Highland Heights, KY – Mars is highly visible in the night sky, right now. And because of that, the Cincinnati Observatory in Mount Lookout is hosting a "Mars Madness" event this Saturday evening. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dean Regas, the observatory's outreach astronomer.
Highland Heights, KY – On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 20th and 21st, the annual Fine Arts Fund Sampler weekend will provide a taste of the arts in the Cincinnati area. And, as usual, all of the events are free. Margie Waller is Vice President of Arts and Cultural Partnerships with the Fine Arts Fund. Waller says the sampler weekend began about a quater of a century ago, when local arts organizations decided they needed a signature event to demonstrate how the arts make our community viable and vibrant.
Highland Heights, KY – "Andalas", an eight-year-old male Sumatran rhino from the Cincinnati Zoo, has produced the first Sumatran rhino pregnancy at a sanctuary in a national park in Indonesia. The achievement is part of a global captive breeding program for the rare species. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Dr. Terry Roth, Director of CREW, the Cincinnati Zoo's Center for Conservation and Research Endangered Wildlife. Roth is a pioneer in breeding the rhino species in captivity.
Highland Heights, KY – The University of Cincinnati is reporting success with an innovative program for kids who are the first in their families to attend college. The program is helping the first generation students connect the dots so they can perform well academically. WNKU's Cheri Lawson has that story...
By WNKU BusinessWise with Crystal Faulkner and Tom Cooney
WNKU BusinessWise 2-8-10
Highland Heights, KY – BusinessWise, with Doug Bolton, Publisher of the Cincinnati Business Courier, Mackey McNeill, Founder & President of Mackey Advisors, Jack Greiner, Partner with GraydonHead, and Paul Allaer, Partner in Thompson Hine's Corporate Transactions & Securities and International Practice groups, broadcast the week of February 8, 2010.
" Cincinnati, Ohio" – Most of us who grew up around these parts think of lynching as something that happened in the Old West or Deep South. But, the truth is that between 1880 and 1930 more than five-thousand lynchings occurred in the U-S in virtually every state. Dr. James Madison wrote A Lynching in the Heartland about a case that happened in our own backyard, Marion Indiana. WNKU's Matt Kelley talked to Madison about what happened. ( exhibit info at www.freedomcenter.org/without-sanctuary/ )
" Cincinnati, Ohio" – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has come under scrutiny recently for its decision to present the Without Sanctuary photographic lynching exhibit. Dr. James Madison wrote the book A Lynching in the Heartland about a 1930's mob execution in Marion Indiana. He'll be speaking about the book at the Center this Thursday night. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Madison what he'll be talking about. ( exhibit information at www.freedomcenter.org/without-sanctuary/ )