Volunteers from across the Tri-State and the Cincinnati Bengals will be joining forces for the annual “Hometown Huddle” today. Barbara Dundee, C-E-O of the Marvin Lewis Community Fund says all the initiative takes place in all N-F-L markets in cooperation with the United Way. Ms. Dundee described how the initiative works to WNKU’s Matt Kelley . ( get more information at www.marvinlewis.org )
The Cincinnati Cyclones are starting this season with a new head coach. Ben Simon has taken over the reins of the team. He was an NHL player, and a player-coach in Double-A with international experience. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Coach Simon to find out why he liked the idea of coming to Cincinnati. (get more information at www.cyloneshockey.com )
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services is announcing the creation of a network of first responders to assist young victims of human trafficking. Michael Colbert, Director of the department says they’re creating a network of centers statewide to make sure no child falls through the cracks. Director Colbert explained how the network was created to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.jfs.ohio.gov/ )
A former cancer patient who is now is in remission is taking on the controversial topic of legalizing the use of medical marijuana in Ohio with a series of speaking engagements. Cheryl Shuman says opponents of the amendment that would legalize medical use, claim that it’s a gateway drug and has no legitimate medical use.
Starting a new business during these economically difficult times can be quite a challenge. But one Northern Kentucky woman is betting that people’s fascination with ghosts and other worldly things will be a niche she can capitalize on. The owner of Wanda Kay’s Ghost Shop Tours and More in Wilder Kentucky; Wanda Kay, explained to WNKU’s Matt Kelley why her store isn’t the typical; main street boutique. (get more information at www.wandakay.com )
In most circles talking about death is considered taboo or morbid but now there’s a worldwide movement to change that and it’s coming to Cincinnati. The first meeting sponsored by Arlington Memorial Gardens of a “Death Café” is being held on Monday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. The global movement was founded by Jon Underwood of England, and brought to the U.S. by Lizzy Miles, a social worker in Columbus, Ohio.
Poet,teacher and radio host Katerina Stoykova-Klemer from Bulgaria has been writing poetry since she was 8 years old . Katerina moved to the U.S. in 1995 and has lived in Lexington, Kentucky since 2005. The author of 3 books of poetry will discuss her life and her newest book of poems at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, Kentucky ,Wednesday, October 16th in conjunction with the 2013 Thomas More College visiting author series.
The flu season is upon us once again, and the Northern Kentucky Health Department is urging people to get their vaccinations as soon as possible. Department epidemiologist Kelly Giesbrecht says the new vaccine will protect against four strains of the flu, compared to three in previous years. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Doctor Geisbrecht if the urban legend about flu shots making people sick is true. (get more information at www.nkyhealth.org )
Governor John Kasich’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team is announcing a new set of guidelines to combat prescription drug abuse and overdoses in Ohio. Cabinet spokesperson Bonnie K Burman explained what the new guidelines mean to doctors, pharmacists and patients to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get mmore information at www.odh.gov )