National Poetry Month
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Poetry events this month at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are celebrating National Poetry Month with a series of events and readings. David Siders, manager of the Popular Library, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer with a preview of the activities and details of their recently completed poetry contest.

French Food Scene
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Author Patricia Wells and her "The Food Lover's Guide to Paris"

If a trip to Paris is in your future, you’ll want to be ready for the exciting food scene in that city. Frank Johnson spends a few minutes with Paris authority and author Patricia Wells about her new book.

The Big Screen
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

After last year’s Moonrise Kingdom, I wasn’t sure if Wes Anderson could top, or even equal, himself with his next movie. He has. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a shaggy dog story, or in this case, a shaggy hotel story, set in a fictitious European country between the two world wars and into the years of communism.

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Music
2:40 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Ludlow Garage special: 4/5/14

Ludlow Garage plaque at the site of the original concert venue.

Earlier this year, I was contacted by the publisher of a new book about the Allman Brothers Band, One Way Out, written by Alan Paul.  I did a phone interview with him which was featured on last week's blues show.  While reading his book, there were a few mentions about the Allman Brothers Band's visit to the Ludlow Garage.  So, I t

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Campus shooting
12:53 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Kent State suspect identified

Credit WCPN

Police have identified the man suspected of firing a gun on the Kent State campus Wednesday night.

24-year-old first year student Quavaugntay Tyler has been arrested on felony weapons charges after he apparently shot himself in the hand during an argument with two women outside a Bowman Hall classroom.

Kent State Police Chief John Peach says Tyler was located at a nearby hospital around 11:30 pm.

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Music
12:35 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 4/5/14 show

This week on Swing with Bill Cartwright, you’ll hear from a number of legendary swing bands including Harry James, Les Brown, and Woody Herman.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Ken Rudin, the Political Junkie

Political Junkie Ken Rudin
Provided, Ken Rudin
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Local News
4:21 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Hamilton County will ask the court to resolve MSD dispute

Hamilton County will go to federal court to try to settle a dispute with the city of Cincinnati over hiring practices for a massive Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) project.

Commission president Chris Monzel said the county will file its suit next week in U.S. District Court here.

"We're going to ask the court to weigh in on the relationship between the city and the county, particuarly on procurement issues,'' Monzel said.

The county owns MSD, but the city of Cincinnati operates it.

At issue is whether the county or the city gets to set policy for MSD.

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Local News
2:42 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Cincy makes the first cut for 2016 GOP convention

(from left) Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and John Barrett, CEO of Western Southern and unofficial head of the local committee.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati made the first cut of cities vying for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced this afternoon.

Eight cities from around the country made formal presentations to the RNC’s site selection committee last month;  and two of them were eliminated by the committee today – Columbus and Phoenix.

But Cincinnati, which wants to hold the convention at US Bank Arena, was one of six to survive the first cut – a list that also included Cleveland.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Cincinnati Reds find new ways to connect with fans

The new Reds Connect Zone is on the third base concourse behind section 110.
Ann Thompson WVXU

If just watching the game isn't enough for you, the Cincinnati Reds want to keep you engaged with new technology at Great American Ball Park. This year the team has invested in:

  • Instant Replay
  • Reds Connect Zone
  • iBeacons

At ballparks throughout the country teams are making instant replay available on the main video board. At Great American they are also on smaller monitors throughout the stadium.

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