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11:09 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Final Tour of Princess Diana Exhibit Inspires Visitors at Cincinnati Museum Center

Princess Diana's Wedding Gown
Cheri Lawson

An award-winning exhibition chronicling the life of Diana, Princess of Wales opened  at Cincinnati Museum Center.

 It's the final stop for the exhibit that has toured the world for over a decade.

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6:00 am
Wed February 19, 2014

"Turtle Canyon" to Open at the Newport Aquarium March 22nd

The Newport Aquarium will be hosting a new exhibit starting on March 22nd. Operations manager Chris Pierson says “Turtle Canyon” will be the new home for more than a dozen different species, including the giant Galapagos tortoise. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Pierson what people will see when they come to the exhibit. (get more information at www.newportaquarium.com )

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6:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

U.C. Professor Spearheads Syringe Exchange Project in Hamilton County

A syringe exchange program spearheaded by University of Cincinnati Dr. Judith Feinberg is now offering services in Hamilton County. Dr. Feinberg told WNKU’s Matt Kelley that they’re not encouraging I-V drug abuse; she says they’re trying to prevent disease and keep people safe until they’re ready to get into a recovery program. (get more information at www.CincyEP.org )

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6:00 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Pain Killer,Heroin, and Methamphetamine Abuse Reaches Critical Levels in Northern Kentucky

Interact for Health's Ann Barnum

The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll shows that about twenty-five percent of adults in the commonwealth know someone who has experienced problems as a result of abusing pain relievers such as OxyContin or Vicodin. Interact for Health spokesperson Ann Barnum says that methamphetamine and heroin overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999, and percentage is even higher in the northern part of the state. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Barnum why the problem is at epidemic levels in this region.

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12:19 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Reds Museum Opens New Exhibit

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum has just opened an exhibit called "Kings of the Queen City". WNKU's Steve Hirschberg toured the displays and asked Executive Director Rick Walls how the exhibit got its  name.   

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6:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Most Recent Poll Reveals Most Kentuckians Don't Know how the Affordable Care Act Will Affect Them

Kate Keller; Interact for Health

The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll indicates that nearly 6 out of 10 Kentucky residents don’t have enough information to know how or whether the Affordable Care Act affects them personally. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Interact for Health spokesperson Kate Keller why people aren’t better informed. (get more information at www.interactforhealth.org or www.healthy-ky.org )

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2:38 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns to Speak About Prosecution of Domestic Terrorism

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns

Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns will be speaking tonight at the Mercantile Library in Cincinnati about his experience prosecuting the domestic terrorists responsible for the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995. The presentation is this season’s last installment of the “Six at Six Lecture Series” sponsored by the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. President Mearns spoke to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about his career as a prosecutor and this case. (get more information at http://sixatsix.nku.edu )

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6:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

"One Man, One Bike, One State" A Scioto County Native's Solo Journey on the Ohio to Erie Trail

Jack Willaims

A Scioto county man is sharing his solo bicycle trip along the Ohio to Erie Trail with audiences throughout the region with a documentary film. Jack Williams completed the 346 mile journey from Cincinnati to Cleveland last summer. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Williams why he decided to take the trip and shoot the film along the way.( get in touch with Jack Williams 740.466.5595 )

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11:41 am
Sun February 9, 2014

UC Professor Leads Olympic Sled Design Team

skeleton sled
courtesy A2 Wind Tunnel

A University of Cincinnati professor led the design team that created the U.S. Olympic Team’s Skeleton Sled. 

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6:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

NKU Students Partner with The Cincinnati Museum Center to Present "Medicine, Marbles, and Mayhem"

The Cincinnati Museum Center is hosting a new exhibit titled; “Medicine, marbles, and Mayhem”.  Public History graduate students from Northern Kentucky University designed and built the exhibit under the supervision of     Dr. Brian Hackett.  Dr. Hackett stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about where they got the artifacts for the exhibit. (get details at www.cincymuseum.org )

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