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6:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

CINSAM to Host First Lego League State Championship at NKU on February 7th

Forty-seven teams comprised of middle school students will be coming to NKU to compete in the Kentucky First Lego League State Championship on Saturday February 7th . The event is being hosted by the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics, known as CINSAM. Spokesman John Farrar visited the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about what people can see at the competition.

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10:26 am
Fri January 23, 2015

"No Time for Silence" Dialogue at American Jewish Archives on Sunday

This Sunday, January 25 at 4:00 pm, the American Jewish Archives at Cincinnati's Hebrew Union College is marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with a community dialogue. The event is called "No Time for Silence". Dr. Gary Zola, the Executive Director of the Archives, explains to WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the purpose of the event, which is free and open to the public.   

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6:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Cincinnati Cyclones to Host "Frozen 5K" to Benefit Pink Ribbon Girls

The Cincinnati Cyclones will be hosting their annual Frozen 5K on January 31st. Spokesman Nick Brunker says the proceeds from the event will go to the Pink Ribbon Girls to help fight breast cancer. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Brunker how the club got involved with this particular charity. (Get registration information at https://cyclones.cincyregister.com/5k )

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6:00 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Poll Shows That Most Kentuckians Favor Excise Tax for E-Cigarettes

According to information released by Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, more than half of the adults polled are in favor of placing an excise tax on E-Cigarettes, so they would be taxed at the same rate as traditional tobacco products. Megan Folkerth, spokesperson for Interact for Health says that currently E-Cigarettes are only subject to sales tax. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Folkerth why she thinks people are in favor of a new tax. (Get more information at www.interactforhealth.org )

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6:00 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Ohio Developmental Services Agency Offers Energy Assistance Programs

The Ohio Developmental Services Agency is offering assistance for people who are having difficulty managing their energy bills. Spokesperson Penny Martin says they have several programs available to help people get through the winter months. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Martin to explain the Winter Crisis Program. (Get more information at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov )

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9:26 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Auschwitz Exhibit Opens Soon at Freedom Center

On January 27, 1945 the Red Army, as it advanced through Poland, liberated Auschwitz, perhaps the most infamous of all the Nazi death camps. To mark the anniversary of that event, Cincinnati's National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, on January 30, will open a locally produced exhibit entitled "Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz....70 Years Later". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg has this preview.

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10:45 am
Sat January 17, 2015

High Court to Hear Gay Marriage Cases, including Kentucky,Ohio

Rally as same-sex marriage cases were heard in August
Cheri Lawson

The nation’s highest court says it will decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the U.S. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports a ruling is expected by early this summer.

In November, a federal panel in Cincinnati  upheld  bans on same-sex marriage in four states  -- Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.

 The Supreme Court justices will review that ruling in April and a decision is expected by late June. 

Laura Landenwich, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the Kentucky case, says this is a big day.

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10:26 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Cincinnati Man Accused in Capitol Terror Plot Held without Bond

Christopher Cornell

An Ohio man arrested by the FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol appeared in court for a detention hearing Friday in Cincinnati.  WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports 20-year-old Christopher Cornell was ordered held without bond.

With several family members present, Cornell, wearing an orange jumpsuit, appeared before federal magistrate Stephanie Bowman.

Cornell was arrested Wednesday outside a gun shop near Cincinnati and charged with plotting an attack on the nation’s Capitol.

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10:17 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Cincinnati Magazine Publishes Annual Top Doctors Issue

The January edition of Cincinnati Magazine is the annual  issue that lists the area's top 900 doctors in 50 specialties. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Amanda Boyd Walters, the magazine's Director of Editorial Operations, how the list was compiled.  

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6:00 am
Fri January 16, 2015

"Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature" to Open Saturday at the Krohn Conservatory

The Krohn Conservatory Spring show, “Falling Water Gardens: A Modern Work of Nature” will harmonize design principles influenced by nature. Conservatory spokesperson Andrea Schepmann says it’s never too early to start gathering ideas for your garden. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Schepmann to describe the inspiration for the exhibit.(Get more information at http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/index.php/krohn/10-krohn/529-2015-spring-show-falling-water-garden )

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