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, Ron Esposito, Stuart Holman, 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.

Local music legend and nightclub owner Bobby Mackey joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about a new exhibit at Devou Park’s Behringer Crawford Museum entitled Northern Kentucky Music Legends. The exhibit pays tribute to local musicians, composers and others who successfully spent their lives in the music business.

Wounded Home exhibit at the Lloyd Library and Museum

Jul 26, 2013

Downtown Cincinnati’s Lloyd Library and Museum is currently featuring Wounded Home, an art and book exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Jane Durrell learns about how this exhibit was assembled and what visitors can expect to find in a conversation with the library’s Anna Heran and the exhibit’s guest curator, Kate Kern.

"From Behind the Blind" by Robert Murphy

Jul 26, 2013

Barbara Gray welcomes local poet and publisher Robert Murphy to talk about his newest book of poetry, From Behind The Blind, as well as to have him read several of his poems.

Movie Review: Red 2

Jul 26, 2013

Larry Thomas has a review of the new sequel Red 2, starring Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and an all-star cast.

If you saw the original Red a couple of years ago, which I did and really liked a lot, then here’s all you need to know about Red 2and if you saw, and enjoyed, the original Red  you already know that was Bruce Willis who has refrained from killing anyone, John Malkovich as his loony associate who’s still just as paranoid as before, and the girl is the sinfully delightful Mary-Louise Parker. In the first film, she was a customer service representative who became entwined in Willis’ espionage past. And present. And now knows she loves the excitement and the action of such skullduggery and shenanigans, and wants to be a part of it.

Ensemble Theatre's D. Lynn Meyers

Jul 19, 2013

Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati’s Producing Artistic Director D. Lynn Meyers joins our Jim Stump in the studio to talk about the recently announced 2013-14 line-up of regional premieres coming to ETC.

George Hibben, director of stein sales & development from the Rookood Pottery Co, is talking commemorative beer steins with Lee Hay. Again this year, the world-famous Rookwood Pottery artists have created a limited edition stein in conjunction with the Cincy Blues Society and this year's Cincy Blues Fest. The first run is for 300 steins and each one will be registered to the owner by the Cincy Blues Society.

"The Land Beyond the Portal"

Jul 19, 2013

Barbara Gray welcomes local author J.S. Bailey into the studio to talk about her new book, the supernatural thriller The Land Beyond the Portal.

On display: Crosley Motors' 1951 Super Sport

Jul 19, 2013

Our David Delegator shares his thoughts about the Crosley Motors’ 1951 Super Sport, the current featured automobile on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park.

The importance of saving heirloom seeds

Jul 19, 2013

Berea, Kentucky author Bill Best has written a new book extolling the need to save and protect the native heirloom seeds for fruits and vegetables. Robyn Carey-Allgeyer talks with the author about Saving Seeds, Preserving Taste: Heirloom Seed Savers in Appalachia and what simple steps every farmer and gardener can do to maintain the genetic diversity these seeds provide.

Art at Clifton's La Poste eatery

Jul 19, 2013

Clifton’s La Poste restaurant owner Jens Rosenkrantz is also an accomplished photographer and he and local painter M. Katherine Hurley curate a variety of installations at the restaurant. They are with Jane Durrell to talk about upcoming shows and the process of curating a show in the La Poste space versus a more traditional gallery.