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.

The historic Washington Platform restaurant in downtown Cincinnati will play host to a three-part speaker series/dining experience called Murder on the Menu, kicking off Thursday, February 19. Anne Arenstein learns more about these events that will pair creative menus with stories about Cincinnati’s criminal past from Jon Diebold, owner/chef of Washington Platform and Mike Morgan from Queen City History.

Ron Esposito talks with 1980 Xavier University alum and acclaimed musician Matt Venuti about his musical successes, being a touring musician and performing hang and gubal drums.

Opening this week at Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre is Christian O’Reilly’s new play, Chapatti, the story of two senior citizens who rediscover the joys of human companionship through their shared affection for animals. Hear more about it when Rick Pender interviews the play’s director, Anne Marie Cammarato.

Our Barbara Gray steps away from her regular book beat to introduce listeners to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Family Pet Center, located at the Mt. Auburn facility, and one of only two such programs in the US. Kate Shamszad, Critical Manager for the Division of Child Life and Integrative Care at Children’s explains the benefits of this space where kids and their pets can spend time during a hospitalization.

Kelly Blewett has a review of Megan Mayhew Bergman’s Almost Famous Women – a new collection of stories that explore the lives of unforgettable women in history.

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