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This week we present an encore presentation of Episode 73 with the late, great Pat Berry. This may be our favorite episode ever. Lots of great stories, surprise phone calls, and more. Pat talked about his friends Rodney Dangerfield, Jeff Ruby, the late Ray combs, and more. There’s a gambling trip to Atlantic City, his career in radio as a rock and …
 
Our panel discussed local music through the lens of Black History Month, snowplow special treatment, and Cincinnatians stuck in the Texas blackout. Next, I-Team reporter Dan Monk and Lucy May discuss their report on an out-of-town landlord whose Avondale property casts a spotlight on the inadequacies of the region’s pandemic-stressed housing market…
 
There are at least three dozen songs about, or that mention, Cincinnati. We take you through the early tunes in this episode, starting with a song from 1927. We stop at 1970 but hear 10 tracks along the way, covering a variety of musical styles. Get social with us: Facebook: Cincy Shirts Official Facebook Page Twitter: Cincy Shirts Official Twitter…
 
Darin takes us all the way back to the beginning when the company was called Look at Me Shirts. And we mean way back. He talks about the successful board game he developed before he started making shirts with Josh, how he met Josh, the start of the T-shirt business, the success and mistakes in those early days, and a whole lot more. Get social with…
 
We discuss an "innovation center" coming to Lincoln Heights, tracking COVID-19 vaccinations, an update on the $80M housing development in OTR, and more. Next, I-Team reporter Dan Monk joins the podcast to discuss his look at a list of 4,300 complaints alleging local companies failed to follow state rules on COVID prevention. Notable Links: Avondale…
 
Rick, Jordan, and Mark from the Cincinnati Watch Company are passionate about watches. For the past few years they have produced some very fine Cincinnati-themed watches. They sit down with us to discuss their company, the history and future of watches, and a whole lot more. Our sales director Billy DeVore sits in on this interview as well, as he h…
 
Our panel discusses entrepreneur opportunities in Northern Kentucky, racial inequality in local vaccinations, Cincinnati teacher getting their first vaccinations and more. Next, WCPO 9 I-Team reporter Paula Christian joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to explain why prosecutors call P.G. Sittenfeld's political action committee a slush fund, but his …
 
Ray Anderson is the media and community relations manager for Cincinnati Animal CARE, which is the new county shelter servicing Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Their vision is to reunite lost companion pets, reduce the stray population, offer opportunities for unwanted animals to be adopted or rescued, and provide the public with information and pr…
 
The panel discusses a community car care clinic, stimulus cards that look like spam, new Bengals uniforms and more. WCPO reporter Mariel Carbone joins to discuss the $77 million mixed-use development at Liberty and Elm streets that was put on pause by City Council after criticism from the Over-the-Rhine Community Council that it would lack any affo…
 
Keloni Parks is the manager at the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library's West End branch. She also hosts the West End Stories Project Podcast. She talks to us about the West End, growing up in Cincinnati, working for the library, and more. Get social with us: Facebook: Cincy Shirts Official Facebook Page Twitter: Cincy Shirts Official Twi…
 
We wrap up our look back at 2020. We went through all the episodes from 2020 and picked out some choice nuggets from select episodes. We also give you a quick rundown on the other episodes. We’re kind of reliving the great moments, and/or letting you know what you might have missed. You can then go back and listen, or re-listen, to those episodes. …
 
Last week we did the Best of 2020, Part One. We’ll get to the Best of 2020, Part Two next week. However, Darin wanted to do a little intro to last week’s episode but didn’t get to it until late Tuesday, and then he recorded for an hour. So, we made it an episode! It’s worth a listen. He takes us through the year 2020 at Cincy Shirts, giving you a p…
 
We’ve gone through all the episodes from 2020 and picked out some choice nuggets from select episodes. We also give you a quick rundown on the other episodes. We’re kind of reliving the great moments, and/or letting you know what you might have missed. You can then go back and listen, or re-listen, to those episodes. So many great guests and fun st…
 
Actor Bruce Cromer is probably best known for playing Scrooge in Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol. You’ve likely seen him in any number of regional productions, as well as a major motion picture released last year. Bruce talks to us about building a career in regional theater, spending time in New York and L.A., teaching acti…
 
He is, of course, is one half of Jeff & Jenn from Q102. Jeff sits down to talk with us and talks about growing up with a learning disability, how he got interested in radio, the first time he teamed up with Jenn, his thoughts on Cincinnati, his love of Cincy Shirts, plus a whole lot more! Get social with us: Facebook: Cincy Shirts Official Facebook…
 
Our panel discusses the inspiring story of Roger Grein, the growing list of mayoral candidates, parking lot steaks, and more. Next, I-Team reporter Dan Monk joins the podcast to discuss his investigation that led some attorneys and politicians to raise questions about Chinedum Ndukwe’s involvement in the scandals in City Council. Notable Links: COL…
 
