Around Cincinnati

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Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date. Host Lee Hay is joined by prominent local contributors who have their fingers on the pulse of the community and introduce you to the cultural and arts organizations and events that make Cincinnati special.

Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

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Mark Heyne Reviews
12:32 am
Fri December 28, 2012

Book Review: SI Kids "Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Baseball"

Our Mark Heyne, an avowed baseball (and Reds) fan, reviews the new Sports Illustrated Kids Full Count: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Baseball, which provides the youngest fan with lots of fun information about America’s Pastime. For Reds fans, the book lists Aroldis Chapman as one of baseball’s top 3 hardest throwers and Pete Rose in two of its lists: top leadoff hitters and top unbreakable records for his 4,256 hits. 


WVXU's Holiday Tradition
12:32 am
Fri December 21, 2012

Around Cincinnati Christmas Special

Rob Reider (here from the Bob Braun Show days) reciteds "Twas the Night before Christmas"

This year marks the 8th year for WVXU’s Around Cincinnati Christmas Special, this year airing on Sunday, December 23 from 7:00-9:00 pm. As in years past, producer Lee Hay fills this show will plenty of music and storytelling, just in time for that last day of shopping or preparing for your family’s celebration.

Part 1 of the Around Cincinnati Christmas Special

Part 2 of the Around Cincinnati Christmas Special

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Author Marilyn Clark
12:32 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Mrs. Cratchit's Christmas

Xavier University Professor Marilyn Clark has written an intriguing new book that looks at the classic Dickens’ tale, A Christmas Carol, from the perspective of Mrs. Cratchit. Barbara Gray talks with the author of Mrs. Cratchit’s Christmas about this book and the reason why 50% of all proceeds will be donated to the Amy Roloff Charity Foundation, whose mission is to “advocate, inspire and add value to the lives of youth who face personal life challenges.”


Celebrating 125 Years of Columbia Records
12:32 am
Fri December 14, 2012

360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story

Titans of the music industry, Columbia Records, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary with the release of the book 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story by Grammy-nominated author Sean Wilentz. He joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about the amazing artists who have recorded for Columbia Records: from Al Jolsen to Billy Joel; from Phillip Glass to Dixie Chicks. He also talks about the late, great Andy Williams and his connection to Cincinnati.


Recipes From the Historic Paddlewheeler
12:32 am
Fri December 14, 2012

The Delta Queen Cookbook

For many years, the Delta Queen traveled the Ohio River from and around Cincinnati and provided travelers with a unique experience, not just in accommodations, but also in the food that was served. Now, Cynthia LeJeune Nobles is making that dining experience available to everyone with her new Delta Queen Cookbook. She spends a few minutes with Robyn Carey Allgeyer to talk about the Delta Queen experience and some of the recipes food lovers will find in the book.


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