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, Brian Powers, 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 Lhay@wvxu.org.  Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

Local author and illustrator Loren Long visits with Barbara Gray to talk about his latest book, Little Tree.

Karen Zacarias, the playwright of The Book Club Play that had a successful run at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park two years ago, returns to premiere her latest effort, Native Gardens.

Anomalisa is one of the most talked about animated films of the season and has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Jane Durrell talks with Dr. Clarence G. Newsome, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, about their current exhibition featuring the 13th Amendment and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Steve Milloy, director of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Chorale, sits down with Anne Arenstein to preview their MLK Day Commemorative Program at Music Hall on Monday, January 18.

A re-broadcast of Barbara Gray’s recent discussion with civil rights activist Marian Spencer and her friend Dot Christenson about their book, Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer.

Rebecca Forste visits with Jim Stump to discuss her presentation on the celebrated Ohio poet Paul Laurence Dunbar at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on Saturday, January 30.

Noted actor/director/writer and Golden Globe-winner Regina Taylor recently visited with Anne Arenstein to talk about Maya Angelou's poems and her thoughts as an artist and how her works reflect the fulfillment of Dr. King's dream.

Book review: "The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia"

Jan 15, 2016

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia, edited by Gerald L. Smith, Karen Cotton McDaniel, and John A. Hardin, and published by the University Press of Kentucky.

Jane Durrell sits down with Rebecca Johnson, curator for the newest exhibit at the historic Betts House in Cincinnati’s west end.

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