Two groups in our area are recalling a little-remembered civil rights event that happened in Lexington on the 4th of July in 1867. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Tom Law. He's the project director for the Archeology and Heritage Series which Cincinnati-based Voyageur Media Group produces with the Kentucky Archeology Survey.
Kentucky is joining a collaborative effort to assess college student learning. The Council on Postsecondary Education will work with three campuses to coordinate the study. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Council Vice President Aaron Thompson why they’re conducting the assessment. (get more information at www.cpe.ky.gov )
The cover story in the current issue of Cincinnati Magazine delves into the world of local barbecue restaurants and culture. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the article with Editor-in-Chief Jay Stowe.
According to data collected in the Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey, only about thirty percent of residents gave Cincinnati an excellent, or good rating when it comes to healthy living. Interact for Health conducted the survey. WNKU’s Matts Kelley Vice president Kate Keller if she was surprised by the results. (get more information at www.interactforhealth.org )
The Charter Review Task Force that Cincinnati City Council established will hold the first in a series of public forums on August 18 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at City Hall. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Co-Chair Mike Morgan to explain how the task force will operate and what it's trying to accomplish.
Artworks, the organization that employs teens to create public art in the Cincinnati area, has just started its annual summer youth apprentice program. The budding artists will create 17 projects between now and mid August. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Christine Carli, Artworks' Communications Manager.
Historic New Richmond will be hosting Ohio Chautauqua next week as part of their bicentennial celebration. Spokesman Greg Roberts says the group brings history to life through first-person interpretation. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Roberts to describe what people will experience. ( get details about Ohio Chautauqua performances in Historic New Richmond at www.historicnr.org )
The Washington Redskins are plotting their next move after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the registration of the football team last week. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked John Schlipp, spokesman for the Intellectual Property Awareness center at NKU’s Steely Library to explain what the cancellation means. ( get more information about the Intellectual Property Awareness Center at NKU at http://ipac.nku.edu )
Adults with autism in the U.S. are facing a housing shortage that is nearly at crisis proportions. Good Works Farm Executive Director Nancy Bernotaitis says that most adults with autism live with family members, but would prefer an independent living situation. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Bernotaitis what’s being done to alleviate the situation. (get more information at www.goodworksfarm.org )