The University of Cincinnati Cancer Survivorship Institute will be collaborating with the Indiana University and Ohio State to address the needs of the more than fourteen-million cancer survivors in the U.S. U.C. Health spokesperson Dr. Bev Reigle says earlier detection and better recovery rates are leading to an influx in survivor related issues. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Dr. Reigle how the consortium will work . (get more information at http://healthnews.uc.edu/news/?/24888/ )
In an effort to bring more tourists to Eastern Kentucky, the Appalachian Regional Commission has developed a mapguide that includes 48 food destinations in the region. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Scottie Ellis, Communications Manager for the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism.
A new philanthropic organization in Cincinnati is hoping to make the region a better place by investing in the people that live there. People’s Liberty spokesman Jake Hodesh says they’ll be giving away more than a million dollars to help people chase their dreams and make the city a more interesting place. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Hodesh where the money comes from. (get more information at www.peoplesliberty.org )
According to information from the most recent Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey, one in seven adults surveyed say that they, or someone in their household has gone without healthcare due to financial constraints. WNKU’s matt Kelley asked Interact for Health spokesperson Jennifer Chubinski why people are choosing between basic needs and healthcare. (get more information at www.interactforhealth.org )
One of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations begins its annual conference in Cincinnati Wednesday with events all week including an address by Vice President Joe Biden.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports it’s the first time the National Urban League will gather in southwest Ohio
The annual Ohio State Fair opens today in Columbus; and, as always, one of its most popular exhibits is likely to be the butter sculptures, a tradition that dates back more than a century. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about this year's culinary works of art with The American Dairy Association's Jenny Hubble.
Officials in Covington will be unveiling a new marker in Mainstrasse to remind people of the original name of Pershing Avenue. Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, President of the German American Citizens League says the name was changed a hundred years at the outbreak of World War One. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Dr. Tolzmann to explain why. (get more information about the German American Citizens League of Greater Cincinnati at www.gacl.org)