Around Cincinnati

Sundays at 7 PM

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.

One of the truest signs of spring in Cincinnati is the annual Krohn Conservatory Butterfly Show. This year, they feature Butterflies of the Philippines and the conservatory’s manager, Andrea Schepmann, talks with David Delegator about the history of the show, how the feature country is chosen, and what visitors will enjoy when they visit.

Fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead will recognize the character Dr. Eugene Porter. The actor behind the doctor, Josh McDermitt, spoke by phone with Lee Hay prior to his recent appearance at the HorrorHound Weekend.

Book review: Roberta Schultz reviews Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio, a collection of poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, edited by Neil Carpathios with a forward and contribution from bestselling author Donald Ray Pollock.

Jazz lovers in this area have no doubt made the drive to Dayton to see some of their favorites perform in in intimate setting of Gilly’s, celebrating almost 34 years of presenting live music in their current location. The club’s owner, Jerry Gillotti, joins our Ron Esposito to reflect on some of the greats who’ve performed at Gilly’s and the challenges of booking live music these days.

Buzzer by Chicago playwright Tracey Scott Wilson opens March 26 in the Thompson Shelterhouse at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Joining Rick Pender to discuss this provocative play about race, class and sex are the director, Timothy Douglas, and actor Eric Lynch.

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