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.

The Westwood Art Show Is Back For Its 7th Year

Aug 21, 2015

Featuring more than 60 artists, live dance and music, fun for the kids and more, the 7th Annual Westwood Art Show takes place on September 12 in the Westwood Business District and our Anne Arenstein previews the event with co-chair Leslie Rich.

David FitzSimmons is an award-winning freelance photographer and writer whose children’s book series, Curious Critters, just expanded with the release of Curious Critters: Ohio.

Learn About Ohio-Born Jazz Musician Ted Lewis

Aug 21, 2015

Ted Lewis was an early 20th century jazz musician from Circleville, Ohio who spent much time performing in and around Cincinnati.  David Lewis has a conversation with Joseph Rubin who performs as and maintains a museum in honor of Ted Lewis.

Jim Nolan has a review of the new CD Pollinator by local band Comprador.

Meet Bobby Sharp, The Very Busy Local Jazz Drummer

Aug 14, 2015

He’s one of the busiest jazz drummers in the area, currently keeping the beat for three different groups – he’s Bobby Sharp and the Cincinnati native is talking with our Stuart Holman.

Jane Durrell has a review of Ian Adams’ latest collection of images, A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio, Vol 2.

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years since Bob Dylan shocked the music world at the Newport Folk Festival by playing electric guitar.

For the third year, C-S-Arts Cincinnati has made the works for some of the area’s finest artists available to the public in a format based on community supported agriculture: art lovers by shares in the works being created in order to add these original pieces to their collection.

Acclaimed rock band Cracker was in town recently for a show at The Southgate House Revival and two of the members, frontman David Lowery and ace guitarist Johnny Hickman, came by our studios to perform three songs and talk about the band, their current tour and their new double CD,

A Poem From Brian Volck

Aug 14, 2015


A poetry reading by local poet Brian Volck from his book Flesh Becomes Word.