This year's 12th annual Paddlefest gets underway tomorrow. Brewster Rhoads, the founder of the three-day Ohio River event, talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg. Rhoads says the festival kicks off with the Kids Outdoor Convention at Coney Island.
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will be hosting “In the Tradition” to perform an African centered jazz concert on Friday to conclude their Juneteenth celebrations. Spokesman Chris Miller says the Detroit-based ensemble will perform music that captures the spirit of the struggle for freedom.
This Friday, the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society will run one of its special train excursions from Huntington, West Virginia to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs. To find out more about the Historical Society and its rail excursions, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Chris Lockwood, the Society's Office Manager and Trip Chairman.
The official start to summer is just a few weeks away, but with the warm weather, the number of people reporting near-drowning incidents increases. Ohio Department of Health spokesperson Mary Clifton says most cases could’ve been prevented. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Clifton if there have been more occurrences this spring than in past years. ( get information at www.odh.gov )
Blues musician and 5 time grammy nominee Kenny Wayne Shepherd along with his lead vocalist and native Cincinnatian Noah Hunt will perform Friday, June 14th at the Madison Theater in Covington , Kentucky.
Tomorrow is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is designed to call attention to the problem of hundreds of thousands of people being abused, neglected or exploited each year. Laurie Petrie, with the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, talked with WNKU's Sara Dreibelbis.
Today the Cincinnati Museum Center is opening what it's calling a cutting-edge exhibition of some of the biggest and strangest dinosaurs that ever roamed the earth. It's called "Ultimate Dinosaurs...Giants from Gondwana". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dr. Glenn Storrs, the Museum Center's Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology.
The Northern Kentucky Health Department is promoting bicycling and combating obesity with a new initiative this summer. Spokesperson Kelly Schwegman says grant money will help transform the department’s six locations into more bike-friendly destinations. Ms. Schwegman explained where the money came from, and what else it will be used for, to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.nkyhealth.org )
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is announcing a new initiative to help teens and young adults who’ve been involved in the foster care system make the transition to adulthood. Director Michael Colbert says kids are often unprepared for life on their own. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Mr. Colbert about how the “Connect the dots” program works. (get more information at www.jfs.ohio.gov )