An important part of human history is now on display at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The exhibition Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times opened recently and will be in Cincinnati through mid-April. Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn, co-curator of this exhibition and professor of Hebrew Bible and Judaism at San Diego State University, recently sat down with Mark Perzel to discuss the importance of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, what visitors can expect to see when they visit, and the extreme care that is taken to preserve these artifacts.
Just like clockwork, if it’s December, it must mean time for Cincinnati Magazine’s Best of the City issue, featuring their take on some of the top stories, people, personalities, food and entertainment from the past year. Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters takes Mark Perzel though the selection process and highlights some of Cincinnati’s best from this year’s issue.
The faster police clear an accident, the faster you can get moving again. In this week’s Focus on Technology, Ann Thompson reports on new tools increasing the speed and accuracy of documenting police reports.
It’s always an annual treat when Cincinnati World Cinema brings in the current Lunafest collection. This long-running series of short films by and about women is an excellent way for budding filmmakers to get noticed, and also do some good in the process. As always, a portion of the proceeds from these showings will go to the national Breast Cancer Fund, and locally, to the Eva G. Farris Education Center in Covington.
In any collection of short films, reactions will be different for different people. You may find some inspiring, some funny, some ho-hum. But that’s the luck of the draw, and just like with the British commercial programs, there’s always something new just around the corner. The shortest film is three-and-a-half minutes; the longest eighteen.
Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory joins Cincinnati Edition as a monthly contributor, and his Looking Up segment makes a big bang this month as he talks with Bill Prady, co-creator of the monster CBS hit The Big Bang Theory. They discuss the science used in the show, the growth of the characters over the years, and the story behind Raj’s inability to speak to women.
As your holiday cooking continues in high gear, perhaps you are looking for ways in incorporate locally grown foods into your family meals. Jennifer Kramer-Wine, editor of Edible Ohio Valley, joins Mark Perzel to talk about some of the really tasty, and healthy, local foods available this time of year that would make a wonderful addition to your menu.
Even in the midst of the NFL season, baseball in Cincinnati doesn’t seem to have an offseason. Coming December 7 and 8 to the Duke Energy Convention Center is the annual Redsfest, a gathering of fans, past and present players and coaches, and a myriad of displays and activities. To preview this year’s Redsfest, Kathryn Braun, promotional events manager for the Cincinnati Reds, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.
Cincinnati attorney Jay Brinker is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to highlight important estate tax changes and planning opportunities that the New Year brings. They discuss what investors should think about before the calendar rolls to 2013.