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, Cliff Radel, 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. 

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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.

The music and dancers, the food and the beer, all of it part of the annual Dayton Celtic Festival

Morgan Rigaud is a Northern Kentucky-based fine and decorative arts/collectibles appraiser who appears regularly on the KET program Kentucky Collectibles, which will be taping at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on August 20. 

Poetry reading: Local poet Richard Hague reads from his book, Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst and Light: Sequences and Long Poems.  

MYCincinnati, the music program for young people in Price Hill, has two exciting projects taking place, including a CD of lullabies recorded in collaboration with Hawaiian musicians. 

Behind The Scenes At The Cincinnati Opera

Jul 15, 2016

Prior to the Cincinnati Opera's season-ending performances of Puccini's Tosca, Rick Pender sits down for a conversation with Glenn Plott, their director of production. 

Jerry Nelson is a farmer who also writes a column about farming, family and life in the Midwest. Or he's a writer who's also a farmer. 

The acclaimed author of the bestselling book that looked at The Wizard of Oz from a completely different perspective (Wicked) is back with another twist on a beloved classic. 

One of Cincinnati's true sporting traditions is the USTA National Father & Son Clay Court Championship, celebrating its 43rd year this year. 

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews Keeping Heart: A Memoir of Family Struggle, Race, and Medicine (Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia) by Otis Trotter and Joe William Trotter, Jr.

Preserving The Sorg Opera House In Middletown

Jul 8, 2016

Music Hall isn't the only historic local theater undergoing renovations – the Sorg Opera House in downtown Middletown is trying to be saved by a dedicated group of volunteers.

The Jewish Baseball Museum Is Starting Out Online

Jul 8, 2016

Before a bricks-and-mortar facility can be built, the Jewish Baseball Museum is establishing itself on the internet. 

The New Young Reader Novel From Brian Wells

Jul 8, 2016

Local author Brian Wells has written a new novel for middle school aged children that uses a strong vocabulary to help keep their skills sharp during the summer months. 

Local actor and musician Chuck Land is busy creating and producing his newest web series, Hippified Soldier.  

9/20/16 update from Chuck Land: 

After two years of developing the concept and starting pre-planning for Hippiefied Soldier, I am really excited to announce that we'll have the World Premier on Sunday, Sept 25th.  There will be two different showings that day and more info and tickets can be obtained via our event Facebook page.  Please spread the word and I hope to see you there!  Thanks!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1229723040405061/

Commentary: The Ohio Phonograph Company

Jul 8, 2016

The Ohio Phonograph Company was the first record company to operate out of Cincinnati, and its history involves legal battles with the father of the phonograph, Thomas Edison

The lesser-known connection between General Ulysses S. Grant and the Underground Railroad is explored in-depth in the book Ulysses Underground: the Unexplored Roots of U. S. Grant and the Underground Railroad

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