Northern Kentucky University and Hansung University in Seoul, South Korea have signed a Dual Degree Agreement, which is the first of its kind for each of the two schools. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dr. Francois LeRoy, Executive Director of NKU's International Education Center. He says the agreement is the result of a partnership between the two universities, which began in 2007.
Green Energy Ohio is inviting the public to learn about the affordability of sustainable energy resources at a workshop at the Dayton Convention Center this Friday. Spokesman Bill Spratley says today is the last day to get the early-bird rate for the event. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Mr. Spratley to find out more about the day’s activities. (get more information at www.greenenergyohio.org )
Starting this month, the Betts House in Cincinnati's West End will resume walking tours of the Betts Longworth Historic District on the fourth Saturday of each month. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Dayle Deardurff, Executive Director of the Betts House, where the district is located.
A University of Cincinnati doctor will be studying the impact of bariatric weight-loss surgery on cancer rates in severely obese adults. Dr. Daniel Schauer says a two-million dollar grant will fund the research. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Dr. Schauer where the money came from. ( get more information at www.healthnews.uc.edu )
Cincinnati's 22nd annual Bockfest takes place this weekend. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the event with Steve Hampton, Executive Director of the Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation.
The Kentucky legislature is considering a new law that would require children up to nine years of age, or fifty-seven inches tall to be secured in a booster seat when traveling in a car. Triple A spokesperson Cheryl Parker says that a recent survey of its members shows overwhelming support for the measure. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Parker to explain what is being proposed. ( get more information at www.lrc.ky.gov/record/14RS/hb199.htm )
The Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati has just published a book entitled "We Called Him Rabbi Abraham...Lincoln and American Jewry". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Rabbi Gary Zola about his book.
Ohio’s Emergency Alert System sirens will be tested during a statewide drill at 9:50 this morning. Kelli Blackwell, spokesperson for the Emergency Management Agency says that given the polar vortex and flooding in the state recently “Severe Weather Awareness Week” couldn’t come at a better time. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Blackwell what people should expect. (get details at www.ema.ohio.gov )
The Cover story in the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine is entitled “The Top 10 Best New Restaurants”. Joanne Drilling, the magazine’s new dining editor, tells WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg the restaurants are ranked in order.