Around Cincinnati

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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.

Downtown Holiday Windows

Nov 9, 2012

Downtown’s Landor Asssociates will bring back the feeling of years gone by when they decorate the windows in their building, which once was the Shillito’s department store. These windows, while they may bring back memories of family visits downtown in the past, are very 21st century with modern interpretations of classic holiday scenes with an interactive multi-media display. Scott Dannenfelser, Landor’s design director for brand environment, joins Lee Hay to talk about why Landor has resurrected this tradition and what visitors can expect.


Here’s a chance to hear two hidden songs from Zak Morgan’s newest children’s CD, The Barber of the Beasts, recorded right here in Cincinnati. The bonus songs are found at the very end of the CD in a hidden track, but you can hear them Sunday on Around Cincinnati.

Lucie Arnaz

Nov 2, 2012

The American Theatre Wing recently awarded Cincinnati’s Know Theatre a $10,000 grant to help continue the progressive and inclusive work they are doing both on stage and off. Actress Lucie Arnaz (daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz) came to town to present their check and she, along with Know Theatre’s Eric Vosmeier , visited the WVXU studios for an interview with Jim Stump.

Judy Collins

Nov 2, 2012

Sweet Judy Blue Eyes, the memoir of singer/songwriter Judy Collins, is now out in paperback, and she joins Barbara Gray by phone to talk about her life, her music and her book.


Artist Tony DeVarco

Nov 2, 2012

Currently on exhibit at the Marta Hewitt Gallery in the Pendleton Art Center is Way of Time; Recent Digital Photomontage by Cincinnati native Tony DeVarco.

Meet Jetset Getset

Nov 2, 2012

Three teen-aged girls from Dearborn County, Indiana have become a talked about singing group called Jetset Getset. One of the members, Avery Eliason, along with manager Kelli Jette, join Brian O’Donnell to talk about how this group came about, and the serendipity that led Nashville music producer Jack Gale to come out of retirement to produce the group’s first album.

Love, You Gotta Love It, the newest Play With Your Lunch production, is a series of one-act plays to be presented at the Wyoming Civic Center at noon on November 7.

Local poet Gerry Grubbs shares his poem, Something Green.

Haunted Asylum?

Oct 26, 2012

The Athens Asylum has seen its share of spooky happenings. Even the History Channel confirmed this. Barbara Gray discusses this frightening facility in Southeast Ohio with Katherine Ziff, author of Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape.

The Other Side

Oct 26, 2012

Ever wondered about “the Other Side?” Fear no more, Lee Hay talks with New York Times bestselling author and celebrity psychic medium Concetta Bertoldi, author of the new book Inside the Other Side: Soul Contracts, Life Lessons, and How Dead People Help Us, Between

The Bells

Oct 26, 2012

Local actor Michael Blankenship shares his interpretation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Bells. Recorded in

WVXU's studio.

Victory of Light Expo

Oct 26, 2012

Tarot Cards. Crystals, Psychic Readings. Mediums. All of these, and more, are a part of the Victory of Light Expos, organized by Victor Paruta, who joins Robin Carey-Allgeyer to discuss this year’s 20th anniversary of the event at the Sharonville Convention Center on November 17 & 18.

Experimental Halloween

Oct 26, 2012

On the night before All Hallow’s Eve, make your way to the Downtown branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for Experimental Halloween. This frightful event will combine the showing of the classic 1922 silent movie Nosferatu with a live soundtrack provided by The Symphony of Horror, made up of the best of local circuit benders and other musicians.

Author/Psychic John Edward

Oct 26, 2012

John Edward – psychic and host of the nationally syndicated program Crossing Over – visits by phone with Barbara Gray to talk about his new novel, Fallen Masters, which focuses on the end of the world and the help the human race receives from those who have already passed on.

The Dead Celebrity Cookbook

Oct 26, 2012

As the dead rise up for Halloween, it’s not too early to think about Christmas. At least, in a maudlin (but very funny) way.

Around Cincinnati Baseball Special

Oct 19, 2012

The newest “Around Cincinnati Baseball Special”

The World Series is near, so Lee Hay has assembled a 2-hour baseball extravaganza saluting one of the greatest Reds ever, 1B Ted Kluszewski. He was a bigger than life athlete and during this program, listeners will hear from his wife, Eleanor; clubhouse legend Bernie Stowe and his wife, Priscilla; Reds Hall of Famer Ken Griffey; Steve Wolter from Sports Investments; and more. Also learn about this year’s Reds Fest, and the Baseball on the West Side exhibition at the Price Hill Historical Society.

Saluting Big Klu

Oct 15, 2012
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Sunday, October 21, 2012: 8 PM

The World Series is near, so Lee Hay has assembled a 2-hour baseball extravaganza saluting one of the greatest Reds ever, first baseman Ted Kluszewski. He was a bigger than life athlete and during this program, listeners will hear from his wife, Eleanor; clubhouse legend Bernie Stowe and his wife, Priscilla; Ken Griffey; Steve Wolter from Sports Investments; Big Klu in the Reds Hall of Fame and more. Also learn about this year’s Reds Fest, and the Baseball on the West Side exhibition at the Price Hill Historical Society.

Head of the Hidden Dragon

Oct 12, 2012

Do you like to run? Do you like to row? Would you like to do both on the same day? You can on October 27 when the Clermont Crew presents the Head of the Hidden Dragon event at East Fork State Park. There is a 5000 meter rowing competition, then later there’s a 5K run and festival.

Kaiser-Darrin Roadster on Exhibit

Oct 12, 2012

If you aren’t familiar with the 1954 Kaiser-Darrin Roadster, then the Cincinnati Art Museum is ready to play show and tell. This limited edition (435 were made) automobile recently won the 2012 Cincinnati Art Museum’s Artistic Beauty Award at the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance and is on display until early January.

Meet Jim Serger, Jr.

Oct 12, 2012

Jim Serger, Jr. is currently riding his bike from Indiana to Florida to raise money for four organizations that have been a part of his life, including Cincinnati’s Prospect House.

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