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Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Wildflowers and Ferns of Red River Gorge and the Greater Red River Basin by Dan Dourson and Judy Dourson.

A Day Of Music And Food To Celebrate Good People

Jul 12, 2019
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On Sunday, July 21, The Good People Festival will be celebrating its 6th year of encouraging hard work and positive influences in the community. Founder of the Good People Festival, Rachel DesRochers, joins Elaine Diehl to talk about her non-profit and the success that she attributes to gratitude.

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews S'mores! Gooey, Melty, Crunchy Riffs on the Campfire Classic by Dan Whalen.

Meet Steve Berlin Of The Legendary Band, Los Lobos

Jul 12, 2019
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Los Lobos band member Steve Berlin reminisces about the band’s early days as he joins Elaine Diehl to talk about upcoming shows, new music and his own touring experiences. Los Lobos and The Mavericks will co-headline a show at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights on Tuesday, July 23.

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Award-winning poet Brian Brodeur, a professor at Richmond, Indiana's Indiana University East, has published his latest collection called Every Hour is Late. He talks about the thematic elements of these works and shares one of his poems in a conversation with Kelly Blewett.

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The 2019-2020 season of Broadway in Cincinnati features compelling music, fantastic characters and even special engagements for the holiday season. General Manager Genevieve Holt joins Jim Stump to talk about the most popular upcoming shows, theatre revivals, and season discounts.

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On August 4, Cincinnati's The Eric Wurzelbacher Quartet will perform at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival. Before they go, our Elaine Diehl welcomes the group into our studio for a conversation and performance. Here is an additional live performance recorded at Cincinnati Public Radio:


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Award-winning travel writer and music journalist Chris Epting is well known for some of his earlier road trip books like James Dean Died Here: The Locations of America's Pop Culture Landmarks, and Led Zeppelin Crashed Here: The Rock and Roll Landmarks of North America

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Authors John and Lottie Christian have long been influenced by Scottish, Irish and English cultures. Joining our Barbara Gray, they discuss their new book, Isle of Man: Fear agus deithe (Men and Gods) as they reflect on the historical value of that time period and their writing process.

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Kentucky Speedway will be hosting a weekend of activities July 11-13 in celebration of 20 seasons of racing, ranging from family friendly camping to pre-race concerts. Lee Hay learns more about what to expect from the event and the special guests set to make an appearance in this conversation with the Speedway's Tim Bray.

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Elaine Welteroth, editor of Teen Vogue and best-selling author, has solidified her role as a titan in her industry with her new memoir, More Than Enough; Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say). Recounting her own journey and ideals, she joins Barbara Gray as they delve into how far her “relentless character,” has taken her.

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Angel's Paws is a local organization dedicated to providing end of life care for pets and support to their owners. They have now branched out to start a new non-profit, Angel's Watch Military and Police Dog Fund. The founder of both organizations, Tammy Wynn, is with our Kelly Blewett to explain their origins and missions.

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When you think of Cincinnati ambassadors, no list is complete without the city's Queen of Mixology, Molly Wellmann. She's in the studio with David Delegator to talk about her life, her career, her book, and her new passion project, Kind Is The New Cool, which addresses bullying in schools.

"Strange Noir" From Local Author Arthur C. Jett

Jun 28, 2019
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Cincinnatian Arthur C. Jett owns his own trucking company and has taken up both painting and writing on the side. Earlier this year, he released his collection of three novellas called Strange Noir, and he's in the studio to talk about his writing with our Barbara Gray.

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He's widely regarded as one of the premier jazz bass players and David Friesen will be bringing his quartet to The Greenwich in Walnut Hills on July 5. He joins Ron Esposito on the phone to talk about his career, some of his recordings, and the players joining him at this gig.

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CAST (Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre) provides area high school students the summer opportunity to be involved in challenging plays and musicals. This summer will bring the play "Mr. Burns…a post-electric play" and the musical "Spring Awakening."

Celebrating Independence Day With The Cincinnati Pops

Jun 21, 2019
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For many, July 4th wouldn't be the same without a trip to Riverbend Music Center for the annual Cincinnati Pops Red, White and BOOM! concert and fireworks. Joining Anne Arenstein with a preview of that concert and a look ahead at the Pops' 2019-20 season is Conductor John Morris Russell.

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Richmond, Indiana native Jeff Hamilton is one of the most respected and sought-after drummers in jazz today. He's on the phone with Yemi Oyediran to talk about his June 26 appearance at Walnut Hills' Caffe Vivace with the legendary Blue Wisp Big Band.

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Lafcadio Hearn was a popular writer in the 19th century who spent time in Cincinnati as a reporter for the Enquirer. He wound up in Japan and wrote a series of fairy tales that have now been assembled into a new book titled, aptly, Japanese Tales of Lafcadio Hearn

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Banjoist/composer/bandleader Bela Fleck has reconvened his world famous Flecktones for a new album and tour. They will appear at Cincinnati's Taft Theatre on June 30, but first he's on the phone with Elaine Diehl with details of their 30th anniversary and getting the band back together.

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