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.


Aug 12, 2012

Xanadu, the wonderfully cheesy 1980’s movie musical has been adapted for the stage, and The Carnegie will present the first local production, under the direction of Alan Patrick Kenney. Jim Stump talks roller skating, muses and Gene Kelly with Carnegie Theater Director Joshua Steele.

Celtic Women International

Aug 12, 2012

Cyndi Matyi talks with Barbara Gray about the local chapter of Celtic Women International.

Play it Forward Foundation

Aug 12, 2012

Brian O’Donnell speaks with Jim Hunt about the upcoming auction on August 17th at the Redmoor in Mount Lookout to benefit the Play it Forward Foundation, which provides financial assistance to area musicians.

Preserving Cemeteries in Columbia Tusculum

Aug 8, 2012

The Cincinnati Preservation Society is working diligently to preserve cemeteries in Columbia Tusculum. Executive Director Paul Mueller joins Barbara Gray to discuss the historic relevance of these cemeteries and the extensive efforts and partnerships that are collaborating on this project.

Soul of the City

Aug 8, 2012

Soul of the City is the upcoming art exhibit at the historic Betts House, and Jane Durrell welcomes two of the participating artists, Karen Feinberg and Debbie Davidson.

Convalescence by Tyrone Williams

Aug 8, 2012

Tyrone Williams recites his poem, Convalescence.

Interview with Karin Slaughter

Aug 8, 2012

Barbara Gray speaks with acclaimed author Karin Slaughter, who was recently in town promoting her new book, Criminal.

Interview with Ken Strunk

Aug 8, 2012

Local actor Ken Strunk recently completed filming the movie Promised Land, starring Matt Damon and Hal Holbrook. He joins Jim Stump to talk about this project, filming in Pittsburgh, and life on the set, including his conversations with movie veteran Holbrook

Believe it or not, the Cincy Blues Fest is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, with the event scheduled for August 10 and 11 at Sawyer Point. Mary Beth Weaver from the Cincy Blues Society talks with Lee Hay about this year’s anniversary event, some of the performers and how the Fest supports the efforts of the Society.