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.

Acclaimed rock band Cracker was in town recently for a show at The Southgate House Revival and two of the members, frontman David Lowery and ace guitarist Johnny Hickman, came by our studios to perform three songs and talk about the band, their current tour and their new double CD,

A Poem From Brian Volck

Aug 14, 2015


A poetry reading by local poet Brian Volck from his book Flesh Becomes Word.

Genevieve Miller Holt, general manager for Broadway in Cincinnati, previews the 2015-16 season, which includes “Newsies,” ‘Pippin,” and “Kinky Boots,” among others, in a conversation with Jim Stump.

A Profile Of Local Artist Kevin T. Kelley

Aug 7, 2015

Jane Durrell continues her series of profiles of local artists with painter Kevin T. Kelley.

Paul Strickland is a comedian, songwriter, musician, actor and storyteller. He’s a favorite of the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and recently relocated to the Cincinnati area.

One of our area’s favorite craft brewers, Rivertown Brewing Company, recently created a beer called Shamble On that was inspired by the music of local band The Whiskey Shambles.

On Ridge Road in Pleasant Ridge, you will find HodesH, a unique store - bordering on a museum – that offers a wide variety of posters of all types: advertising, art exhibits, cars, pinups, travel and so much more.

The SunWatch Native Flute And Art Festival is happening August 14-16 in Dayton, Ohio, and one of the featured performers, Douglas Blue Feather, previews the event in a conversation with Lee Hay.

Acclaimed local jazz musician and King Records’ legend Philip Paul will be honored during the upcoming Cincy Blues Fest with the city proclaiming August 8 as Philip Paul Day.

Pianist and composer Dan Karlsberg just released his new album, The 'Nati 6, which features performances by local music greats Kim Pensyl, Art Gore, Jim Anderson, Brent Gallaher and Marc Fields.