Photojournalist and soccer fan Ronny Salerno is of interest to the Cincy Shirts universe for two reasons. One, Ronny follows the beautiful game, past and present, and two, he runs the Queen City Discovery blog which takes a nostalgic look at Greater Cincinnati, and also features a lot of cool abandoned stuff. We chat about all of the above. Get soc…
 
On November 24, Thanksgiving Eve 1971, a man identifying himself as Dan Cooper walked up to the Northwest Airlines ticket counter at the Portland International airport and purchased a one-way ticket to Seattle. Hours later he would leap into aviation history as the only person to successfully carry-out the hijacking of a U.S. commercial aircraft. T…
 
Jay Morrison is the Bengals beat writer for The Athletic. He joins us to discuss what a beat reporter does, the future prospects of the Bengals and Joe Burrow, the rivalries with Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and a whole lot more. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the end of the episode. Support the show my donating via PayP…
 
Our panel talks about the Black economy in Cincinnati, employment opportunities at an upcoming job fair, and new Covid-19 restrictions. Next, reporter Jasmine Minor joins the podcast to discuss her series, "The Game," where local Black athletes spoke about trauma that racism leaves behind. Finally, I-Team reporter Paula Christian explains the charg…
 
Yes, we talk turkey, and more, with Stephanie Tewes who is actually a school teacher and assistant principal by day. She moonlights at her parents poultry farm, Tewes Farms particularly around this time of year, along with her siblings. Stephanie tells us the history of the farm, how it runs today, glasses for turkeys, and she confesses that she’s …
 
Our panel discuss rising homelessness, local schools changing course on Covid-19, and some optimism for the Bengals. After a chemical fire Wednesday, the Brent Spence Bridge remains closed for the foreseeable future. Reporter Courtney Francisco explains what inspectors are looking and what to expect next. Cincinnati Council Member Jeff Pastor was a…
 
The Freemason’s history stretches back to 18th century England; probably further back. Josh Lansdale, a local Freemason, joins us to tell us what the organization is all about. How do you become a Freemason.? What do they do? Was the Da Vinci Code and associated novels at all accurate? Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near t…
 
Senior reporter Larry Seward and senior manager Meghan Goth discuss the outcome of some of the Tri-State's biggest elections and how WCPO's election coverage differed from years past. Our panel discusses a rise in suburban poverty, a booming housing market, and the continued local spike in COVID-19 cases. Notable Links: As poverty grows in Greater …
 
You’ve been watching her in Cincinnati first on FOX 19, now on Local 12, and if you’re up in Dayton, you know her from Channels 22 and/or 45. Today, Meghan talks to us about growing up in Youngstown, her desire to stay close to her Midwestern roots, and some of the interesting stories she’s covered. There’s also a bit of a fun reveal at the end of …
 
A former newspaper columnist, David Wecker is probably best remembered for his work in the old Cincinnati Post. He later became a weekend radio personality. He sits down with us today to recall some of his favorite stories from his newspaper days, the Backyard Barbecue on WLW, and what he’s up to these days. Be sure to listen for the special promo …
 
Our panel discusses a free newspaper distributed in detention centers, locating hard-to-find supplies during the pandemic, and the recent COVID-19 spike in Ohio. Next, Pat LaFleur discusses the new modern-looking bridge design submitted to replace the Western Hills Viaduct. Later, Mariel Carbone explains Cincinnati's new stimulus program to help lo…
 
He's a film critic that you know from Cincinnati CityBeat and Fox19. The Asheville, North Carolina native tells us how he ended up in the Queen City, how he developed his love for movies, the film that was most responsible for his job as a movie critic and film programmer, and more. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for 20% off near the …
 
WCPO sports reporter Mike Dyer speaks with former Big Red Machine members Ken Griffey Sr. and Pete Rose about their thoughts and memories of their friend and teammate Joe Morgan, who passed Sunday at age 77. First, our panel discusses a local group shining light on our nation's history of racial divide, a local neighborhood's history of physical di…
 
Former ESPN correspondent Bob Holtzman came to Cincinnati to work for from his time at Channel 9. A native of San Diego, he still lives in the Tristate and today is the director of player promotion for the Major League Baseball Players Association. He sits down with us to discuss broadcasting, working as an NFL beat reporter, his love of baseball, …
 
An award-winning travel writer and former broadcaster, Roger Naylor was Gary Burbank’s co-host for a few years when Doc Wolfe was off writing cookbooks. He also wrote extensively for area publications like Cincinnati Magazine, The Enquirer, CityBeat, and more. Through a serendipitous confluence of events, he was able to move to Arizona and fulfill …
 
Jake Mecklonborg wrote the book, quite literally, on the ill-fated Cincinnati subway system and is an expert on the area’s highways. To that end he started a website called Cincinnati-Transit.net. He explains what happened to that website, and talks to us about the subway, Cincinnati’s freeway system, and the region’s highways as a whole. Be sure t…
 
What is systemic racism? It's hard to define for some and lived daily by others. On this special episode of the Hear Cincinnati podcast, reporter Lisa Smith is joined by a Zoom panel of community leaders to discuss how racism is rooted in our society and what it will take to bring about healing. You will hear thoughts from Ellen Katz, CEO of the Gr…
 
