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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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6:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Changing Gears Brings Affordable Vehicles to People who Need Them

A local non-profit group is putting a new spin on an old approach to help people find affordable transportation. Joel Bokelman , spokesperson for Changing Gears says his group takes donated vehicles and gets them to the people in our community who desperately need a reliable car to make their way out of poverty. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. Bokelman how Changing Gears differs from other charitable groups that also ask for donated vehicles.

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12:03 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

NKU Host Northern Kentucky History Day March 22

On March 22, the annual Northern Kentucky Regional History Day will be held in the Votruba Student Union at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Andrea Watkins, a history professor at NKU, is coordinator of the event. She spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.  

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11:45 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Band 2/3 Goat Plays for WNKU on the way to SXSW

2/3 Goat album cover Stream of Conscience
courtesy 2/3 Goat

An acoustic driven New York City band with Kentucky roots stopped by our studios at WNKU on the way to play at SXSW.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with the lead singers of 2/3 Goat, Ryan Dunn and Northern Kentucky University grad Annalyse McCoy .

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6:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Local Realtor Uses Drone Aircraft Technology to Show Properties

A Cincinnati area realtor is combining his love of flying remote-controlled aircraft with a unique way to give his customers a bird’s eye view of properties they’re interested in. Derek Tye, CEO of the Tye group explained how he came up with the idea to WNKU’s Matt Kelley…

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