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Urban Hikers Set Out On The Appalachian Trail


Three urban hikers embark on a 61-mile odyssey through Appalachian wilderness and document their journey in an upcoming film Why We Walk. The group originally formed in 2015 and began walking the streets of Cincinnati from Findlay Market to Northside, Walnut Hills and across the bridge to Covington. Their backgrounds are disparate, growing up in Ethiopia, the Congo and Cincinnati's Winton Terrace, but they found a common bond in the simple pleasure of walking.

In 2019 the group embarked on a backpacking pilgrimage from the birthplace of the Civil War in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, to The National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. Now the documentary on that journey is in its final stages.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss their journey are Urban Hikers Vanny Mwamba; Abdi Cheik; Tyron Touré and Why We Walk Director and Executive Producer Eric Bishop.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.