Cincinnati Edition Saturday

"The History of Us"

Jun 28, 2013

Leah Stewart teaches creative writing at the University of Cincinnati and is a successful novelist with her books Husband and Wife, and The Myth of You and Me receiving critical acclaim. Her newest book, The History of Us, based here in Cincinnati, is out and she joins Mark Perzel to discuss her writing and her newest novel.

Pretty much every spirit known to man begins life as some sort of plant: sake began with a grain of rice; scotch emerged from barley; tequila from agave; rum from sugarcane; and bourbon from corn. In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores how humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform all matter of plant life into alcohol over the centuries. She’s with Mark Perzel this morning for a little liquor education.

Summer exhibits at the Reds Hall of Fame

Jun 28, 2013

Chris Eckes, the operations manager and chief curator of the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about a couple of the current exhibitions, including the salute to Joe Morgan and the display of autographs from the entire history of the ball club, and the few that have eluded him.

Peter Sorrentino from Huntington Funds

Jun 28, 2013

June has been an interesting month on Wall Street, with new highs and large drops. To help put all that volatility into perspective, Peter Sorrentino from Huntington Funds spends a few minutes On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

The Week in Review

Jun 28, 2013

The Week in Review with Jay Hanselman.

Local author David Gillham talks with Mark Perzel about his bestselling novel, City of Women, based in World War II Berlin, and now out in paperback.

Mark Perzel learns the story of Italian cycling superstar Gino Bartali, the man who not only won the Tour de France in 1938 and 1948, but to this day holds the record for longest time span between victories. It also shares the story of how his secret efforts helped save Jews in Italy during World War II. Aili & Andres McConnon discuss their book Road to Valor: A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation which recounts Bartali’s inspirational life.

Don't miss these upcoming run/bike/outdoor events

Jun 21, 2013

There’s never a shortage of runs and other athletic events around town. On this edition of The Front Row with Betsy Ross, you will hear about the upcoming Hyde Park Blast from organizer Cheryl Koopman; and October’s TQL Urban Race from Jo Wehage.

International Investing update from Madelon Matlock

Jun 21, 2013

With our economy so tied to the world economy, it’s time to check in with our international investing expert, Madelon Matlock, from Boston-based Pioneer Investments on this week’s On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

The Week in Review

Jun 21, 2013

The Week in Review with Jay Hanselman:


Finding a job is more difficult now than ever before. The rules for job hunting keep changing and the competition is more intense. Career expert Andrea Kay has a new book out to help with the process. This Is How to Get Your Next Job: An Inside Look at What Employers Really Want provides practical advice on how to land that job, and she’s with Mark Perzel to talk about this book.

"I Could Pee on This"

Jun 14, 2013

Poetry takes on a distinctly feline voice with selections such as “Kneel Before Me,” “Who Is That On Your Lap,” and “Some Of My Best Friends Are Dogs.” This collection of cat verse (and accompanying photos), brought to us by Mark Perzel’s guest, Francesco Marciuliano (author of the internationally syndicated comic strip Sally Forth), is aptly titled I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats.

Celebrate the Ohio River next week

Jun 14, 2013

Cincinnati’s annual Paddlefest is once again joined this year by Pedalfest, and the celebration of the outdoors and the Ohio River grows larger and larger. Paddlefest organizer Brewster Rhodes and Pedalfest organizer Nern Ostendorf are in The Front Row with Betsy Ross with a preview of the events coming June 20-22.

Investing news from David Osborn

Jun 14, 2013

David Osborn of the Cincinnati firm Osborn, Rohs, Williams and Donohoe is On the Money with Chris DeSimio with a mid-month look at Wall Street and news affecting your portfolio.

The Week in Review

Jun 14, 2013

The Week in Review with Jay Hanselman

It’s hard to believe, but Elementz, Cincinnati’s hip hop youth services organization, is celebrating its 8th anniversary this year. They moved into a new, larger space last year and continue to expand programs designed to keep our city’s young people safe, off the streets, and moving towards an educated, positive life. Brother Abdullah Powell, the creative director of Elementz, is in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about the past eight years and what he sees for the organization in the coming years.

In advance of Father’s Day, Mark Perzel speaks with Jeffrey Brown, who has written and illustrated a charming book, Darth Vader and Son, which takes an amusing look at what would happen if Darth Vader took an active parenting role with 4-year old Luke Skywalker.

2013 Western & Southern Open coming in August

Jun 7, 2013

It’s fast approaching, and now is the time to make your plans. The 2013 Western & Southern Open runs from August 10-18 at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason. Will Sikes, spokesman for the tournament, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about this year’s event.

Bob Lutz spent 47 years with General Motors and retired as one of the most respected leaders in the auto industry. He’s now written a book on leadership that says it all right from the title: Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership and he’s on the phone and On the Money with Chris DeSimio.

The Week in Review

Jun 7, 2013

The Week in Review with Jay Hanselman.

The Week in Review

May 31, 2013

The Week in Review with Jay Hanselman

David Foster, Recently Named One of Most Influential

May 31, 2013

On the Money with Chris DeSimio features an interview with David Foster, CFP, CPA, Foster & Motley, in Cincinnati, OH, who was recently named one of the 30 most influential people by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

Mark Perzel delves into the business of cheap clothes with author Elizabeth Cline. Cline uncovers the true nature of cheap fashion and its impact on the economy and the environment in her new book Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.

They're known as the BBQ Queens, but now they're focusing on the "garden to grill to table" movement. Mark Perzel has a conversation with Karen Adler, who along with Judith Fertig, wrote the new cookbook The Gardener and the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill.

Cincinnati Reds Update with Mark Schmetzer

May 31, 2013
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Mark Schmetzer, author of The Comeback Kids: Cincinnati Reds 2010 Championship Season is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk Reds baseball.

Memorial Day weekend means the start of summer vacations, and before you plan on leaving town, listen to what Linda Antus, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, tells Mark Perzel about everything that will be going on in and around Cincinnati this summer. You might want to consider visiting some of the local attractions and events, even invite friends and family to join you.

Were you aware that a brand new carousel is coming to Smale Riverfront Park in 2015? It’ll be at the base of Vine Street with additional trees and water features. Community input is now being accepted for the carousel design, and one place you can see some of the history of Cincinnati parks and attraction is the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s downtown branch. Mark Perzel learns more about this exciting new addition to the riverfront, and how listeners can provide input, from Steve Schuckman with the Cincinnati Parks Department and Patricia van Skaik from the library.

Bengals Bowling Bash for Most Valuable Kids

May 24, 2013

The Most Valuable Kids program provides inner-city and high risk kids the opportunity to attend sporting events, concerts, plays and more by receiving contributions of tickets that would otherwise go unused. To help fund their efforts, they will host their Bengals Bowling Bash on June 8 at Princeton Bowl. Learn more about MVK and this event from Sherri Friedman when she's in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

Investing news from John Bowling

May 24, 2013

It’s time to go On the Money with Chris DeSimio and John Bowling, retired founder of Bowling Portfolio Management and former longtime Cincinnati resident, to gain his perspective on the recent happenings on Wall Street and how that’s affecting your investments.

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