unique Cincinnati Good Friday Ritual

Praying the Steps on Good Friday to Holy Cross-Immaculata in Mt. Adams
Cheri Lawson

Praying the Steps leading to a Mt. Adams church on Good Friday is a tradition in Cincinnati that's more than 150 years old.

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