Bill Rinehart is Senior Correspondent for 700WLW News. Though despite his best efforts, no-one else will refer to him by that title.
He came to the Big One in August, 2004. His beat covers City Hall, Hamilton County Commissioners, breaking news, and anything else that comes along.
In his private life, he likes books, movies, television shows, and music. He is also a big fan of certain foods, and beverages. His hobbies include doing things, not doing other things, and blogging.
This blog takes an unflinching look, behind the scenes, in the newsroom. But mostly, it's just an excuse for you to not do any real work.
Which of course stands for "In Case You Missed It": Some of the activities around P&G Riverfest, starting with Kidd Chris' Cardboard Boat Race:
And the Dent Schoolhouse Zombie March:
And highlights of the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks:
Last week, 700WLW saluted Marty Brennaman, for his 40 years with the Reds. Tuesday was my 9th anniversary. Willie is probably making a big deal as I type this, about his 30 years at the Big One.
But, a milestone slipped by earlier this month, almost unnoticed. News Director Jeff Henderson, my boss, has been at 700WLW for 30 years, beating Cunningham by a few days. So, we got him face cake.
Happy anniversary, Chief.
Riverfest is this weekend, and this video shot just a year and a day ago still applies... mostly.
The Cincinnati Film Festival is fast approaching. The four year old event keeps growing.
Executive Director Kat Steele says they have a lot to be excited about this year, including the new Rookwood Pottery-produced trophy, (shown above).
“What better way to honor great works of art, than with art. The CFF jury is ecstatic that the 4-year-old film festival major awards this year will be made by the Rookwood Pottery Company. This really distinguishes our festival. Not only will it be an honor for a film to be recognized, but for an artist to receive not just a trophy or plaque, but an actual piece of artwork that is quintessentially Cincinnati. And we at the CFF are truly honored to have the support of arts community leaders, Martin and Marilyn Wade.”
The Cincinnati Film Festival (CFF) runs from September 5 through the 15. There are entries, including shorts, documentaries and full-length features, from 26 different countries. And Steele says because of that, they're hoping to collect more volunteers to act as ambassadors. There's an orientation meeting tonight, at 7, at the 20th Century theater in Oakley.
But, there's also some local flavor at the Festival. Steele says this year's entries include a documentary on the band with Cincinnati roots, The National, called "Mistaken for Strangers".
This year films will be screened at places including Memorial Hall, Duke Energy Convention Center, the 20th Century Theater in Oakley and even, before it's torn down, Tower Place Mall, where, near and dear to my heart, Steele says they'll have a full size model of the TARDIS, as a nod to the 50th anniversary of the iconic British sci-fi show.
Advance tickets are available now, online.
Melissa McVey, senior city planner in the City of Cincinnati Engineering and Transporation Department, answers that question in this exclusive interview with 700WLW:
Happening this weekend in Burnet Woords is the Uptown Music Festival, featuring New Vega, Mad After Dark, Hayden Kaye and Joe Hedges. The concerts are sponsored by the Cincinnati Park Board, and the Uptown Consortium. The music starts at 2pm, this Saturday. And it's free.
In Washington Park, going on now, through Saturday, is the Crown Jewels of Jazz Heritage Festival, sponsored by the Cincinnati Arts Association. They've got performances from Kathy Wade, Cincy Brass, Blue Wisp Jazz Band and headliner Diane Schuur. Proceeds benefit literacy programs.
In Eden Park, the alternative farming show at the Krohn Conservatory ends this weekend. However, the Let It Grow show does have a final demonstration scheduled for Saturday morning, at 10:30. And, the Krohn's annual Bonsai show runs both Saturday and Sunday.