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, 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.

This month, the first live recording from the Cincinnati Pops will be released. American Originals was recorded in January 2015 at Music Hall and the program featured Conductor John Morris Russell leading the Pops and a group of talented guest stars through parts of the Great American Songbook and the music of Stephen Foster.

Longtime Cincinnati sports writer Lonnie Wheeler has a new book out with a unique look at our national pastime. Intangiball: The Subtle Things That Win Baseball Games, as he tells our Howard Wilkinson, comes from years of studying things like the chemistry and culture of teams like the Cincinnati Reds.

The 30th season of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati kicks off on September 8 with the regional premiere of Luna Gale by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman.

Book Review: "Flavors From Home" by Aimee Zaring

Aug 28, 2015

Roberta Schultz reviews Aimee Zaring’s book, Flavors from Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods.

Dance Programs And Organizations Supported By ArtsWave

Aug 28, 2015

ArtsWave is funding some exciting and innovative dance programs in the coming year, and joining Anne Arenstein to talk about these creative and dynamic programs are Heather Hallenberg from ArtsWave and Brother Abdullah Powell from Elementz, one of the grantees.

Local poet Gerry Grubbs reads his poem, Faintly.

The Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden opens the 2015-16 season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Meet Kentucky's Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon

Aug 28, 2015
Ann W. Olson

Barbara Gray talks with the 2015-16 Poet Laureate for Kentucky, George Ella Lyon, about what the poet laureate does and her goals for her year.

The inaugural Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra Summermusik Festival will feature a performance by the local gypsy jazz band The Faux Frenchmen on August 29.

Jane Durrell learns about the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center's Opportunity Summer program and a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park from the school’s CEO, Clara Martin, and Ronisha Bowden, one of the students who make the trip.