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.

The Rookwood Pottery Co. will be part of the Contemporary Arts Center’s “The Living Room” exhibit when they provide an intricately designed fireplace using Rookwood tiles, going on display Saturday, May 18. Two of the ceramic artists behind this installation, both professors at UC’s DAAP, are Katie Parker and Guy Michael Davis, and they are with Jane Durrell to discuss this unique display.

The Joys and Benefits of Connecting With Our Cosmic Spirit is the new book by University of Cincinnati alum Lloyd Armogan and the author is on the phone with our Ron Esposito to share his story and his insights about True Meditation.

Cincinnati Lawn Bowling Club

May 17, 2013

2013 marks the 100th anniversary for the Cincinnati Lawn Bowling Club, and they are spreading the word about this low-impact sport that has been around for centuries. Marty and Joe White from the club join Lee Hay to talk about the sport, their club, their playing location at the Little Miami Golf Center and to invite anyone interested in lawn bowling to join them for coaching and playing.

Geoffrey Rossano is the award-winning editor of the acclaimed book Hero of the Angry Sky: The World War I Diary and Letters of David S. Ingalls, America's First Naval Ace. As Brian O’Donnell learns, David Ingalls had Cincinnati roots: his mother’s side of the family were Taft’s. Ingalls died in 1985, but this book traces his incredible naval career in his own words.

Pauletta Hansel provides a poetry reading for Mother’s Day.

"Suspect" by Robert Crais

May 10, 2013

Barbara Gray talks with New York Times bestselling author Robert Crais about his new, explosive suspense novel, Suspect.

Showboat Majestic's summer season

May 10, 2013

One sure sign that summer is coming is the announcement of the schedule of plays and musicals coming to the stage of the Showboat Majestic. Tim Perrino and Rodger Pille from Cincinnati Landmark Productions (operator of the Showboat) join Jim Stump in the studio to discuss the line-up which includes “Forever Plaid,” “The Odd Couple,” and more.

If you aren’t already aware, May is Zombie Awareness Month. Maysville, Kentucky resident Robert Kiskaden is an author whose first book is Z-Universe, all about a scientist whose nightmares start to become reality. The author joins Lee Hay on the phone to discuss his nascent writing career and how he came up with the idea for his debut novel.

Betts Longworth Historic District

May 10, 2013

Fans of local architecture and some of the fascinating history of early Cincinnati will want to learn about the upcoming Betts Longworth Historic District walking tours happening on the fourth Saturday of the summer months. Jane Durrell welcomes in two of the walk organizers: Julie Carpenter, the director of the historic Betts House on Clark Street, and Judith Mann. The 90-minute walks start at 1:00pm at The Betts House and the $10 fee also includes admission to The Betts House.

"Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z"

May 10, 2013

Our Roberta Schultz has a review of the fascinating new book, Appalachian Toys and Games from A to Z by Linda Hager Park and Pat Banks, published by University Press of Kentucky.

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