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.
Today is the first day of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. National MS Society Ohio Valley Chapter spokesman Rich Walburg says they have a full schedule of events designed to educate people about the disease. Mr. Walburg told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that it may not always be apparent that someone you know is affected by MS. ( get more information at www.fightmstoday.org or get information about the MS run/walks at www.runms.org or www.walkmsohiovalley.org )
The National Museum of the United States Air Force in suburban Dayton, Ohio was unsuccessful in getting a retired space shuttle to put on display. But it did get the next best thing and has just opened an exhibit. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Curator Doug Lantry.
Mainstrasse Village in Covington will be kicking off their Mardi Gras celebration tonight with the "Big Head Parade" and music from The Naked Karate Girls. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked organizer Donna Kremer why the event is such an integral part of the culture in the region. (get more information at www.mainstrasse.org )
An NKU graduate student is joining the ranks of published scholars at the university. “Cincinnati’s Underground Railroad” was co-authored by Richard Cooper and Professor Eric Jackson. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Mr. Cooper at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to find out how the collaboration came about. (get more information at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com/9781467111560/Cincinnatis-Underground-Railroad )
2013 was a good year for business in Boone, Kenton and Campbell Counties. That's the word from Dan Tobergte, President and CEO of the economic development corporation known as Northern Kentucky Tri-ED. He talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.