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, Cliff Radel, 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. 

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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 actor and musician Chuck Land is busy creating and producing his newest web series, Hippified Soldier

Commentary: The Ohio Phonograph Company

Jul 8, 2016

The Ohio Phonograph Company was the first record company to operate out of Cincinnati, and its history involves legal battles with the father of the phonograph, Thomas Edison

The lesser-known connection between General Ulysses S. Grant and the Underground Railroad is explored in-depth in the book Ulysses Underground: the Unexplored Roots of U. S. Grant and the Underground Railroad

Sunset Players, based at the Arts Center at Dunham, will present the first local community theater production of the rock opera Green Day's American Idiot

Poetry Reading: Local poet and Around Cincinnati contributor Roberta Schultz reads a selection from her chapbook, Outposts on the Border of Longing.

Former WVXU jazz producer Mike Spitz is now based in Los Angeles and is the co-author of a fascinating book celebrating great record stores around the country. 

It's time for a big summer weekend of racing at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. 

Book Review: "Switched On" By John Elder Robison

Jul 1, 2016

Book Review: Kelly Blewett reviews Switched On: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening by John Elder Robison.

The Taft Museum of Art celebrates the recently completed TV phenomenon, Downton Abbey, with an exhibit of 36 costumes opening July 2.

A New Book From Michael Henson

Jun 24, 2016

Local musician and poet Michael Henson's newest book is A Small Room with Trouble on My Mind and other Stories and he's with our Barbara Gray.

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