StoryCorps
3:22 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Veteran: Risks In 1950s Bomb Test 'A Disgrace'

The Priscilla event, part of Operation Plumbbob conducted at the Nevada Test Site in 1957, was a 37-kiloton device exploded from a balloon.
U.S. Department of Energy

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 5:36 am

In 1957, Joel Healy witnessed one of the largest nuclear tests ever conducted on U.S. soil.

Healy was in the U.S. Army, stationed in the Nevada desert north of Las Vegas at Camp Desert Rock. He was 17 years old and a private first class at the time.

Healy drove dump trucks, moved materials, and built structures, like houses, that would be destroyed by the explosions so the Army could study the effects of a nuclear blast. He also helped build the towers where many of the bombs were detonated.

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Rowing Fun with the Clermont Crew
1:32 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Head of the Hidden Dragon

Do you like to run? Do you like to row? Would you like to do both on the same day? You can on October 27 when the Clermont Crew presents the Head of the Hidden Dragon event at East Fork State Park. There is a 5000 meter rowing competition, then later there’s a 5K run and festival.

Cincinnati Art Museum
1:32 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Kaiser-Darrin Roadster on Exhibit

On display at the Cincinnati Art Museum

If you aren’t familiar with the 1954 Kaiser-Darrin Roadster, then the Cincinnati Art Museum is ready to play show and tell. This limited edition (435 were made) automobile recently won the 2012 Cincinnati Art Museum’s Artistic Beauty Award at the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance and is on display until early January.

Riding for 4 Causes
1:32 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Meet Jim Serger, Jr.

Jim Serger, Jr. with his father.

Jim Serger, Jr. is currently riding his bike from Indiana to Florida to raise money for four organizations that have been a part of his life, including Cincinnati’s Prospect House.

Author Chuck Sambuchino
1:32 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Red Dog/Blue Dog

Red Dog/Blue Dog

If this year’s presidential race is wearing you out, perhaps it’s time for another perspective on the whole red-blue divide. Why not take it to the dogs?

The Woman behind the Bart
1:32 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Nancy Cartwright

"My Life as a 10 Year Old Boy" by Nancy Cartwright

She’s sometimes a he, or even possibly an animal. She has a voice everyone recognizes, but her name or face may be more of a mystery.

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Book Review
1:32 am
Fri October 12, 2012

"Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky"

"Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky"

Our Roberta Schultz has a review of the new book from Kentucky Press, Arab and Jewish Women in Kentucky: Stories of Accommodation and Audacity (Kentucky Remembered: An Oral History Series) by Nora Rose Moosnick.

Live in Dayton and Cincinnati
1:32 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Over the Rhine Coming Home

Over the Rhine returns to Dayton and Cincinnati

Musical group Over the Rhine will be playing two big shows in Ohio over the next couple of months. First stop is the beautiful Victoria Theatre in Dayton on October 26, and then their annual Christmas show at the Taft Theatre here in Cincinnati on December 1.

Sixth Annual Book Festival Next Weekend
1:31 am
Fri October 12, 2012

2012 Books by the Banks

Time for the Sixth Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20. This free, family-friendly event features over 100 national and regional authors, panel discussions, book readings and a fun kid’s zone. Mark Perzel talks with two of the event organizers, Melissa Norris and Sandy Bolek, about some of the authors coming this year, the growth of the event, and plans to relocate the event to The Banks.

Field Notes with Thane Maynard
1:31 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Yellowstone Park Foundation

Yellowstone Park Foundation

The tight economy and rising prices hit everyone and every business, even a national park. Joining Thane Maynard this week is Ken Barrett from the Yellowstone Park Foundation, talking about the need for private funding to help maintain the beauty and integrity of the park. He also talks about his work with the fish population there and the increase in non-native species which are impacting the ecosystem of the native cutthroat trout.

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