4:54 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Tunisia looks set to move forward by electing a figure from its past

Supporters of Beji Caid Essebsi, the Nidaa Tounes party leader and presidential candidate, wave flags and shout slogans during a presidential electoral campaign rally in Tunis on November 15, 2014. 

Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

The anthem for an election rally in downtown Tunis is a mash-up of a rap about democracy, an old Arabic standard and Tracy Chapman’s “Talkin 'Bout a Revolution."

“This is happening after the revolution — young people becoming hysterical,” says Radhouane Addala, a young Tunisian journalist. “It’s like Michael Jackson who’s on stage!”

Maybe a slightly older version, though: Presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi, the "Michael Jackson" of Tunisian politics, turns 88 next week.

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3:23 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Gender equality is the next great fight in a post-apartheid South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa at dusk.

Jeb Sharp

Many South African women who came of age under an apartheid government are still active in the fight for their rights. But no longer is the main issue race. Now, women and girls across the country are in a fierce struggle against gender inequality.

“South Africa is such a complicated place, with such a brutal history — and race, class, and gender are all intertwined in there — but people are really feeling like gender is the next big issue here,” says The World’s Jeb Sharp.   

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The Book Club @ 91.7
10:47 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Austin Kleon: Show Your Work!

Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon

In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered, Kleon shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known.

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:41 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Piper Hawkins: Visions of Light: A Christmas Story

Visions of Light: A Christmas Story by Piper Hawkins

When young Alice and her kindly old neighbor, Mr. Fredricks (who always reminds Alice of Santa Claus), accidentally collide in the hall of their apartment building, his glasses fall off — and that’s when the magic begins! Alice puts on the glasses out of curiosity and is enchanted to see what Mr. Fredricks sees: the love and light in others. Join Alice and Mr. Fredricks on a magical journey down Main Street, and let Mr. Fredricks show how kindness towards others makes a difference in us all.

Inspired by Cincinnati's Books by the Banks festival, 9-year old Piper Hawkins decided that she wanted to publish one of her own stories. With a little help from her mother and a successful Kickstarter campaign, she's published her first book entitled Visions of Light: A Christmas Story

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:34 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Boris Johnson: The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson

On the fiftieth anniversary of Churchill’s death, Boris Johnson celebrates the singular brilliance of one of the most important leaders of the twentieth century with The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History. Taking on the myths and misconceptions along with the outsized reality, he portrays—with characteristic wit and passion—a man of contagious bravery, breathtaking eloquence, matchless strategizing, and deep humanity.

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:28 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Broadway in Cincinnati

Production photos of the national tour of Cinderella

Elizabeth Truitt, Director of Public Relations for Broadway in Cincinnati discusses their upcoming productions Elf, Cinderella and The Lion King.

Cincinnati Zoo
5:57 am
Fri November 21, 2014

How Indians came to live at the Cincinnati Zoo

There were two groups of Native Americans who lived at the zoo: Cree and Sicangu Sioux.
Enno Meyer Cincinnati Museum Center

In the late 1800's Cincinnatians loved Indians and Indians loved Cincinnati.

Wild West shows at the end of the 19th century were big because the frontier had disappeared and people were enamored with all things Indian. So when a Wild West show in Bellevue, Kentucky closed up, and Cree Indians from Montana were stranded, the Cincinnati Zoo came to the rescue, as far as the Native Americans were concerned.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
1:30 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Ken Rudin (The Political Junkie) & Neal Conan - back together again on WVXU!

Ken Rudin and Neal Conan

The Political Junkie Road Show is happening tonight at the Cincinnati Masonic Center downtown, featuring the men who made Wednesday afternoons appointment listening: The Political Junkie Ken Rudin, and former host of Talk of the Nation, Neal Conan. They are in town for the live show, but will join us today -  from Studio A at CET with a live audience - along with our Howard Wilkinson, to talk politics, midterm elections, ask a trivia question, and take your calls and questions.

Tickets for The Political Junkie Road Show tonight at 7:30pm can be purchased at the door. The Cincinnati Masonic Center is located at 317 E. Fifth Street, next to the Taft Theatre.

Great Scott
12:00 am
Fri November 21, 2014

This year's Opera Fusion - New Works brings together theatre and opera legends

The Cincinnati Opera and UC’s College Conservatory of Music Opera Department have announced that Great Scott, a new opera with music by Jake Heggie (Dead Man Walking; Moby Dick) and libretto by Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Ragtime; Kiss of the Spider Woman) has been selected for their Opera Fusion New Works residency this year. To discuss this opera and the upcoming residency with our Anne Arenstein are Heggie, McNally and Tony Award-winning director Jack O’Brien (Hairspray; Henry IV)

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