Local Exposure

Local Exposure (LX) is an online program dedicated to highlighting the local music, art, and culture that make Greater Cincinnati such a unique place to visit, live and shop.

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Hemptations Revisited

Jan 15, 2013

On January 11, 2013, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer addressed the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors regarding the development of industrial hemp.

Last May we spoke with Beach, the owner and operator of Hemptations in O'Bryonville.  Hemptations is the region's largest proprietor of hemp-based products which include clothing, paper, lotions, soaps, thread and many other products for everyday use.

Local musician, competitive beard grower and owner of Failure Bikes, Matt Bischoff will be among the 20 contestants in the next season of CBS's long-running reality show, Survivor.

Below is an archived interview I did with Matt for Local Exposure in December, 2011.

The House of 'WOW!'

Jan 10, 2013

Dean Regas is the Outreach Astronomer for The Cincinnati Observatory in Mt. Lookout.  The observatory is home to, among other things, the oldest telescope in the United States which is still in use on a daily basis.

James Davis is most often found performing on the corner of 9th and Main downtown, many times with his nephew.  When I met with him, he spoke openly about the challenges that face street musicians in Cincinnati and around the country.

James also sells StreetVibes, a locally-produced newspaper that advocates for the homeless.

When I ran into Daniel & DeShawn, they were surrounded by kids who were dancing and playing various musical instruments and just having a great time at Findlay Market

I spoke with them about interacting in the community through the medium of music, what they do when the weather gets colder and what other difficulties face street musicians in the city.

Price Hill Will

Dec 19, 2012

Price Hill Will is an organization dedicated to growing and sustaining a strong Community in Cincinnati’s largest neighborhood -- through economic development, community engagement and physical revitalization.

I met with Matt Strauss, Director of Marketing & Neighborhood Promotion for Price Hill Will at Corner BLOC Coffee to talk about the neighborhood, its history and its future.

Bonita Price was a music major at The Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and Central State University but took some time off to raise her family.  She is now a practicing street musician to hone her voice and to provide income since she was laid off from the Jim Beam distillery when it closed its Cincinnati plant in 2011.

I caught up with Bonita at Cincinnati’s Findlay Market - Ohio's oldest continuously-operated public market.

1207 Returns to OTR

Dec 11, 2012

A new music venue is opening in OTR!

It is called "1207" - a throwback to the original venue from the 1990's.

Located just upstairs from Cincy by the Slice, Venomous Valdez - a regular friend of the show says it will be a "little room with an emphasis on Americana/Folk/Jazz/Blues/Indie Rock."

The "soft opening" will be this Thursday, December 13th.

Our focus for Local Exposure has always been on Food, Family and Culture, and we thought it would a great, fun activity to record ourselves reading some of our favorite children's books and share them here.

This is a recording of me reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle with my daughter, Annie at bedtime.  I simply recorded it with my phone and uploaded it to SoundCloud and shared it here.

Chelsea VandeDrink

Jim's right - this interview was warm and inviting.  An emotion not to distant from our overall experience in Wyoming.  The women in charge of the Wyoming Farmer's Market are not just enthusiastic about food, but the community as well.