The City of Dayton Ohio is becoming a national role model for its work to support immigrants and engage them in business opportunities in the community. Migwe Kimemia, program director for the American Friends Service Committee says Dayton is a place for African immigrants to find peace. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. Kimemia what special challenges people coming from Africa face…
If you want to visit a winery, you don't have to go to California or Oregon, let alone France or Italy. The wine industry is established and growing in Kentucky. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Tyler Madison, Director of the Grape and Wine Marketing Program for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Madison says the state's wine industry dates back a long way.
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is inviting people to “swing like a gibbon, or balance like a lemur” at their recently revamped Jungle Trails exhibit. Director Thayne Maynard says the award winning 20-year-old exhibit has added several new features to enhance the experience. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Maynard about what’s new at the zoo. ( get more information at www.cincinnatizoo.org )
A Cincinnati neighborhood is the winner of The Reds Community Fund and Proctor and Gambles complete makeover of three baseball fields plus additional community projects at Hirsch Recreation Center and Gabriel’s Place.
A program called ZeroLandfill Cincinnati accepts discarded materials at a drop-off location where they can be salvaged and converted to other, often artistic, uses. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the six year old program with spokeswoman Jane Garfield.
August is tree-check month, and officials are asking Ohioans to look for signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Ohio A-L-B Eradication Program spokesperson Rhonda Santos says the beetles can devastate trees, and has no natural predators. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Santos how Asian Longhorned Beetles got here.( get more information at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/topnews/asianbeetle/ )
This Saturday and Sunday, the Cincinnati Museum Center will transport visitors back to the World War Two era, with the center's annual 1940's Weekend. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg got a preview from Program Specialist Chris Mackey.
Dayton area native Alexis Gomez is preparing for the next round of competition after winning the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown at the Clark County Fair. Ms. Gomez describes her style as a mix of country and rock. She talked about what it was like to be the opening act with WNKU’s Matt Kelley...
A new national survey shows that teachers annually spend an average of $485 out of their own pockets for school supplies for their students. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the situation with Stephanie Winkler, the new President of the Kentucky Education Association. Winkler, who has family ties to Northern Kentucky, has been an elementary school teacher for 16 years.