Cincinnati native

In the 60's, 70's, and beyond, Jerry Rubin was a well-known counter-cultural leader - founder of the Yippies, Anti-Vietnam War radical, Chicago 8 defendant, New Age/Self Help proponent, and social-networking pioneer. 

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Born in Cincinnati in 1922, Doris Day, originally Doris Kappelhoff, started her career as a singer in local clubs and on WLW radio, then went on to become one of the biggest stars of the Big Band Era, Hollywood and television.

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Commentary: Our David Lewis talks about – and shares the music of – Cincinnati native, torch singer, Broadway phenom, and possibly the inventor of the strapless dress, Libby Holman.

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Meet Asha Ama Daniels From Project Runway All-Stars

Mar 25, 2016

Asha Ama Daniels is a Cincinnati native (St. Ursula Academy and UC’s DAAP) and fashion designer who can be seen on Season 5 of Project Runway All-Stars on Lifetime.

David Lewis has a commentary about Cincinnati native Burton L. King, a pioneer silent film director from the early 20th century.

Kelly Blewett is on the phone with Cincinnati native Joshua Wolf Shenk to talk about his newest book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, which looks at the creative chemistry of duos using examples such as Lennon-McCartney, the Curies and even the Steves: Jobs & Wozniak.

Book review: "Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience"

Jul 11, 2014

Kelly Blewett has a review of Cincinnati native Eileen Cronin’s new memoir, Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience, recounting growing up here after being born without legs.

Elizabeth Nourse was a Mt. Healthy-born painter who spent most of her life and career in France. Jane Durrell has a review of Rites of Passage featuring one of Nourse’s most acclaimed works, The First Communion, and the accompanying exhibition of fourteen of her other works, now on display at the Cincinnati Art Museum.

"Trying"

Feb 15, 2013

Cincinnati native Rebecca Gale has had a distinguished career in Washington, DC, working as a press secretary and communications director for various Senators and Members of Congress, now she’s a contributing editor at Roll Call, DC’s political newspaper. She has just published her first novel, Trying, and she’s in our studio to talk about the book and the career that took her away from Cincinnati, with Barbara Gray.


Cincinnati Native Steve Gebhardt

Feb 1, 2013

Cincinnati native and filmmaker Steve Gebhardt joins our contributor Ron Esposito to talk about his newest directorial effort, a biography of Marcello Baraghini, founder of the militant Italian publishing house, Stampa Alternativa, and various socialist newspapers.


Artist Tony DeVarco

Nov 2, 2012

Currently on exhibit at the Marta Hewitt Gallery in the Pendleton Art Center is Way of Time; Recent Digital Photomontage by Cincinnati native Tony DeVarco.

"The Sandman"

Sep 28, 2012

The Carnegie in Covington will present the first staged reading of the newest work by Cincinnati native Richard Oberacker entitled “The Sandman: A Little Nightmare Musical,” on Sunday, October 7.