9:10 am
Fri January 23, 2015

These never-before-seen WWII photos are 'just the tip of the iceberg'

One of the images Levi Bettweiser developed from among 31 rolls of World War II film for his Rescued Film Project.

Courtesy of the Rescued Film Project

For about two years, photographer Levi Bettweiser has been hunting for old, forgotten film to develop.

"You're always flying blind when it comes to rescued film," he says. "You have no idea what you're going to get." It usually ends up being run-of-the-mill family shots: birthdays, Christmases, vacation snaps. But then a contact phoned him up last year and told him about a batch of 31 undeveloped rolls of film he found at an Ohio auction.

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9:10 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Black to the Future: Afrofuturistic music from Sun Ra to Janelle Monae

Napoleon Maddox and Mildred Fallen at Island Frydays on Short Vine

The writer Mark Dery first coined the term ‘Afrofuturistic’ in his 1994 essay “Black to the Future” to describe a new cultural phenomenon but what exactly is Afrofuturism? 

Michael Gonzales of Ebony Magazine calls Afrofuturism “a cultural catchphrase to describe the world of tomorrow today in music, art, theater, politics and academics,” but the more I tried to further define the term, the more I discovered that Afrofuturistim is a concept that, by definition, defies definition.

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Local News
8:08 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Spot checks discover students missing from some Ohio charter schools

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost explains details of his office's report on charter school attendance
Credit Andy Chow/Ohio Public Radio

Investigators in Ohio Auditor Dave Yost’s office swept through 30 charter schools and found a big difference between the number of students officials reported to the Ohio Department of Education and the actual headcount in half of those schools.

“I frankly was shocked to find that 50% seems to be the average,’’ Yost said. “I think most of the folks in the legislature if you asked them without any backing they would be surprised by 50% attendance rate.”  

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp

Between 1940 and 1945, approximately 1.3 million men, women and children, most of whom were Jewish, were deported to Auschwitz. Before the concentration camp was finally liberated by Soviet forces on January 27, 1945, 1.1 million had perished there. The Soviet troops found only 7,000 survivors. A new exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the camp’'s liberation, Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later, opens January 30 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The exhibit uses artifacts, photographs and personal stories, including those of local survivors Bella Ouziel and Werner Coppel, to tell the history of the Holocaust from various perspectives: victim, collaborator, bystander and perpetrator. Joining us this afternoon to share some of that history, are: Werner Coppel; Sarah Weiss, executive director of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education; and, Dr. C. G. Newsome,  president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. 

Unlocking the Gates of Auschwitz 70 Years Later is presented by the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Cincinnati Museum Center with the support of the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation.

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Fri January 23, 2015

We're talking about baroque music with Suzanne Bona from Sunday Baroque & Jessica Lorey of WGUC

Sunday Baroque, created and hosted by Suzanne Bona, airs Sunday mornings on WVXU’s sister station 90.9 WGUC, along with more than 100 other stations across the country. Each week is a celebration of music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Music by Vivaldi, Bach, Handel and other composers, performed by the best musicians of yesterday and today. Maybe you'’re a lover of baroque music, maybe you'’ve never heard it. Or maybe you have and just weren'’t aware of it. Here to help explain baroque music and why it may be more familiar than most realize, is Sunday Baroque host Suzanne Bona and Cincinnati Public Radio Classical Music Director Jessica Lorey

If you’'d like to learn more about Sunday Baroque and Suzanne Bona, check out the January edition of Cincinnati Magazine.

The Book Club @ 91.7
6:15 am
Fri January 23, 2015

David Welky: The Thousand Year Flood

The Thousand Year Flood by David Welky

In the early days of 1937, the Ohio River, swollen by heavy winter rains, began rising. And rising. And rising.

By the time the waters crested, the Ohio and Mississippi had climbed to record heights. Nearly four hundred people had died, while a million more had run from their homes.

The deluge caused more than half a billion dollars of damage at a time when the Great Depression still battered the nation.

A striking narrative of danger and adventure - The Thousand-Year Flood breathes new life into a fascinating yet little-remembered piece of American story.

The Book Club @ 91.7
6:10 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Kat Fugate: Intuitive

Intuitive by Kat Fugate

What if you had the power to bring someone you love back from the dead?

Intuitive, by local author and ​Middeltown high School teacher, ​Kat Fugate, tells the tale of Miah Rogers who never thought she’d be desperate to capture the past and hold it tightly in a mason jar. She never thought she’d be entering her senior year at Luken High wondering if she is a lunatic; but after her mom’s mysterious death and sightings of her mom’s ghost, she is a shell-shocked teenager.

Now, she must decide what kind of person she is: the kind of person who ignores the truth or the kind of person who is willing to stand up for what she knows is right.

The Book Club @ 91.7
6:05 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Jon Katz: Saving Simon

Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion by Jon Katz

In this heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring memoir, Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion, New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz tells the story of his beloved rescue donkey, Simon, and the wondrous ways that animals make us wiser and kinder people.

Live Events
6:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

The Cincinnati World Piano Competition

2014 CWPC Gold Medalist Moye Chen

Laura Bock from Cincinnati World Piano Competition shares some information about the concerts from 2014 Artist Division Gold-Medalist Moye Chen.

The dinner concert is open to public Wednesday, January 28 at 6pm at Queen City Club.

Around Cincinnati
5:00 am
Fri January 23, 2015

"The Other Place," the newest regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is presenting the regional premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place, a provocative, psychological thriller. Rick Pender sits down with acclaimed Cincinnati actor Regina Pugh, who portrays the play’s central character.