Tuesday, March 18, at 6:00 pm in the Portsmouth Public Library, the organization called Main Street Portsmouth will hold a public meeting to talk about the city's entry into the America in Bloom program. Executive Director Sarah Surina hopes to garner suggestions and get volunteers to sign up for the beautification effort. She talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.
Cincy Nation will be hosting its inaugural “Dog Run” on March 29th at the Voice of America Park in Westchester. Organizer Jeff McMahon says the event will benefit ten local charities, and give people an opportunity to spend some quality time with their canine companions. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. McMahon why they decided to present a 5K run that includes dogs. (get more information at www.cincynationrun.com )
About a hundred Kentucky education professionals are attending a workshop today in Lexington. They're working with the state's social services agency to learn how to keep children safer. Teresa James, Commissioner of the Department of Community-Based Services in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the problem of abused and neglected children is a serious one in Kentucky.
Dayton is one of 14 cities nationwide that have been selected to partner with the U.S. Department of Education and the National League of Cities to work with residents on education reform in their community. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mayor Nan Whaley why Dayton was chosen to participate in the program. (get more information at www.daytonohio.gov )
“Let’s Get Lost”, is the title of the new CD by Cincinnati based , Shoot Out the Lights.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with a few members of the band and got a preview of the new record . The release party is happening Friday, March 14th at Northside Tavern in Cincinnati's Northside neighborhood
A local non-profit group is putting a new spin on an old approach to help people find affordable transportation. Joel Bokelman , spokesperson for Changing Gears says his group takes donated vehicles and gets them to the people in our community who desperately need a reliable car to make their way out of poverty. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. Bokelman how Changing Gears differs from other charitable groups that also ask for donated vehicles.
On March 22, the annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day will be held in the Votruba Student Union at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Andrea Watkins, a history professor at NKU, is coordinator of the event. She spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.
An acoustic driven New York City band with Kentucky roots stopped by our studios at WNKU on the way to play at SXSW.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with the lead singers of 2/3 Goat, Ryan Dunn and Northern Kentucky University grad Annalyse McCoy .
A Cincinnati area realtor is combining his love of flying remote-controlled aircraft with a unique way to give his customers a bird’s eye view of properties they’re interested in. Derek Tye, CEO of the Tye group explained how he came up with the idea to WNKU’s Matt Kelley…
WNKU and CincyMusic.com are pleased to announce CincyMusic.com Soundcheck to air every Thursday at 10:00 pm on WNKU beginning this Thursday, March 13th. Soundcheck will be an hour of local music hosted by the one and only Venomous Valdez. The show will focus on local artists that are performing that weekend, releasing new material, or are just worthy of a little extra attention.