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Juneteenth Special Programming

Wednesdays in June 2024

In 2024, Cincinnati Public Radio has once again joined with our friends at Urbanist Media's Urban Rootspodcast to celebrate Juneteenth with a local touch.

Juneteenth Cincinnati Shorts are weekly, 90 second tributes to people and places important in our region’s freedom history.

Find each episode below, or, tune in to 91.7 WVXU on Wednesdays at 5:49 and 7:50 a.m. during Morning Edition and again at 4:50 p.m. during All Things Considered.

Additionally, episodes will air on sister station 90.9 WGUC each Tuesday at 6:58 p.m. and Sundays at noon.

2024 Episodes:
2023 Episodes:

About the Urban Roots Production Team:

Deqah Hussein-Wetzel (Co-Host)

Deqah is a Cincinnati-based Somali-American architectural historian. She started Urban Roots in order to increase awareness around how history is preserved (and not).

Vanessa Maria Quirk (Co-Host)

Vanessa is a New-York-based journalist and the co-host of City of the Future and Uncertain Things. She brings serious storytelling skills (and A-game alliteration) to the pod.

Connor Lynch (Editor)

Connor is a podcaster and documentary filmmaker. He takes the Urban Roots scripts and turns them into cinematic, sound-rich audio stories.