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10:28 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Drew Lachey Hosts CincySings

Drew Lachey

Entertainer and Cincinnati native Drew Lachey is hosting a competition called CincySings. He tells WNKU’s Steve Hirschberg it’ll be an evening to celebrate the arts and raise awareness for Artswave, the organization that raises money for local arts organizations.

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10:37 am
Mon March 24, 2014

LaRosa's Celebrates Milestone Today

Today, one of Cincinnati's most iconic, family-owned businesses is celebrating its 60th anniversary. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Buddy LaRosa and his son Mark about their mini empire of pizzerias.  

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12:15 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Teddy Kremer is Ready to Ride in the Opening Day Parade as Honorary Grand Marshal

Teddy Kremer
Cheri Lawson

Fans line the streets of downtown Cincinnati every year for the Findlay Market Opening Day parade . A guy who became a fan favorite last year is riding in the 3rd car.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports

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11:52 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Oil Spill Clean Up in Colerain Township Continues

Sunoco Logistics/Mid-Valley contractors removing oil from pond using skimmers
courtesy EPA

The clean up effort and investigation are underway at Oak Glen Nature Preserve near Cincinnati . WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports thousands of gallons of crude oil leaked from an interstate pipeline. 

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6:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

The Blind Boys of Alabama to Perform at Northern Kentucky University Friday Night

The Blind Boys of Alabama will be performing tomorrow night at Greaves Hall on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with group spokesman Jimmy Carter to find out more about their sixty-plus years in the industry and what to expect the concert.

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8:18 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Portsmouth Enters America in Bloom Program

Tuesday, March 18, at 6:00 pm in the Portsmouth Public Library, the organization called Main Street Portsmouth will hold a public meeting to talk about the city's entry into the America in Bloom program.  Executive Director Sarah Surina hopes to garner suggestions and get volunteers to sign up for the beautification effort. She talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

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6:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Cincy Nation to Host Inaugural "Dog Run" March 29th at VOA Park in West Chester

Jeff McMahon and his running partner Duke

Cincy Nation will be hosting its inaugural  “Dog Run” on March 29th at the Voice of America Park in Westchester. Organizer Jeff McMahon says the event will benefit ten local charities, and give people an opportunity to spend some quality time with their canine companions. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. McMahon why they decided to present a 5K run that includes dogs. (get more information at www.cincynationrun.com )

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12:03 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Social Services, KY Schools Partner for Training on Child Protection

About a hundred Kentucky education professionals are attending a workshop today in Lexington.  They're working with the state's social services agency to learn how to keep children safer. Teresa James,  Commissioner of the Department of Community-Based Services in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the problem of abused and neglected children is a serious one in Kentucky.    

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6:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Dayton Picked to Partner with U.S. Department of Education, National League of Cities

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley

Dayton is one of 14 cities nationwide that have been selected to partner with the U.S. Department of Education and the National League of Cities to work with residents on education reform in their community. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mayor Nan Whaley why Dayton was chosen to participate in the program. (get more information at www.daytonohio.gov )

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10:02 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Shoot Out the Lights Ready to Release New Record

Shoot Out The Lights new record
courtesy Shoot Out The Lights

“Let’s Get Lost”, is the title of the new CD by Cincinnati based , Shoot Out the Lights.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with a few members of the band and got a preview of the new record . The release party is happening Friday, March 14th at Northside Tavern in Cincinnati's Northside neighborhood

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