Weekend News Block

romeo and juliet cincy shakes
Courtesy / Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

WVXU "Do" List: For Never Was A Story Of More To Do...

Temps are supposed to skyrocket into the mid-90s this weekend, but luckily there is no shortage of cool things to do around Greater Cincinnati.

Read More
Timothy D. Easley / AP

For many of the Commonwealth’s NASCAR racing fans, the annual weekend of racing at Kentucky Motor Speedway got off to a good start last night.

A new report shows thousands of people across the Commonwealth lost their dental and vision coverage as well as transportation assistance in the recent Medicaid expansion rollbacks issued by Governor Matt Bevin’s administration.

Gov. John Kasich is sounding off on the lack of movement on gun regulations that he’d proposed earlier this year, commenting on it in two separate public events.

The Libertarian Party of Ohio has officially regained “minor party” status in the state. 

Thousands of union workers and retirees flocked to the Statehouse from around the country. They’re rallying in Columbus for a fix to what they see as a national pension crisis – the day before a field hearing by a Congressional committee examining the issue. The labor groups say, without a change, their funds will dry up.

Some Miami Valley college officials say they’re working to support international students affected by the Trump administration travel ban, advising them to evaluate their study plans before the fall semester begins.

The Supreme Court recently upheld by a 5-4 vote the ban for residents from seven countries, most with Muslim majorities.  

Nam Y. Huh / AP

The world—and I do mean, the world, just about all of it—knows one Jerry Springer.

In Cincinnati, we know another. 

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan / WVXU

After a federal judge blocks work requirements for Medicaid patients in Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin cuts dental and vision coverage for about 460,000 low-income Kentuckians on Medicaid. Another judge denies Bevin's request to amend a court ruling on the state's pension plan. And Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announces he will run for governor in 2019.

The City of Cincinnati and downtown organizations propose a plan to reduce panhandling. And the Cincinnati Reds today look nothing like the team that took the field last April. What's going on?

Ryland Barton / WFPL

A judge has denied Gov. Matt Bevin’s request to reconsider a ruling that struck down changes to Kentucky’s pension system, which were originally set to go into effect this weekend.

WVXU

The Northern Kentucky Convention Center turns 20 this year and a study will look at whether it needs to be bigger. Eric Summe with the Convention and Visitors Bureau says there's been the assumption an expansion is needed, but the study will say definitively. He says it will also look at how big of an expansion would be needed.

Pages

Podcasts Chosen Just For Our Listeners

Looking for a new podcast? Check out some of the best from NPR, other public radio program providers and picks from the WVXU staff!

Relive this week's top stories in regional government, business, education, arts and more.

A Letter From The Manager

Do you have questions about WVXU's current location and plans for the future? Here is an update from Cincinnati Public Radio's General Manager Richard Eiswerth.

Give For Great Radio

Cincinnati Public Radio is partnering with EBTH and our friends at RE/MAX for our 3rd Annual Give For Great Radio Auction August 16 - 20.

Looking Up

Space talk, the fun way, with Dean Regas & Anna Hehman.

Radio Artifact on WVXU HD2

Radio Artifact brings you local independent radio showcasing the talented musicians that perform in Cincinnati.

Politically Speaking

Howard Wilkinson brings you the latest in local and national politics.

Howard Wilkinson: Tales from the Trail

For over 40 years, Howard Wilkinson has been covering politics - but some of of his best stories never made the radio, newspaper or web. Until now.