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.

A Poem From Richard Hague

Oct 16, 2015

Local poet Richard Hague reads one of his poems from his book, During the Recent Extinctions: New and Selected Poems 1984-2012.

Keep on Fighting: The Life and Civil Rights Legacy of Marian A. Spencer is the recently released biography of the 95 year-old Cincinnati activist.

A new online calendar has been rolled out by ArtsWave for the greater Cincinnati area's arts community. will highlight concerts, exhibitions, classes and other arts happenings including experimental performances, music lectures, as well as cultural festivals and art house films.

The latest regional premiere at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is a one-man play called Buyer & Cellar, which answers the age-old question, what if Barbra Streisand decided to purge her lifetime of showbiz memorabilia?

Christopher Eanes, the artistic director of the Cincinnati Boychoir, joins Anne Arenstein to discuss an ongoing research project with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to study boys’ changing voices.

Carousel of Love is the new CD from local singer/songwriter Serenity Fisher and her band, The Cardboard Hearts, and she, along with two of her band members, Michael G. Ronstadt and Matt Halvorson, join Lee Hay to talk about the music, the band, and the CD release party happening on October 16 at Molly Malone’s in Covington.

The 2015-16 season presented by the Cincinnati Arts Association also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Aronoff Center.

Perfect for Halloween, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s main branch will host a spooky screening of the 1920 silent film horror classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, written by rock legend Robbie Robertson (The Band) and illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist David Shannon.

Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith and Assoc.

Laura Eason, one of the writers for the hit Netflix series House of Cards, is the playwright of Playhouse in the Park’s first Thompson Shelterhouse production, Sex with Strangers.