Philosopher-farmers Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson and Gene Logsdon discuss the future of agriculture, the environment and changing our ideas about growth and progress. Recorded live at Xavier University on April 11. Special thanks to Xavier University's Ethics/Religion and Society Department.
Read CityBeat's related Green Issue here.
While Halloween is still months away for most of us, the folks who run the Dent Schoolhouse, one of the area's most popular haunted houses, are hard at work retooling their frights for the crowds this fall.
On this episode we'll take a walk on the dark side for a behind the scenes tour of Cincinnati's Dent Schoolhouse. It's a rare, macabre treat to find out what makes it tick.
The Voices you'll hear include those of Josh Wells, Chuck Stross and Bud Stross, who own and operate the Dent Schoolhouse. Josh led the tour. You'll occasionally hear Chuck's voice as well as that of Randy Schaedel, who publishes the Cincinnati haunted house Web site The House of Doom. Chuck enjoyed scaring us on the tour and he's the one making the random loud crashes in the recording.
Former Mafia enforcer Anthony Fiato tells stories from his life of crime. Fiato was the subject of the memoir The Animal In Hollywood by John Smith which was published in 1998. The interview was recorded the same year.
Our guests include Christine Wilson, who confesses the sins of the church against the gay community, 2009 Pride Parade Grand Marshall Cheryl Eagleson. Danny Cross and Alex Weber visited the guerilla queer bar staged at the Cadillac Ranch and spoke with patrons as well as Guerilla Queer Bar organizer Ethan Philbrick.
We hope you have as much fun listening in as we had recording this episode.
The Green Issue podcast features an interview with Mike Reynolds, a UC architecture grad whose Greater World Community in New Mexico features more than 60 homes built from waste materials, and Jim and Eileen Schenk of Imago in Price Hill.
Local author Tamara York shares stories of the Cincinnati's best places to hike. Her book is 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles, highlighting hikes in the Tristate. The hikes are being serialized by CityBeat (click here).
Richard Stewart, manager of Carriage House Farm in North Bend, takes us to his apiary. Photojournalist Amanda McLaughlin shares stories about beekeeping.
May is Bike Month. On this episode we'll hear from local bicycle commuters who took part in Queen City Bike's rolling press conference; CityBeat's Danny Cross, who wrote a cover story in 2008 on why Cincinnati isn't a very bike-friendly city; music by the bike-friendly band Turmeric; and Shawn Jenkins of Segway Cincinnati, which sells electric bikes.