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.

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.

Red Dog/Blue Dog

Oct 12, 2012

If this year’s presidential race is wearing you out, perhaps it’s time for another perspective on the whole red-blue divide. Why not take it to the dogs?

Nancy Cartwright

Oct 12, 2012

She’s sometimes a he, or even possibly an animal. She has a voice everyone recognizes, but her name or face may be more of a mystery.

"Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky"

Oct 12, 2012

Our Roberta Schultz has a review of the new book from Kentucky Press, Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity (Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series) by Nora Rose Moosnick.

Over the Rhine Coming Home

Oct 12, 2012

Musical group Over the Rhine will be playing two big shows in Ohio over the next couple of months. First stop is the beautiful Victoria Theatre in Dayton on October 26, and then their annual Christmas show at the Taft Theatre here in Cincinnati on December 1.

"Mrs. Mannerly" Premieres

Oct 5, 2012

Two of Cincinnati’s great theater names, Ed Stern and Dale Hodges, are teaming up once again for the regional premiere of Mrs. Mannerly at the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati. Stern, who directs, and Hodges, who stars, have worked together for years at the Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol and others.

Phyllis Weston

Oct 5, 2012

Jane Durrell has a profile of one of Cincinnati’s true arts leaders and supporters, Phyllis Weston. Mrs.

Jazz Guitar Great Bill Frisell

Oct 5, 2012
Michael Wilson

A brief word from Frank Johnson regarding jazz guitarist Bill Frisell & the 858 String Quartet's  appearance on October 10 at the historic Emery Theatre .  In conjunction with a FotoFocus exhibiton, they will be performing the world premiere of Musical Portraits from Heber Springs.   

Alice (in wonderland)

Oct 5, 2012

Cincinnati Ballet is ready to present the regional premiere of Alice (in wonderland), a fresh new adaptation of the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Once again, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will provide live orchestration and direction by Septime Webre. Anne Arenstein discusses this new production with the Ballet’s Production Stage Manager, Melinda Dobson.

Hillforest Explores the Unknown

Oct 5, 2012

Robyn Carey-Allgeyer shares information about upcoming paranormal tours taking place at the historic Italian Renaissance home, Hillforest, in Aurora, Indiana.

Spooky Warren County

Oct 5, 2012

Warren County is teeming with Halloween attractions this month, from one spooky end of the county to the other. Jim Stump gets into the creepy details with Bridget Kochersperger, Communications Director of the Warren County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

Author Ken Follett

Oct 5, 2012

Master storyteller Ken Follett is on the phone with Barbara Gray to talk about Winter of the World, the second novel in his new Century Trilogy series, which is currently at the top of the New York Times bestsellers list.

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