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
4:46 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Zoo Academy

While visiting the Cincinnati Zoo this year, I struck up a conversation with a few of the young people working at the zoo and was amazed to find out that they were both graduates of Zoo Academya school inside the zoo

Started in 1975, Zoo Academy is part of the Cincinnati Public School District and its part-time, vocational program became a four-year, college preparatory magnet school in 1995.

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Local Exposure
11:30 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Hemptations Revisited

On January 11, 2013, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer addressed the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors regarding the development of industrial hemp.

Last May we spoke with Beach, the owner and operator of Hemptations in O'Bryonville.  Hemptations is the region's largest proprietor of hemp-based products which include clothing, paper, lotions, soaps, thread and many other products for everyday use.

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Local Exposure
9:55 am
Fri January 11, 2013

New 'Survivor' cast includes Cincinnati native

Matt Bischoff and his 'beard wall' in his home in Cincinnati

Local musician, competitive beard grower and owner of Failure Bikes, Matt Bischoff will be among the 20 contestants in the next season of CBS's long-running reality show, Survivor.

Below is an archived interview I did with Matt for Local Exposure in December, 2011.

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: 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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