Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date with local, regional and national guests.  Each week from 7-8pm on Sunday evenings, you'll hear from local contributors who with their guests explore a wide range of subjects from books & poetry, art exhibitions, theatrical productions, area choirs, concerts and musicians, as well as festivals and dance groups.  Some of the contributors include Rick Pender, Anne Arenstein, Jim Stump, Roberta Schultz, Jane Durrell, David Delegator, Barbara Gray, Dave Lewis, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, and Kelly Blewett.  Brian O'Donnell, Frank Johnson, Suzanne Bona, Howard Wilkinson, and Jim Nolan, staff members of Cincinnati Public Radio, also help out. 

If you have an interview idea for Around Cincinnati, please contact Lee Hay, Producer/Host of Around Cincinnati, at  Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

Guitarist Jeffrey Seeman has teamed with Windham Hill Records founder Will Ackerman for a new CD, Everything in Between, and the release party will take place December 19 at Live at the Ludlow Garage.

Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their holiday production of A Christmas Carol.

Novelist Mary Higgins Clark has been writing suspense novels for 40 years, and she’s with our Barbara Gray to talk about her newest, All Dressed in White.


Cirque du Soleil will bring its newest touring show, Toruk: The First Flight (Inspired by James Cameron’s “Avatar”), to Cincinnati’s US Bank Arena starting May 4, 2016.

Tom Crawford, president of the Cincinnati Men’s Chorus, joins Jim Nolan to talk about the choral group’s 25th anniversary season and their upcoming holiday concert.

Book Review: "Women Of The Mountain South"

Nov 27, 2015

Roberta Schultz has a review of Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work and Activism, edited by Connie Park Rice and Marie Tedesco, and published by Ohio University Press.


Local theater legend Pam Myers is currently on tour with a production of White Christmas that Broadway in Cincinnati is presenting at the Aronoff Center starting Tuesday, November 24.

Barbara Gray reads the Thanksgiving story Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie from the book Haunted Holidays: Twelve Months of Kentucky Ghosts by Roberta Simpson Brown and Lonnie E. Brown.

The holiday theater season would not be complete without a Joseph McDonough/David Kisor family musical at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and this year it’s their take on Cinderella.

Book Review: "Once In A Great City: A Detroit Story"

Nov 20, 2015

Kelly Blewett has a review of the new book from journalist (currently associate editor at The Washington Post) and author David Maraniss called Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story.