baseball http://wvxu.org en Exploring the ways the Chicago Cubs have impacted history and society http://wvxu.org/post/exploring-ways-chicago-cubs-have-impacted-history-and-society <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sports historian </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Scott Rowan</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has written a fascinating book looking at the ways the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Chicago Cubs</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> have altered politics, society, race relations, innovation, entertainment, vices and baseball. He’s on the phone with Mark Heyne to talk about </span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Cubs-Quotient-Chicago-Changed-World-ebook/dp/B00IJMZM0Y/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1403619162&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=the+cubs+quotient" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>The Cubs Quotient: How the Chicago Cubs Changed the World</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 05:00:20 +0000 Mark Heyne 28496 at http://wvxu.org Exploring the ways the Chicago Cubs have impacted history and society 2014 Opening Day Playlist http://wvxu.org/post/2014-opening-day-playlist <p></p><p>Opening Day in Cincinnati is like no other. &nbsp;With the help of the <strong><a href="http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/fan_forum/ballpark_music.jsp?c_id=cin" target="_blank">Cincinnati Reds</a></strong>, we have curated a special <strong><a href="http://open.spotify.com/user/jn1512/playlist/3IGaOcAAzX0iOs3RhUthYj" target="_blank">Opening Day Spotfiy playlist</a></strong> to help get you fired up for the 2014 season. &nbsp;These are the songs you'll hear at <strong>Great American Ballpark </strong>when your favorite players come up to bat.</p><p><em><strong>Go Reds!</strong></em></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:08:00 +0000 91.7 WVXU 24659 at http://wvxu.org 2014 Opening Day Playlist The empty and silent Great American Ball Park is about to come back to life http://wvxu.org/post/empty-and-silent-great-american-ball-park-about-come-back-life <p>http://youtu.be/xMx5AO8TwmU</p><p>In thinking about Great American Ball Park through the winter, photographer Michael E. Keating chose to make photographs in black-and-white, a classic look that conveys a mood.</p><p>The ball park is literally a “see” of color, mostly red, but it's extremely important to remember that black and white can be just as subtle as color. It allowed Keating to establish a visual narrative to accompany the essay.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24614 at http://wvxu.org The empty and silent Great American Ball Park is about to come back to life Pitching for Success http://wvxu.org/post/pitching-success <p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24411 at http://wvxu.org Pitching for Success Baseball and the presidency - forever linked together http://wvxu.org/post/baseball-and-presidency-forever-linked-together <p>First, I have a confession to make.</p><p>I have a passion for politics – otherwise, without a complete and utter fascination with politics at all levels, how I could stand to be a journalist covering it for 40 years?</p><p>But my first love is baseball, the greatest game ever conceived by the human mind. A thing of beauty. Always has been, always will be. And, in 22 days, it all begins again, with Cincinnati’s unique holiday, Opening Day.</p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23936 at http://wvxu.org Baseball and the presidency - forever linked together