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.


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.

Another tradition in our area this time of year is visiting the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park for their Holiday Show featuring beautiful plants, toy trains, the Schmalz Family Holiday Village, and more.

A Song From Tommy Emmanuel

Nov 20, 2015

Internationally acclaimed guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will present his first Christmas concert in Cincinnati on Wednesday, December 9 at McAuley Performing Arts Center.

Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell is back with another gripping psychological tale featuring protagonist Dr. Kay Scarpetta, this one entitled Depraved Heart.

Maureen Kennedy, the co-founder of the Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati, is in the studio with Jim Nolan to talk about their upcoming music & dance concert, Irish Christmas in America.

Sean McGary is a popular local guitarist and member of the band Freekbass and has just released his first solo CD, What a Life

The Cincinnati Art Museum brings high fashion to Mt. Adams with their new exhibit High Style: Twentieth-Century Masterworks from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.