This NBA season has been full of streaks and surprises. One streak that may not be a surprise is the run of wins put together by the mighty Miami Heat. Jason Jackson, Ohio native and former ESPN’er, is the TV host and courtside reporter for the Heat, and he is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to share his thoughts on the streak.
Deborah Hicks is a longtime writer and educator, employed by Duke University, and a Harvard graduate. But she’s possibly made the biggest impact in her life in Cincinnati’s Lower Price Hill neighborhood. Her new book, The Road Out: A Teacher’s Odyssey in Poor America, recounts her effort to influence the lives of seven girls, all living in poverty with limited dreams, using literature to show them the possibilities of a better life. She joins Mark Perzel to discuss her time in Cincinnati and her highly acclaimed book in advance of her appearance at Joseph Beth Booksellers at Rookwood on March 30.
The fourth annual Tournées Festival of New French Films has just kicked off at Northern Kentucky University, with four more fascinating film screenings scheduled between now and April 18. Dr. John Alberti of NKU’s Department of English is one of the festival organizers, and he joins Mark Perzel to discuss the event and the importance of sharing these works with the NKU students and other film lovers.
Spring training for the Cincinnati Reds is fully underway in Goodyear, Arizona so it’s time to get a sense of the 2013 season from Fox 19 Sports Director Brian Giesenschlag. He just returned from Goodyear, so he’s in The Front Row with Betsy Ross with some thoughts on the coming year, and the two main stories from this year’s spring training: moving Aroldis Chapman to the starting rotation and the addition of Shin Soo Choo as the leadoff hitter.