The Hamilton County Parks District is giving people a chance to learn what they need to know to make it through winter in the wild. The Wilderness Skills: Winter Challenge takes place next weekend at the Winton Woods Adventure Outpost. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Outpost spokesman Rick Wheeler about what they’ll be teaching people about cold weather survival techniques. (get more information at www.greatparks.org )
Hogan’s Port City Café and Pub in Portsmouth is preparing to donate $950.00 to the Shawnee State University Development fund. Owner John Hogan says the money comes from proceeds raised during the 2nd Annual “Burns Supper”, honoring the Scottish Poet Robert Burns. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Hogan about why he chose to honor the “Bard” of Scotland at an Irish pub
People will be seeing red today across the country; not because they’re angry, but because today the American Heart Association is encouraging people to participate in National “Wear Red Day” to raise awareness about women’s cardiovascular disease. Lori Fovel spokesperson for the AHA Cincinnati chapter, explained the campaign to WNKU’s Matt Kelley.
The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook is bringing safety in public places such as offices, malls and schools into mainstream conversations. In response, Doctors Cheryl Jonson and Melissa Moon from the NKU Criminal Justice Department are partnering with NKU Police Chief Jason Willis to offer ALICE training to faculty staff, and some students. Doctors Jonson and Moon stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to Matt Kelley about why people need to change the way they think about safety.
The most recent Kentucky Health Issues poll is revealing startling statistics on prescription drug abuse in the Commonwealth and Southwestern Ohio. Ann Barnum, spokesperson for the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati says despite regulations the problem is reaching epidemic proportions.
Local author Andrea Cheng is celebrating another successful children’s book. She’s been writing and illustrating her works for more than a decade, but her most recent story about an enslaved artist is winning her national acclaim.
The Kenton County Public Library is proud to announce that Brent Cooper has been selected as the 2012 Mary Ann Mongan Literacy Award. Cooper’s company, “C-Forward” and its employees have been involved in numerous reading initiatives in the community. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked library spokesman Dave Schroeder how they made the choice…
The USDA is now accepting applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, also known as the “EQUIP” Wildlife Initiative. Kentucky Department of fish and Wildlife biologist Zak Danks says the program provides landowners an opportunity to improve wildlife habitat and the environment through financial incentives.