Highland Heights, KY – As the NCAA basketball tournament continues later this week, it has more and more people wondering if Northern Kentucky Universeity might one day be a part of it. The university is studying the possibility of becoming a Division I school. Mark Shanley is the co-chair of a campus steering committee looking into the options. He talked with WNKU's Maryanne Zeleznik:
Cincinnati, OH – President Bush has tapped Cincinnati area Congressman Rob Portman to be United States Trade Representative. He'll be the administration's top salesman for free-trade agreements around the world. WNKU's Jay Hanselman talked with Xavier University Political Science Instructor Gene Beaupre about the announcement. He says Portman's decision surprised him...
Highland Heights, KY – The cost of prescription drugs seem to rise more and more each year. A new book talks about some things you still can do to save money. Rick Melcher is the co-author of SMART BUYS DRUG WISE. He told WNKU's Maryanne Zeleznik you h ave to be your own consumer advocate:
Frankfort, KY – The state budget in Kentucky has been the number one topic in Frankfort for the past several weeks. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony Mcveigh takes a look at the budget process and a lawsuit linked to past budget actions:
Cincinnati, OH – The lower end of Cincinnati's radio dial is in for a shake-up. WGUC is buying WVXU from Xavier University for 15 million dollars. The merger will likely mean changes in what listeners hear on both classical 90.9 and 91.7. WNKU's Jay Hanselman talked with WGUC President and General Manager Rich Eiswerth about the deal. He says it was part of the station's long term plan:
Cincinnati, OH – The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premieres LEAP tonight. It's the first winner of the Mickey Kaplan New American Play Prize. It's set on September 11th, 2001, but WNKU's Maryanne Zeleznik reports it's not really about that historic event:
LEAP runs through March 13th at the Playhouse in the Park.