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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"Mother"
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Local poet Mary Anne Reese

In honor of Mother’s Day, local poet Mary Anne Reese reads her poem Mother.

Cincinnati Public Radio
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Meet Chelsea VandeDrink, our master recording engineer

Cincinnati Public Radio’s Chelsea VandeDrink is the master recording engineer responsible for recording every performance by the Cincinnati Opera, The May Festival, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, including the Lumenocity concerts. In this profile, Frank Johnson finds out the challenges Chelsea faces, especially in the outdoor setting of Washington Park with 20,000+ people packed in.

"The Girls of Atomic City"
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Author Denise Kiernan tells a little known story from WWII

The Girls of Atomic City is a fascinating fact-based novel about the women who unknowingly built the atomic bomb while working in the small town of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Author Denise Kiernan was recently in Cincinnati and came by our studio to talk with Lee Hay about these women and this little known part of WWII history.

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The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Movie Review: Fading Giggolo

It’s quite easy to be a fan of John Turturro, the actor. He’s turned in a wide range of quality performances since 1980. Most notable on his resume are three films with the Coen Brothers, Miller's Crossing, O Brother Where Art Thou, and Barton Fink, four with Spike Lee including his terrific Do the Right Thing, and even stepping up to the high-tech action genre with a recurring role in three of the Transformer films.

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Irish Heritage Center
1:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

World premiere production of "Tho' It Were Ten Thousand Miles"

The Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati will present the world premiere of Tho’ It Were Ten Thousand Miles, a play written by William H. A. Williams and directed by Maureen A. Kennedy, founder of the Irish American Theater Company, on May 16-18. The author and director join Robyn Carey-Allgeyer to discuss this new production and their collaboration.

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