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.

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Cancer Family Care
1:32 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Rosie Carson back to host concert event

Rosie Carson

For the second year, Cincinnati musician Rosie Carson, who has been touring internationally of late, will come home to host and perform at a fundraiser dedicated to her mother, Sue Carson. Sue lost her battle with cancer, so proceeds from the event, which also features The Graveblankets and Tickled Pink, will benefit Cincinnati’s Cancer Family Care, which provides education and counseling to cancer patients and their families. The concert happens Tuesday, April 16 at the 20th Century Theater. Rosie joins Frank Johnson to talk about this event, her recent travels, and the new CD she and partner Kevin Dempsey will have out in October.

The Rat Race
1:32 am
Fri April 12, 2013

CityLink benefits from upcoming fun run

CityLink, Cincinnati’s one-stop location for a myriad of social and governmental services to assist residents in need, is one of the beneficiaries of this year’s The Rat Race, a 5k and 10k run and walk in around the Loveland Bike Trail. Barbara Gray welcomes in Megan Busch and Dani Watkins from CityLink to not only talk about the run, but about the work of CityLink and how the integration of services is helping some our poorest neighbors.

USAF Museum
1:32 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Reel Stuff Film Festival of America

If you’re an aviation or movie buff, you’ll want to check out the Reel Stuff Film Festival of Aviation at the U.S. Air Force Museum Theater in Fairborn, Ohio. As Larry Thomas learns, the theater recently underwent an $800,000 renovation, upgrading the digital projection and sound system. From April 13-15, they will be showing such re-mastered films as the first Oscar winner, Wings; Top Gun in Imax 3D; Memphis Belle and more.

Playhouse in the Park
1:32 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Rachel Leslie from "A Trip to Bountiful"

Actor Rachel Leslie grew up in Golf Manor and attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts. She’s back in town, performing in the Playhouse in the Park production of A Trip to Bountiful. Jim Stump had the chance to sit down with this psych major about growing up here, her stage career, and some recent world premieres in which she performed.

Room to Read
1:32 am
Fri April 5, 2013

One man's fight against illiteracy around the world

John Wood

It is estimated that there are 775 million people around the world who can’t read. Former Microsoft senior executive John Wood tell his story of starting a worldwide literacy effort in his book Creating Room to Read and he speaks by phone with our Barbara Gray to share this amazing story. Room to Read is now operating programs all over Asia and Africa.

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