Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date with local, regional and national guests. 

Each week from 7-8pm on Sunday evenings, you'll hear from local contributors who with their guests explore a wide range of subjects from books & poetry, art exhibitions, theatrical productions, area choirs, concerts and musicians, as well as festivals and dance groups.  Some of the contributors include Rick Pender, Anne Arenstein, Michael Grayson, Jim Stump, Roberta Schultz, Robert Nave, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, Robyn Carey-Allgeyer, Elaine Diehl, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out.

If you have an interview idea for Around Cincinnati, please contact Lee Hay, Producer/Host of Around Cincinnati, at Lhay@wvxu.org.

Curious about a piece of music you heard on Around Cincinnati? You can find more information on the Around Cincinnati playlist. Our theme music is courtesy of the Phil DeGreg Trio from their CD, Table for Three.

With the changing landscape regarding medical marijuana, Cincinnati's Lloyd Library & Museum presents a new exhibit in conjunction with the Cannabis Museum in Athens, Ohio. 

The Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame is preparing to induct its fifth class of local musicians on Sunday, March 31 at Mount St. Joseph University

A Poem From Lynn Robbins

Mar 22, 2019

A poetry reading from Lynn Robbins: It's About Time from her book, When You Sit To Write.

Chef Edward Lee was recently seen as a judge on the Kentucky edition of Top Chef and is the owner of several highly-regarded restaurants in Louisville. 

As we celebrate Women's History Month, Barbara Gray speaks with first-time author, Etaf Rum

A show featuring big band music and swing dancing is coming to the stage of The Carnegie in Covington starting March 30. 

In this special commentary, our David Delegator pays tribute to influential poet and co-owner of the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Dr. Catherine Roma is one of the area's most respected choral music leaders, having led groups like MUSE through the years. Now, she focuses her attention on leading groups inside local prisons

Book Review: Just in time for March Madness, Roberta Schultz reviews Adolph Rupp and the Rise of Kentucky Basketball by James Duane Bolin.

The local jazz vocal group No Promises will join two other musical entities for concerts in early April. On April 4, they'll join with the Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers gospel group and on April 6, it's their collaboration with the Cincinnati Collaborative Ringing Project

History professor and coffee shop owner Robert Thurston from Oxford has written a new book about the black gold that powers so many people's mornings. 

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, a song from Cincinnati's Riley School of Irish Music: Happy Remembrance from their CD, The Road to Riley.

The topic no one wants to discuss, but death is inevitable. 

After several months closed for renovation and the installation of new technologies and exhibits, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is ready to re-open, appropriately enough, on Opening Day, March 28. 

Netflix is debuting Juanita, a new film based on Northern Kentucky author Sheila Williams' novel, Dancing on the Edge of the Roof, on March 8. 

Over the Rhine, the local band featuring wife & husband musicians Karin Berquist and Linford Detweiler, celebrates their 30th anniversary in 2019 with the new CD Love & Revelation

As part of Women's History Month, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner joins Barbara Gray to talk about developing female characters, not caricatures, and the strength she sees in her 99-year-old grandmother. 

Caffe Vivace, the coffee shop/jazz club in Walnut Hills, has established a non-profit arm called Jazz Vivace to promote jazz and jazz performances. 

Book Review: "How To Disappear" By Akiko Busch

Mar 8, 2019

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency by Akiko Busch.

A Poem From Richard Hague

Mar 8, 2019

Local poet Richard Hague reads “The Beast of Beer” from his book, Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst and Light: Sequences and Long Poems.

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