The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory will be receiving a grant for $167,000 from the National Institute for Justice. Ken Betz, director of the lab, says that to date 20% of the cases investigated have been resolved and of those 40% have resulted in an arrest or indictment. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked director Betz what they will do with the money. (Get more information at www.mcohio.org/government/mvrcl/ )
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting a presentation by Nicholas Wolpe, the CEO of “Liliesleaf”, one of South Africa's foremost, award-winning heritage sites where the journey to democracy is honored. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. Wolpe what he will be talking about on Sunday October 19th. (Get more information at www.freedomcenter.org )
Author Mark Bailey and Illustrator Edward Hemingway are releasing their latest book titled, “Of all the Gin Joints…Stumbling Through Hollywood History”. Bailey says it’s the sequel to “Hemingway and Bailey’s Bartending Guide to American Writers” which is an homage to the golden age of the cocktail. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to the pair and asked Bailey why they decided to focus on Hollywood. (Get more information at http://www.markbaileywriter.com/#books )
One of the most iconic American products has been made for decades in the small town of Jackson Center in Shelby County, about 50 miles north of Dayton, Ohio. Business for the company that makes Airstream trailers is so good that the factory is undergoing a nearly $6 million expansion. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked CEO Bob Wheeler about the history of the company.
The Northern Kentucky University Center for Environmental Restoration is partnering with several other state and local agencies to return Piner Farm (which is adjacent to Bog Bone Lick Sate Park) to its natural beauty. Spokesman Scott Fennell says the project will involve stream mitigation and wildlife habitat preservation. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Fennell how the center got involved in the project. (Get more information at www.environmentalrestoration.nku.edu )
According to a study by a researcher at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, pediatricians are ordering far more CT scans than necessary to help them decide whether children have concussions. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dr. Wendy Pomerantz, who's presenting the study today at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics in San Diego.
Pictures of endangered species are decorating the campus of Northern Kentucky University as previews of the work of two National Geographic photographers who will be presenting lectures October 15th and 16th. Michael “Nick” Nichols and Joel Sartore will be on hand to describe how they get the amazing shots in the magazine and take questions from the audience. WNKU’s Matt Kelley had a chance to talk to Joel Sartore and asked him what people can expect to hear about at the presentations.