A long-time radio journalist, Bill Rinehart came to town originally to work at WLW, before joining WVXU a few years back. In addition to being a correspondent and the station’s afternoon newscaster, he produces a segment and podcast called OKI Wanna Know in which he looks into some of the questions folks have about people, places, and things in the…
 
The panel discusses a new multimillion-dollar fund that aims to save businesses, COVID-19 in nursing homes, flags getting football players in hot water, and more. Later, WCPO I-Team reporter Craig Cheatham joins the podcast to discuss a decades-old mystery solved by the identification of human remains found in 1997. Notable Links: Empty shelters me…
 
Its roots go back to the mid-19th century with the founding of the General Protestant Orphan Home in Mt. Auburn. It moved to its current location in the mid-1940s and was renamed Beech Acres in honor of the plethora of Beech trees on the new property in Anderson Township. They got out of the orphan business in the 1980s and have since become more i…
 
Six Miami University students who were cited for breaking a city ordinance against mass gatherings after a student threw a 20-person house party a week after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Courtney Francisco joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss. Notable Links: New ArtWorks mural aims to open hearts and minds to the importance and power of s…
 
A comedian originally from St. Louis, Greg Warren started a career with P&G in Houston and then began doing stand-up there. He came to Cincinnati, still doing both, before finally deciding to do comedy full-time. He talks with us about his decision to leave a great paying job making good money, highlights from his comedy career, what he’s been up t…
 
Our panel discuss the latest exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the latest back-to-school reporting, and brown clouds in New Richmond. Later, WCPO reporter Pat LaFlour joins to explain why Cincinnati City Council voted Wednesday afternoon to make the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar fare-free. Notable Links: Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition e…
 
Comedian, game show host, TV reporter, TV presenter, kid show host--- you know him for loads of things! On this episode, Micheal Flannery talks about being a comedian during what we call the first comedy boom, becoming a popular kid show host, the return of his game show Know It Alls, and more. He also talks about Goodwill, and we get tips on how t…
 
Our panel discusses how changes in poverty are affecting communities, a Bengals player's missing father, a postponed Reds game and more. Later, near the 20-minute mark, Brian is joined by WCPO anchor and reporter Evan Milward to discuss his collumn 'This is not a time to be quiet, Thom Brennaman, help me understand,' written in response to Brennama…
 
Brian Cobb is the chief innovation officer for the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. He was kind enough to join us to talk about the airport’s history, including how it wound up in Kentucky, the changes it has seen over the years and what the future holds especially in the wake of the global pandemic. Be sure to listen for the spe…
 
Jeffrey Jakucyk has a website called Cincinnati Traction History and it’s all about railroads, streetcars, and interurban lines. He talks to us about the start of railroads in the the Tristste, how steamboat interests reacted, the development of streetcars, interurban railroads, and more. Could Cincinnati have been Chicago instead of Chicago? We fi…
 
Our panel discuss a local pharmacist-turned-tech-CEO, a judge's sex scandal, a group advocating to replace Cincinnati Police with a "public safety" department, and more. Next, near the 25-minute mark, WCPO reporter Monique John joins the podcast to discuss her report on the Alexandra Apartments complex, what it means to Walnut Hills, and why its fu…
 
John Schutte is a founding member of the Rusty Griswolds, in fact he went to grade school with friend of the show, Gregg Martini. John is also the organist at Great American Ball Park. He talks about music, baseball, being in a super popular cover band, and about his job as a Cincinnati firefighter. Be sure to listen for the special promo code for …
 
WCPO reporter Josh Bazan joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss Cincinnati Public School's plan for five weeks of distanced learning and the concerns of local parents and teachers. Plus, our panel discusses tech for at home learning, quarantine gambling addiction, roundabouts and more. Notable Links: When learning is virtual, what happens to …
 
Chris Anderson is a science educator and communicator whose passion is educating people and kids how the world around us works. He has channeled that passion into a YouTube series called Science Around Cincy in which, as the title suggests he explores all things science in and around the Queen City. Chris talks to us about how the show came togethe…
 
No, it’s not a defunct sports team, but actual bulldogs-- and famous ones: Harrison Ford the Bull Dog and Vince Cincy, along with Darin’s pooch, Nellie from the Nati. The three dog owners talk not only about raising bulldogs, but how Vince and Harrison have become famous on Instagram. We get some tips and advice than anyone can use on Insta, not ju…
 
We discuss a possible wave of evictions in Hamilton Co., trouble with Interstate 75, a local bar closed by police due to 'drug sales,' and more. Around 23 minutes, Evan Milward oins the podcast to discuss the arrest of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case connected to a taxpayer-funded bailo…
 
Tina Winkfield and Samantha Conover work for Price Hill Will, a nonprofit community development corporation serving the neighborhoods of East, West, and Lower Price Hill. They tell us all about the 3 areas that make up the neighborhood, a little bit of history of Price Hill, as well as what’s happening in the community today. Be sure to listen for …
 
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