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

Cincinnati’s acclaimed Rookwood Pottery is gearing up for the holidays with an open house at their OTR retail location, a new store in Liberty Township, and some newly introduced designs, including a wishbone ornament.

Catacoustic Consort, Cincinnati’s early music presenter, has a busy November with a lecture by Craig Monson, author of Nuns Behaving Badly, on November 11 and on November 13, a concert featuring 17th century music by and for women.

After the Moment: Reflections on Robert Mapplethorpe is the current exhibit at the Contemporary Arts Center which looks back on the 25th anniversary of the controversial exhibit that brought about protests, arrests and lawsuits.

The Carnegie in Covington has a full winter calendar of art exhibits and theater presentations, so to preview all that’s happening, Jim Stump welcomes Exhibitions Director Matt Distel and Theatre Director Maggie Perrino.

Author and renowned herbal teacher and practitioner, Rosemary Gladstar, talks with Barbara Gray about natural health and healing and her book, Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide.

While Playboy may be changing some of the visual content in its magazine, there’s no denying the impact it has made to music, particularly jazz, over the decades.  Ron Esposito talks with Patty Farmer, the author of the new book Playboy Swings: How Hugh Hefner and Playboy Changed the Face of Music.

"Carousel" Coming To The Stage At CCM

Oct 23, 2015

The classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel will be onstage at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music from October 29 through November 1. 

Country music singer and nightclub owner Bobby Mackey stopped by recently to talk to Lee Hay about his new single, Lucille, and some Halloween happenings at his haunted Wilder, KY club. 

Local filmmaker Joe Zappa is premiering his 8-part web series called Clever Girl with a red carpet event at the 20th Century in Oakley on November 1.

With a history unlike any other live music venue, the return of the Ludlow Garage has music lovers ready to return to Clifton.