The Book Club @ 91.7
2:34 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Phil Nuxhall: Stories in the Grove

  Phil Nuxhall, official historian for Cincinnati’s Spring Grove Cemetery, followed up his successful photography book, Beauty in the Grove: Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum, with Stories in the Grove - 115 of his favorite stories from the second largest cemetery in the country.  Nuxhall's collection includes tales of Wild Bill Hickok's wife, the man who changed Doris Kappelhoff's name to Doris Day, Babe Ruth's manager, the inventor of the oven window, and more. 

The Book Club @ 91.7
2:23 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Daniel Wright - Senate: Street & Savory

Daniel Wright - Senate: Street & Savory

  Dan Wright, owner of OTR's Senate, offers a peek behind the scenes of his restaurant and his life with his book Senate: Street & Savory.  Favorite recipes, including his popular gourmet hot dogs, are featured along with cooking techniques and tips.
The Book Club @ 91.7
2:01 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

John Scalzi: Lock In

John Scalzi: Lock In

  Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi talks with Mark Perzel about his new novel, Lock In, a near future thriller.

During the interview, Scalzi mentions that there is a discussion going on in science fiction about whether science fiction is a genre or a mode. That is- is it a very specific type of writing that has to be done in a specific way, or is it a wider sort of trope that you can put other genres into? What do you think? Let us know by joining the conversation on the WVXU Facebook page.

Freedom Summer
5:46 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Freedom Summer reunion and conference in Oxford

The Freedom Summer Chimes and three dogwood trees commemorate James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were slain in Mississippi after leaving Oxford in June 1964, and others who have devoted their lives to civil rights and social justice.
Credit Scott Kissell / Miami University

Miami University is continuing to mark the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer.

Nearly fifty Freedom Summer volunteers are in Oxford this weekend for an anniversary reunion and conference.

Besides remembering the past, the conference is focused on the continued significance of the civil rights work which began with volunteer training at Oxford's Western College for Women.

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Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
1:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Bruce Cromer will star in one-man adaptation of "The Iliad" from Homer

Coming next to Ensemble Theater Cincinnati is a one-man, modern adaptation of Homer’s classic The Iliad, starring Bruce Cromer and directed by Michael Haney. These gentlemen join Rick Pender to talk about the regional premiere of An Iliad and their collaborative effort to bring this story to life for today’s audiences.

Three Squares a Day with Occasional Torture
1:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

A profile of local author Julie Innis

Our Kelly Blewett sits down with acclaimed local writer Julie Innis (Three Squares a Day with Occasional Torture) to talk about her works, using Ohio as a setting, and what readers can expect next from her.

Cincinnati Museum Center
1:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Fossil Week kicks off on Wednesday with a series of events and speakers

One of the greatest collections of fossils can be found at the Cincinnati Museum Center, and this weekend those relics will be celebrated during the upcoming Fossil Week. Frank Johnson is joined by Dr. Glenn Storrs and Jack Kallmeyer with details about the event and the importance of these fossils to our greater understanding of this area and what/who came before us.

Ingrid Woode
1:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

The Woode Tribe Orchestra readies a new live CD/DVD release

Robyn Carey-Allgeyer speaks with local musician Ingrid Woode about her Woode Tribe Orchestra, their new live project, Going LiVe In FiVe, and their upcoming CD/DVD release party at the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

Paavo Järvi
1:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

"Maestro" documents the behind-the-scenes world of a classical music conductor

Maestro is the new documentary featuring a look at the life of a classical music conductor, former Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Paavo Järvi. Director David Donnelly joins Brian O’Donnell with an overview of the project and the ongoing Kickstarter campaign to finance the release of the film.

Varekai
1:00 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Bank of Kentucky Center

Cirque du Soleil returns to the Bank of Kentucky Center on the campus of Northern Kentucky University on October 16-19 for six performances of its arena show, Varekai. Paul Bannerman, one of Varekai’s current and original musicians, is on the phone with Lee Hay to provide a preview for this musical-acrobatic-aerobatic-theatrical showcase.

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