Mark Perzel

Host of Cincinnati Edition

Mark Perzel hosts 91.7 WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition on Monday afternoons at 1:00 pm. 

In addition, he can be heard weekday evenings hosting classical music on 90.9 WGUC.  He is also known throughout the public radio industry for inventive, award-winning holiday programs like Tunes from the Crypt, Tunes from the Crypt Goes to the Movies, Feast for the Ears, andLove Greetings.

Mark has worked in the radio industry for more than thirty years. He began in the business when he was a teenager in Charlotte, North Carolina, volunteering for a public radio station.   He attended the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, majoring in broadcasting and minoring in violin performance.

He has performed speaking parts with performing organizations throughout the tri-state including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Opera Theatre, and the Linton Chamber Music Series, and done voiceover work for numerous commercials and industrial videos.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Cincinnati Rollergirls Ready to Hit the Rink

The Cincinnati Rollergirls return to the rink Saturday night.
Provided, Cincinnati Rollergirls

The Cincinnati Rollergirls have their first game of the season Saturday night at The Cincinnati Gardens. If you’ve never seen them, this is NOT your father’s roller derby, that staple of late-night weekend television. Played on a flat track, the action is up-close, fast, and fun. Team members Sydney Greathouse, player name Big Ugly, Jennifer Damron, Sailor Scary to her teammates, and Amanda Wilson, aka Mama Crass, join us.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Threads of Heaven Exhibit at the Taft Museum

Imperial Dragon Insignia, China, 1850–1900, silk and metal thread embroidery on silk.
Provided, Taft Museum of Art

  

The Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China’s Last Dynasty exhibit is now on display at the Taft Museum of Art. The exhibit illustrates the culture of the Qing dynasty and the final days of empire in China through more than 100 rarely seen items, including imperial silk robes, hats, fans, sleeve bands, rank badges, jewelry, shoes, and wall hangings. Lisa Morrisette, Taft Museum manager of School and Docent Programs, gives us an idea of some of the many beautiful pieces on display. 

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Queen City Chess Classic Starts Today

The Queen City Chess Classic Tournament at Paul Brown Stadium this weekend will attract over 700 young players.

The 13th Annual Queen City Classic Chess Tournament  takes place today and tomorrow. Presented by Cris Collinsworth Proscan Fund and sponsored by The Cincinnati Bengals, the Queen City Classic attracts hundreds of young chess players to Paul Brown Stadium for two days of fun, competition, and opportunities to learn from grand masters of the game. The Pomeranz family started the Queen City Classic in 2002. Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund Executive Director Maggie Fennell and Cody Pomeranz discuss the tournament, and efforts to teach local students the game  of chess.

Cincinnati Edition, Today at 1:00
6:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Undead Pool, Kim Harrison

Witches and demons battle in this latest in Kim Harrison's Hollows series.
Provided, Kim Harrison

In The Undead Pool, the latest in bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series, Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows. Kim Harrison talks about the most recent release in her urban fantasy adventure series.

Cincinnati Edition, Today at 1:00
6:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Sixth Extinction

Latest book by Elizabeth Kolbert points to us as the cause of the next extinction.
Provided, Elizabeth Kolbert

Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions,  when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring a predicted sixth extinction, which this time around, will be  caused by us. In her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, author Elizabeth Kolbert describes traveling the world to document the mass extinction of species that seems to be unfolding before our eyes. She recently talked with Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard about her book, and what she’s discovered.

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