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.

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.

A Poem From Richard Hague

Aug 21, 2015

A poem from local poet Richard Hague from his book, During the Recent Extinctions.

Jim Pelz is an accomplished session and back-up musician and is known around Cincinnati for leading Hickory Robot for many years.

The start of the 2015-16 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra season is fast approaching, which means planning for the ever-popular Opening Night Gala is well-underway.