The February issue of Cincinnati Magazine has a fascinating look at the growing number of people in the area who are creating, designing, building, and crafting goods and using internet sites like Etsy to sell them. Not only is the number higher than you’d think, but the variety in goods being sold is impressive: wooden furniture to handmade bicycles to specially created blue jeans. Amy Brownlee, the associate managing editor for the magazine, joins Mark Perzel to talk about the genesis for this article and what surprises they discovered when they set out to compile the list.
Perhaps you’ve noticed a new magazine around town. It’s glossy, visual and all about Cincinnati. Domestica is the brainchild of Rachel Kirkwood. She describes it as a new shelter and lifestyle magazine promoting local eateries, farms, boutiques and non-profits in the Cincinnati region. She got it up and running with a Kickstarter campaign, and now the January issue is on the stands. Mark Perzel welcomes Rachel Kirkwood to the studio to find out her inspiration for this magazine, and what future issues will hold.
Just like clockwork, if it’s December, it must mean time for Cincinnati Magazine’s Best of the City issue, featuring their take on some of the top stories, people, personalities, food and entertainment from the past year. Deputy Editor Amanda Boyd Walters takes Mark Perzel though the selection process and highlights some of Cincinnati’s best from this year’s issue.
With so much going on in space exploration, our contributor, Dean Regas, from the Cincinnati Observatory and the PBS series StarGazers, is talking with Dave Eicher, native of Oxford, Ohio and longtime editor of Astronomy magazine.