By WNKU BusinessWise with Crystal Faulkner and Tom Cooney
WNKU BusinessWise 6-1-09
Highland Heights, KY – BusinessWise, with Elizabeth Edwards, Founder of Cincinnati Innovates, James Zimmerman, a partner in Taft Law's Business & Finance Practice, and Ray Attiyah, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Definity Partners, broadcast the week of June 1, 2009.
"Columbus, Ohio" – Most large companies provide activities for their employees outside the workplace, but Cardinal Health of Columbus has its own orchestra. The group is the brainchild of Ron Reich, who had a conversation about music with a co-worker. They started playing violin duets for company employees, and the idea has grown into a 65 piece orchestra. Reich told WNKU's Matt Kelley he was inspired to return to music by the loss of his best friend
Highland Heights, Kentucky – A group of African-American ministers and some community activists are complaining about a lack of full-service grocery stores in Cincinnati's Avondale neighborhood. As WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports, they're saying the situation is harming the health of residents.
"Cincinnati, Ohio" – David Gaines is performing in front of packed houses this week at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. He's won several awards at events around the country, including Best in Show and Best Solo act, for his one-man performance, Seven-by one Samurai . Gaines dropped by the studio this week to talk to WNKU's Matt Kelley about and his warm reception at the festival ( You can contact David Gaines through his website at www.7x1samurai.com)
Highland Heights, KY – The Meat Puppets stop by the studio to talk with Forrest Griffen and play some tunes LIVE off their new CD, 'Sewn Together,' in advance of their show at The Mad Hatter in Covington, KY, broadcast on June 2, 2009. Find out more about Meat Puppets at www.myspace.com/themeatpuppets. "Rock 'N' Roll, Indie, Soul, Blues, News, & More."
"Covington,Ky." – The mention of route 66 immediately brings to mind famous photos of the legendary road. Deborah Kohl-Kremer a lifetime resident of Villa Hills feels the same way about Kentucky's Dixie Highway, so much so that she wrote a book about it. She talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about why people have such fond memories of a stretch of road You can contact Deborah Kohl Kremer at http://deborahkohlkremer.com/
Highland Heights, Ky – Concern about mold in Morgan's Hall at the University of Cincinnati brought Linda May to Cincinnati. May is an international health and safety consultant who told WNKU News that she believes people are not "crying wolf" when they get upset about the effects of black mold
(Linda May can be contacted at email@example.com. She says she hasn't made a dime in the past three years in her campaign against black mold. She says she's just interested in preserving health.)