Local Exposure

Local Exposure (LX) is WVXU’s on-location Arts, Events and Culture program that seeks out the known and not-so-well known niches that make Greater Cincinnati such a unique place to visit, live and shop.

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Local Exposure
4:16 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

The House of 'WOW!'

The 'new' telescope at the Cincinnati Observatory

Dean Regas is the Outreach Astronomer for The Cincinnati Observatory in Mt. Lookout.  The observatory is home to, among other things, the oldest telescope in the United States which is still in use on a daily basis.


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Street Music
9:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Cincinnati Street Music: James

James playing his flute on the corner of 9th and Main

James Davis is most often found performing on the corner of 9th and Main downtown, many times with his nephew.  When I met with him, he spoke openly about the challenges that face street musicians in Cincinnati and around the country.

James also sells StreetVibes, a locally-produced newspaper that advocates for the homeless.

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Street Music
9:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Cincinnati Street Music: Daniel & DeShawn

Daniel & DeShawn outside of Findlay Market

When I ran into Daniel & DeShawn, they were surrounded by kids who were dancing and playing various musical instruments and just having a great time at Findlay Market

I spoke with them about interacting in the community through the medium of music, what they do when the weather gets colder and what other difficulties face street musicians in the city.

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Local Exposure
4:21 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Price Hill Will

Price Hill Will is an organization dedicated to growing and sustaining a strong Community in Cincinnati’s largest neighborhood -- through economic development, community engagement and physical revitalization.

I met with Matt Strauss, Director of Marketing & Neighborhood Promotion for Price Hill Will at Corner BLOC Coffee to talk about the neighborhood, its history and its future.

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Street Music
1:08 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Cincinnati Street Music: Bonita

Bonita Price at Findlay Market

Bonita Price was a music major at The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and Central State University but took some time off to raise her family.  She is now a practicing street musician to hone her voice and to provide income since she was laid off from the Jim Beam distillery when it closed its Cincinnati plant in 2011.

I caught up with Bonita at Cincinnati’s Findlay Market - Ohio's oldest continuously-operated public market.

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