Highland Heights Ky. – Business Wise for the week of Aug 22 to 26 has Kay Geiger & Rob ReifSnyder on the United Way kickoff, Tom Cooney & Crystal Faulkner on protecting your retirement and what to do if you owe the I.R.S., Joel Ivers on nano-technologies, Moe Rouse on starting a business to generate profit for charities, Pat Longo on entreprenuership, and Sarah Kelly Marshall on how to have an advantage when job searching.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – Duke Energy is among the utility companies that have been called in to help restore electric power in the states that got hit by Tropical Storm Irene. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Sally Thelen, a spokeswoman for Duke in the Cincinnati area.
" Campbell County, Ky." – The ancient sport of Dragon Boat Racing will be coming to Northern Kentucky. The captain and coach of the local women's team is Priscilla Egersma, and she says The "Paddling for the Pink" Dragon Boat Festival raises breast cancer awareness and helps support the Breast Center of Saint Elizabeth Healthcare. WNKU's Matt Kelley talked to Egersma about the races, and what exactly a Dragon Boat is. ( get more information at www.stelizabeth.com/dragonboat )
Highland Heights, KY – Soldiers from the Kentucky National Guard were honored at a departure ceremony as they left for Iraq this past weekend.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports it's the first time the Independence,Kentucky based unit has been deployed.
Erlanger, KY – Businesses are taking advantage of social media and how it can boost revenue. But not everyone has a handle on how to make that happen.Michelle Beckham- Corbin is one of the go-to people in Greater Cincinnati when it comes to social media.WNKU's Cheri Lawson asked how business owners can use facebook effectively.
Highland Heights,Kentucky – Governor John Kasich's new private, job-creation group called JobsOhio will improve the way the state does business with companies that want to come to or expand in Ohio. That's what Mark Kvamme, the President of the organization, told local business leaders at a meeting sponsored by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, yesterday. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.
" Wapakoneta, Ohio" – Ohioans across the state have an opportunity to learn about, and celebrate their musical heritage thanks to a partnership between Ohio Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution. Council spokesperson Fran Tiburzio says the exhibit, "New Harmonies: Celebrating American Grassroots Music" changes at each stop to reflect local influences and styles. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Tiburzio what grassroots music is. (get more information at www.ohiohumanitites.org)
Highland Heights, Kentucky – $60 million 625 thousand. That's the goal for this year's United Way of Greater Cincinnati fundraising campaign. It's higher than the amount collected last year. Campaign Chair Kay Geiger, President of PNC Bank, tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg the needs of the community continue to grow exponentially. Geiger says there are several new wrinkles in this year's campaign, including the main mantra "Bring One".
Cincinnati,OH – An earthquake in Virginia was felt by many of our listeners this week.WNKU's Cheri Lawson talked with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Mac Swinford and several WNKU listeners who phoned in with their experience of the 5.8 magnitude quake.