Around Cincinnati

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Greater Cincinnati has a vibrant arts scene, and Around Cincinnati keeps you up to date. Host Lee Hay is joined by prominent local contributors who have their fingers on the pulse of the community and introduce you to the cultural and arts organizations and events that make Cincinnati special.

Around Cincinnati is made possible in part by a grant from ArtsWave.

Opening this week at Playhouse in the Park’s Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre is Christian O’Reilly’s new play, Chapatti, the story of two senior citizens who rediscover the joys of human companionship through their shared affection for animals. Hear more about it when Rick Pender interviews the play’s director, Anne Marie Cammarato.

Our Barbara Gray steps away from her regular book beat to introduce listeners to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center’s Family Pet Center, located at the Mt. Auburn facility, and one of only two such programs in the US. Kate Shamszad, Critical Manager for the Division of Child Life and Integrative Care at Children’s explains the benefits of this space where kids and their pets can spend time during a hospitalization.

Kelly Blewett has a review of Megan Mayhew Bergman’s Almost Famous Women – a new collection of stories that explore the lives of unforgettable women in history.

Coming February 20 is the ninth installment of The Carnegie’s very popular exhibit and event, The Art of Food. Matt Distel, exhibitions director for The Carnegie joins David Delegator to talk about this year’s theme, the food and the performances happening on opening night, and the art that will be on display.

A poem from Roberta Schultz

Feb 6, 2015

A poetry reading from Roberta Schultz from her chapbook, Outposts on the Border of Longing.

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