Plans for more solar on city building rooftops in Cincinnati are looking up this year.
Director of the Office of Environment and Sustainability Larry Falkin says the city laid low in 2013 because the value of renewable energy credits was down and some state programs expired. "We think we're back in a situation where the economics work now and we have projects that we're working on and we hope to be able to announce them in the near future."
Falkin says the announcement could come in the next two to three months.
A newspaper report last weekend suggested Cincinnati officials allowed the federal government to quietly decertify a flood levee protecting Lunken Airport and nearby homes and businesses without telling city council or the affected property owners.
But testimony from city officials and documents suggest the process was anything but quiet. Council's Budget and Finance Committee heard about the Lunken flood levee during a meeting last Tuesday.
Tonight's show features some classic musicians from the swing era like Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw and Count Basie...plus female vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Linda Ronstadt, and Billie Holiday.
We're heading down to New Orleans this week to celebrate the Mardi Gras season. The show will begin with the Marcus Roberts Trio and then continue with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Professor Longhair, and Dr. John. Dr. John will be headlining the French Quarter Festival running April 10th through the 13th. The festival features 1400 Louisiana musicians on 21 stages during the 4-day festival, and it's all free!
Lots of favorites in this show including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton and Bonnie Raitt. There's a song by Cincinnati favorite Lonnie Mack and New Orleans legend Johnny Adams. You'll also hear a song from Ry Cooder's "Chicken Skin Music" album which was a personal favorite back in the day. And, we'll round out the show with "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" by Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton.