Cincinnati Edition
7:30 am
Sun April 6, 2014

NKU Professor to Sail Aboard America's Oldest Remaining Commercial Ship

America’s oldest remaining commercial ship to set sail this summer for the first time in nearly 100 years
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Local News
12:00 am
Sun April 6, 2014

No reason to vote in May primary? Guess again

The May 6 primary in Ohio is likely to be a relatively low turnout affair, except in locales where there are significant ballot issues to be decided.

There are no significant primaries on the Republican or Democratic side for the statewide offices, from governor on down; and there are no hot-button statewide ballot issues to draw voters to the polls.

There is a statewide constitutional amendment to allow the state to issue bonds to finance or help finance capital improvement projects for local governments.

But that ballot issue couldn’t draw flies.

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Doualy Xaykaothao covers breaking news from Asia for NPR News. She's based in Bangkok, Thailand, and her reports can be heard across all NPR News programs.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

"Crown" at Art Museum Generates Discussion

"Crown" exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

While the Cincinnati Art Museum is closed, a sniper fires 19 rounds into a bronze cube. Video and still cameras record the bullets as they make their way from the sniper’s rifle in the museum’s front lobby, travel past more traditional works of art, and pierce the metal cube, mounted in the Great Hall. “Crown,” the work of conceptual artist Todd Pavlisko, now on display at the museum, has generated discussion and some controversy.  Matt Distel, Art Museum adjunct curator of contemporary art, joins us to discuss “Crown” and its place in the world of art.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War

Book by Dr. Michael Adams reveals the darker aspects of the Civil War.
Provided

Many Americans tend to think of the Civil War as more glorious and less awful than its reality. In Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War, Northern Kentucky University Regents Professor of History Emeritus Dr. Michael C. C. Adams gathers the voices of those who were on the firing line or in the hospital ward to create a far more realistic, and brutal, picture of the war. Dr. Adams is presenting a lecture on his work at 3 PM, April 10, in the Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium on the NKU campus. For more information, call the NKU Department of History and Geography at (859) 572-5461.

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Dr. Karen Strier to Speak at Barrows Conservation Lecture Series

Professor of Anthropology Dr. Karen Strier to present at the Barrows Conservation Lecture Series April 9.
Provided, University of Wisconsin

  

University of Wisconsin Professor of Anthropology Dr. Karen Strier is the opening speaker for this year’s Barrows Conservation Lecture Series. in her April 9 presentation, “Primate Conservation in the 21st Century: Insights from the Muriqui Monkeys of Brazil,” Dr. Strier will trace the behavioral, ecological, and demographic changes over her 30-year study of a growing population of one of the world’s most critically endangered primates. She spoke with the Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard about her findings, and what they mean for our rapidly changing world.

Same-sex marriage
6:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Federal Judge says he will declare Ohio's gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Nicole Yorksmith and wife Pamela want to be listed on their children's birth certificates and are among same-sex couples suing Ohio.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Update: Federal Judge Timothy Black says he will issue a ruling by April 14 striking down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban passed by voters in 2004. Attorney Al Gerhardstein, representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit about birth certificates, amended his request to ask Black to declare all aspects of Ohio's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. (except the part about getting married in Ohio, because his clients were already married) In federal court Friday morning, the judge said he would do that.

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ArtsWave
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

CincySings debuts at the Aronoff Center on April 9

As part of the final push of this year’s ArtsWave campaign, the inaugural CincySings event will happen on April 9 at the Aronoff Center. As host Drew Lachey explains to our Jim Stump, the competition features choirs from 10 companies who held internal contests as part of their ArtsWave effort plus one wild card team selected by the general public.

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

Local poet Mary Anne Reese

April is National Poetry Month so Barbara Gray talks with, and enjoys poems from, local poet Mary Anne Reese. Her new chapbook of poems, Down Deep, is now available from Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, Kentucky.

Shake It Records
1:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Coming April 19 - National Record Store Day!

It’s almost time to again celebrate those local, iconic and often eclectic purveyors of recorded music… April 19 is the 7th Annual National Record Store Day! Our Frank Johnson talks with Jim Blase from Northside’s Shake It Records about the reasons for National Record Store Day, how musicians have found ways to support it, and the health of local, independent stores.

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