Ground has been broken for the new Anna Louise Inn. It's moving to Cincinnati's Mount Auburn neighborhood after an agreement was reached to sell the original inn to Western & Southern. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Steve MacConnell, the President and CEO of the inn's parent agency, Cincinnati Union Bethel.
Each year agencies from communities across Ohio conduct a “Point In Time Count” to assess homelessness in the state. Montgomery County Project Coordinator Kathleen Shanahan says it’s a great way to get a snapshot of several different regions to evaluate the problem. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Shanahan to explain how they find, and count the people they’re looking for. (get more information at http://www.mcohio.org/services/fcfc/index.html )
The Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati will be wrapping up its “Civil War Saturdays” presentations this weekend. Public Programming Manager Mary Ladrick says this is the first series of its kind to be offered at the Taft. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Ladrick how the topic of the Civil War fits in with the museum’s mission. (get more information at www.taftmuseum.org )
An NKU alumnus is using the skills he honed in the Masters of Public Administration program to help people thousands of miles away. Dave Moore says his non-profit education helped him to found the Africa Fire Mission. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to the former fire-chief to find out why he chose to train and equip emergency responders in Nairobi. (get more information at www.africafiremission.org or contact Chief Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513)616-9192)
The Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay and Neuter Clinic will be hosting the A’Cat’Demy Awards Extravaganza Red Carpet Fundraiser on March first. Spokesperson Lauren Townsend says the event helps the organization raise awareness and money to provide desperately needed services across the region. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Ms. Townsend to learn more about the O.A.R. ( get more information about the Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay and Neuter Clinic at www.ohioalleycat.org )
Last year a Cincinnati author published a book about one of the city's most iconic food specialties. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Dann Woellert what prompted him to write "The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili".
Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge, and the leaders of several cities throughout the area are announcing a shared strategy to help make the region a more environmentally friendly place to live. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Commissioner Dodge to explain how they plan to make the county greener place to live. (get more information at www.mcohio.org/DRG3/ )