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6:00 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Greater cincinnati Community Health Status Survey Shows Adults Making Hard Choices

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 )

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11:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

National Urban League Conference with V.P.Joe Biden in Cincinnati this week

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

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6:32 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Ohio State Fair Features Traditional Butter Sculptures

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.      

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6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Covington Officials to Unveil Marker to Remind Residents of Pershing Avenue's Original Name

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)

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6:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Ohio SPCA Makes Plea for Winter Hay for Rescued Horses

The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is making a special request for donations to help purchase enough hay for rescued horses to make it through the winter. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked spokesperson Teresa Landon why it’s so important to start planning now. (get more information at www.ohiospca.org )

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11:32 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Children's, Freestore Provide Nourishment for Babies

Dr. Andy Beck

The Freestore Foodbank and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have teamed up to help improve nutrition and health for infants from low-income families. The program is called KIND. That acronym stands for Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.  

The FreeStore Foodbank  

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6:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Former Bengal Ben Utecht to Return to Cincinnati to Sing with Jim Brickman Under the Stars Concert

Former Bengal and Colt tight-end Ben Utecht will be returning to the queen city on August first, but this time he won’t playing football; he’ll be on stage singing as part of Jim Brickman’s Under the Stars concert. WNKU’s matt Kelley talked to Utecht about how he became involved in music after his career in the NFL. (get more information about the concert at www.riverbend.org )

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11:01 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Annual Dayton Blues Festival Takes Place This Sunday

Dayton's 29th annual Blues Festival takes place this Sunday afternoon and evening in the heart of the city's downtown. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Lamont Hall Jr., Events Coordinator for Dayton's Recreation Youth Services, how the event got started.  

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6:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Krohn Conservatory to Offer Two Free Seminars This Saturday

The Krohn conservatory will be hosting two free seminars this Saturday July 19th between noon and three o’clock. Spokesman Mark House says the “Urban Gardening” and “Edible Flowers” presentations will teach people how to grow food in small spaces and explore non-traditional foods people can grow anywhere. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. House how the events fit in with their new summer show “The Edible Landscape”. (get more information at www.cincinnatiparks.com/krohn )

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6:32 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Gardner Family Gift to Add New Area to Smale Riverfront Park

A $2.3 million gift from the James and Joan Gardner Family Foundation will add another distinctive area to Cincinnati's Smale Riverfront Park. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Parks Director Willie Carden about the  new area west of the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

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