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  In 1914, British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked for the South Pole, and nothing was heard from the expedition for three years. In that time Shackleton and his crew became stranded on an island, made an 800-mile voyage across the treacherous Southern Ocean, climbed over glaciated mountains to reach a whaling station, ultimately rescuing his remaining crew left stranded. In the winter of 2013, Explorer Tim Jarvis set out to re-enact Shackleton’s journey.

New American Indian Education Center in Newtown

Dec 27, 2013

The Cincinnati Museum Center recently opened the new American Indian Education Center in the Village of Newtown. Frank Johnson learns more about this interactive museum featuring rare artifacts from Bob Genheimer, the George Rieveschl Curator of Archeology at the Museum Center.

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Renowned historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin was in town last month and stopped by our studio to talk with Mark Heyne about her newest book, seven years in the making, entitled The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism.

Operated by Historic Southwest Ohio, the Heritage Village Museum in Sharonville allows visitors to take a step back in time and to get a glimpse of what life was like in 19th century Ohio.  The village operates year-round and volunteers provide tours, as well as traditional crafts and cooking demonstrations.

Doris Kearns Goodwin


  July 27, 2013 marks 60 years since the signing of the armistice agreement that ended the fighting in Korea. Howard Wilkinson takes a look at what is often called “The Forgotten War” with two men who were there: Bob McGeorge, commander of Cincinnati chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association. During the war, his Infantry Battalion spent more than 1,000 days on the front lines. And Dr. Bae Suk Lee, who escaped his native North Korea after the Chinese invasion and served alongside American and allied troops during the war.

  Coordinated by the Library of Congress, the Veterans History Project collects first-hand accounts of those who defended the US during wartime. Dr.

  In his latest book, “The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die,” Harvard Professor of History Niall Ferguson gives his views on why rich countries lose their way and begin to fail. Niall talks with Mark Perzel about his book, and his theory the institutions which keep society going are degenerating.

If you don’t know the story of a Kentucky-bred colt that upset the racing world in 1954, then you are going to want to hear about Never Say Die at the famed Epsom Derby in England. Author James Nicholson weaves a fascinating story of this international upset and how it impacted the thoroughbred racing industry in the Bluegrass State. James Nicholson is on the phone with our Stuart Holman to discuss Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry.

Despite all you may know about the history and towns of Ohio, local author Randy McNutt is sure to surprise you with facts about long-forgotten battlefields, stagecoach inns and more in his new book, Finding Utopia: Another Journey into Lost Ohio. This is the third in his series of fascinating Ohio books, and he’s in the studio with Brian O’Donnell to talk about his newest.

Back in the 1890’s, Pearl Bryan was brutally murdered in one of the more grisly, yet fascinating, crimes in Kentucky history. That story is now recounted by author James McDonald in his book The Perils of Pearl Bryan, and he’s on the phone Lee Hay to discuss this story.


Mary Remler is an expert on the various cemeteries in Hamilton County, and she joins Lee Hay to talk about some of the fascinating stories regarding Dunham Cemetery (aka Price Hill Potter's Field), Spring Grove and even Washington Park.

Hymns with Cincinnati Connections

Jan 25, 2013

Our Roberta Schultz provides a commentary about famous hymns with Cincinnati connections. This is based on information found in the book The History of Hymn Singing As Told Through 101 Famous Hymns by Charles Johnson.

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.