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, 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.

There is a lot going on at Butler County’s Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum, highlighted by their upcoming fun fundraising event, the Zombie Ball.

Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of more than 20 books and she joins our Kelly Blewett on the phone to talk about her latest, The Nightingale, a WWII novel about the war’s impact on the lives of two sisters.

Book Review: "Early Farming Woman" By Jean Bryner

Sep 25, 2015

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews Early Farming Woman, the new chapbook of poetry from nurse and poet Jean Bryner.

Actor Jeremy Dubin joins our Rick Pender to talk about taking on the iconic role of Cyrano de Bergerac in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s current production, running through October 3.

Book Review: "Mellencamp: American Troubadour"

Sep 18, 2015

Roberta Schultz reviews the book Mellencamp: American Troubadour by David Masciotra.

Coming to the Kentucky Speedway on Friday, September 25 is the ARCA Racing Series Crosley 150 and track spokesman Tim Bray is with Lee Hay with a preview of the race and a look back at the busy summer racing season.

He began as a visual artist before becoming a music star as lead singer and songwriter for the seminal new wave band Devo. Akron, Ohio native Mark Mothersbaugh’s day job now is writing music for TV and movies, but he has never stopped creating art.

Bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray is with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest historical mystery, Deception on Sable Hill.

A poetry reading by local poet Gerry Grubbs, Love Makes No Promise.

Cincinnati’s New Edgecliff Theatre opens its 2015-16 season on September 17 at their new home on the Urban Artifact property in Northside.