Mark Perzel http://wvxu.org en Our Nimble Lass - Cincinnati Magazine's fascinating story of a local 1930's burlesque performer http://wvxu.org/post/our-nimble-lass-cincinnati-magazines-fascinating-story-local-1930s-burlesque-performer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>She was a local girl with big dreams who found a career in burlesque. After being alerted to an intriguing item for sale on eBay, a “1930's stripper/dancer scrapbook –in Cincinnati,” the editors at <strong>C<a href="http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com">incinnati Magazine</a></strong> pounced, bought the scrapbook, and went in search of the owner'’s story- Erma Kunkel, known as “<a href="http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/features/2014/06/26/our-nimble-lass"><strong>Ermaine</strong></a><a href="http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/features/2014/06/26/our-nimble-lass"><strong>, the Platinum-Haired Dansuese”</strong></a> in the 1930's’ world of burlesque. <a href="https://twitter.com/CincinnatiMag"><strong>Cincinnati Magazine</strong></a> Deputy Editor <a href="https://twitter.com/AB_Walters"><strong>Amanda Boyd Walters</strong></a> and Senior Editor <strong>RJ Smith</strong> talk with us about the unusual tale of a girl from Over-the-Rhine turned personality dancer.”</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 29306 at http://wvxu.org Our Nimble Lass - Cincinnati Magazine's fascinating story of a local 1930's burlesque performer The NUMBERLYS - the new book from William Joyce, the man behind "Toy Story" http://wvxu.org/post/numberlys-new-book-william-joyce-man-behind-toy-story <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>He created the conceptual characters for the <strong>Disney/Pixar</strong>'s feature films <strong>Toy Story</strong> and <strong>A Bug's Life</strong>; he’'s an Academy and Emmy-award winner; and he has written and illustrated over fifty children's books. Now from <a href="http://www.williamjoyce.com/"><strong>William Joyce</strong></a>, co-founder of animation and visual effects studio <a href="http://moonbotstudios.com/the-numberlys/#.U629WaiwMT4"><strong>MOONBOT Studios</strong></a>, comes <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Numberlys-William-Joyce/dp/1442473436/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1405604992&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=numberlys"><strong>The</strong> <strong>NUMBERLYS</strong></a>, the tale of a time when there were only numbers - orderly, dull, numbers. Until the book’'s heroes get to work and create letters, 26 beautiful letters, that bring wondrous things to the world. <strong>William Joyce</strong> talks about his work and latest book.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 29307 at http://wvxu.org The NUMBERLYS - the new book from William Joyce, the man behind "Toy Story" There will be dancin', and more, in the streets on July 19 for Cincy Summer Streets http://wvxu.org/post/there-will-be-dancin-and-more-streets-july-19-cincy-summer-streets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong><a href="http://cincysummerstreets.org/" target="_blank">Cincy Summer Streets</a></strong> is a celebration of our largest public space - our city streets. Cincinnati will close-down traffic on two major roads on Saturday, July 19 - one on the east side of town, one on the west - to create a car-free space for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, skate, dance, create art, connect with their neighbors, and support local businesses. The two events are free, fun, and all are invited. To give us a preview of the events is <strong>Margy Waller</strong>, serendipity director with <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ArtsCincy"><strong>Art on the Streets</strong></a>, and <strong>Melissa McVay</strong>, <a href="http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/dote"><strong>City of Cincinnati Department of Transportation &amp; Engineering</strong></a> Senior City Planner, and city liaison for bike programs.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Mark Perzel 29309 at http://wvxu.org There will be dancin', and more, in the streets on July 19 for Cincy Summer Streets Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox http://wvxu.org/post/citizen-general-jacob-dolson-cox <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Jacob Dolson Cox was a divinity student, Ohio governor, University of Cincinnati president, attorney, a contemporary of James A. Garfield and James Monroe, military historian, and a battlefield commander in the Union Army, rising to the rank of major general. A new biography of prominent Ohioan Jacob Dolson Cox by Eugene Schmiel reveals for the first time Cox’s remarkable Civil War service. Dr. Schmiel joins us to discuss his new book, <a href="http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Citizen-General" target="_blank"><em>Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era</em>.</a></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:10 +0000 Mark Perzel 29020 at http://wvxu.org Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics http://wvxu.org/post/boys-boat-and-1936-olympics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Boys-Boat-Americans-Olympics/dp/067002581X" target="_blank">THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics</a></em>, by <a href="http://www.danieljamesbrown.com/" target="_blank">Daniel James Brown</a>, tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Daniel James Brown joined us to talk about the improbable story of nine working-class boys from the American west who beat the odds and found hope in the most desperate of times.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:05 +0000 Mark Perzel 29021 at http://wvxu.org The Boys in the Boat and the 1936 Olympics