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.

Miss America 2014 talks about pancakes and healthy kids

Feb 28, 2014

Current Miss America, Nina Davuluri, stopped by our studio recently to talk with Robyn Carey-Allgeyer about the 2014 National Pancake Day on Tuesday, March 4 and how a visit to a local IHOP will support the Children’s Miracle Network and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Book review: "The Monuments Men"

Feb 28, 2014

George Clooney’s new movie, The Monuments Men, is based on a book by the same name by author Robert Edsel. Our Kelly Blewett has a review of the book about this unique art salvation mission during WWII.

Cincinnati will finally have its own Bach Festival, starting March 9 and running through the end of the month. The festival is being organized by the newly formed Collegium Cincinnati, led by Christopher Eanes, director of the Cincinnati Boychoir. He’s with Anne Arenstein to discuss the Bach Festival, including events, venues and performers.

Know Theatre is joining with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to revive the haunting, emotional We Will Rise: Selections from The Afghan Women’s Writing Project in honor of National Women’s Month. Eric Vosmeier, the Know’s artistic director, and Rachel Griner, a P&G loaned executive working with the Freedom Center, talk with Jim Stump about this staged reading production and how the Know commissioned the creation of this script.

Annie Ruth talks about her Ministry of Art effort

Feb 28, 2014

Local artist Annie Ruth, founder of the Eye of the Artists Foundation, recently returned from a trip to Kenya – part of her Ministry of Art effort - where she worked on art projects with children in the impoverished country. She joins our Jane Durrell to talk about the trip, her foundation, and the many struggles faced by the poorest of the poor in African nations.