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.

Two members of the touring company of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots are from Cincinnati and stopped by our studio recently to talk with Jim Stump.

Poet Sherry Cook Stanforth from Thomas More College joins our Barbara Gray to talk about her newest book of poetry, Drone String.

Christopher Wilke is an acclaimed lute player and once taught lute and guitar at Xavier University.

School House Symphony Takes Music Into Schools

Jan 1, 2016

For 40 years, School House Symphony has been taking talented musicians into local schools to introduce students to classical music and musical instruments.

Liz Wu is the co-founding director of Stone Soup Collective and director of the Random Acts of Kindness project.

Book Review: "Walk Till The Dogs Get Mean"

Jan 1, 2016

Roberta Schultz has a review of Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean: Meditations on the Forbidden from Contemporary Appalachia, edited by Adrian Blevins and Karen Salyer McElmurray.

This morning I was saddened to learn that Andrea Cheng passed away on December 26th.  We were lucky to have her come into the WVXU studio twice in 2013 for chats with Barbara Gray about her writings.

    

After a long battle with cancer, Reds Hall of Fame pitcher Jim O'Toole passed away Saturday at the age of 78. 

The left-handed starter was a mainstay of the Reds' rotation in the 1960s; and the Chicago native stayed in Cincinnati after his pitching career, where he and his wife raised 11 children. 

In March, WVXU's Howard Wilkinson recorded an appreciation of O'Toole for Around Cincinnati when he was named Grand Marshal of Cincinnati's 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade. You can listen to it here. 

Former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jim O’Toole has been named Honorary Grand Marshall for Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our Howard Wilkinson talks about Jim O’Toole: the character, competitor and storyteller.

Local poet Tasha Golden (from the band Ellery) has collaborated with celebrated photographer Michael Wilson on her just-released book of poetry.

Meet Manifest Gallery's Artists-In-Residence

Dec 25, 2015

Jane Durrell sits down for a conversation with the two 2015-16 Artists-in-Residence at Manifest Gallery in East Walnut Hills.

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