By Chris Riva & Kathrine Nero
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Unprompted with WCPO 9 On Your Side’s Chris Riva and Kathrine Nero goes beyond television’s typical eight-second soundbite and in-depth with the Greater Cincinnati’s newsmakers. The goal is to find that unprompted moment that has shaped their lives.
||CleanEpisode 17: School of Rocking with CCM Grad Lexie Dorsett Sharp||Lexie Dorsett Sharp grew up dreaming of Broadway. Now, she is living that dream. Sharp is a 2010 graduate of the prestigious College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She returned to Cincinnati as the female lead in the first national tour of School of Rock. This episode is a conversation about how the city has changed since her graduation, the crazy life of an always auditioning actor and what is like to meet Andrew Lloyd Webber.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Are our kids safe? A Sandy Hook Mom's Lessons on School Shootings||So many school shootings. The Parkland, Florida shooting hit home for many parents and educators. It re-opens old wounds for Alissa Parker. Parker lost her daughter, Emilie, in the Sandy Hook shooting five years ago. She has since co-founded Safe and Sound Schools organization. Here are Parker's lessons she shared with several Northern Kentucky School Officials. We asked - Are our kids safe? Should teachers carry guns in school? Are they ready if the unthinkable happens?||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: The Roebling Suspension Bridge||The Roebling Suspension Bridge is one of the most iconic sights in cincinnati ... And in this episode of Unpmropted, Kathrine Nero and Chris Riva explore three different viewpoints of the bridge. Just a block or so from the foot of the bridge in Covington is a store that's now Roebling Point Books and Coffee Company. The independent book store and publishing company started as the offices for John Roebling in the 1800's as the bridge was being built. Owner Richard Hunt sells and publishes books on Covington and CIncinnati history, and on the history of the Roeblings - and his famous bridge. Next stop: a visit with Henry Peters at the Ascent at Roebling's Bridge. The swirling, contorted blue and white condo building was constructed as a modern, vertical equivalent to Roebling's Civil-War era bridge. Peters is with the non-profit group that makes sure the Roebling looks its best, mantaining the famous necklace lights that make this bridge so beautiful in pictures and video. And that brings us to Dwayne Slavey, a photojournalist at WCPO 9 On Your Side and Dwayne Slavey Photography. Many of us have snapped a couple of pictures of the bridge on our phones, posted them to Instagram and called it a day. But Slavey takes a different angle; quite literally sometimes. Learn his tricks of the trade after years of taking photos and videos of one of the most photographed spots in Cincinnati and Covington.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The Flying Pig||A little more than two decades ago, a bunch of Cincinnati runners and business people got together with an idea that has turned into one of the most successful marathons in the country. The Flying Pig Marathon is talked about in the same breath as the New York, Boston and Chicago Marathons. This year, we run and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Flying Pig. Iris Simpson Bush has been there for every mile. On this episode, How the Flying Pig got its name, why it is special for people that never run a mile and how the race has transformed into an iconic event in Cincinnati. Iris Simpson Bush is Unprompted.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Ken Anderson is quarterbacking for a cause & explains drinking beer with the Steelers||Ken Anderson is the greatest quarterback in Bengal history. His stories are as legendary as his numbers are: from having a beer with Terry Bradshaw and Mean Joe Green (and missing the team bus as a result) to working under football royalty like Paul Brown and Bill Walsh. He's retired from the game now, but he's back in Cincinnati to raise money for a cause special to his family. In this episode - we talk about the big task he's taking on, why he thinks the quarterback position is different now, and his take on whether he should be a Hall of Famer. Bengals great Ken Anderson is Unprompted.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: E.W. Scripps CEOs talk news, podcasts & chicken nuggets||How do you consume news? You might not think about it, but E.W. Scripps CEO Adam Symson and former CEO Rich Boehne think about it every day. Boehne retired from the E.W. Scripps Company in August 2017. He started in the newspaper business and worked his way up to lead the company. Symson started an investigative journalist in television news and will continue to lead Scripps further into the digital age. The world of journalism has changed dramatically, and it is changing faster than ever before. The CEOs talk news, podcasts and chicken nuggets as they go Unprompted.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: A New Riff on bourbon||New Riff Distillery is about a year away from producing its first bottle of bourbon. The distillery has been in operation for more than three years, but they have yet to sell any bourbon they have made as they let their products age. Hannah Lowen, Ken Lewis and David Miller explain how bourbon is growing in popularity all over the world, what they are doing no other distiller will try and luck they stumbled upon that makes their process different from another place. They also explain what it means when the whiskey talks to them.||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: The Bradley's Journey of the Globe||Imagine picking up, selling everything to travel the world. Sounds great in theory, but a Cincinnati family made it their reality. Michael Bradley is a former NBA first round draft pick. It was during his playing career he and his wife, Ellen, picked up the travel bug. It's also where they learned to love yoga. They own three MODO Yoga studios in the Cincinnati area, but left the businesses behind and took their three young daughters -- Taylor, Kya & Shae -- globe hopping for the entire school year. Michael and Ellen's journey of the globe is Unprompted.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Covering the Tensing Trial||The Ray Tensing retrial featured dozens of witnesses, hours of testimony and the longest jury deliberation in Hamilton County history. The three weeks of drama ended with a second mistrial. There are more characters to the trial other than Ray Tensing, the prosecution and Dubose family. In this episode we talk to people we met on the street, legal minds debating the outcome and more. Their responses are Unprompted.1:45 - Ally Kraemer, WCPO Reporter8:26 - Helen Binford, Demonstrator13:19 - Michael Smith, Curious Spectator18:02 - Rodney Harris, Attorney21:54 - Thaddeus Hoffmeister, Law Professor & Author||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: How Colin Farrell operated at Christ Hospital||Unprompted goes to the movies this episode. Cincinnati has become a Hollywood of the Midwest in recent years. 10 films shot in the Tri-State in 2016 - The Killing of a Sacred Deer staring Collin Farrell and Nicole Kidman will be released in November. Christ Hospital's Joint and Spine Center did serve as part of the set. Movie Director Yorgos Lanthimos was so impressed by the hospital staff he added them to the film in different ways. Executive Director of the Joint and Spine Center Herb Caillouet was added to the cast. Surgeon Mario Castillo-Sang became a tutor to Colin Farrell.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: 365 Life Shifts||We've all had those experiences that change our plans in life. This podcast thinks of them as unprompted moments, but the writers of a new book call them "life shifts." Sometimes they're subtle, sometimes they're more like a brick to the back of the head. The book "365 Life Shifts" explores the life-altering experiences of 250 writers from around the country. More than a dozen of the writers are from the Tri-State, and Chris Riva and Kathrine Nero talked with three of them to learn more about what happens when ... well, shift happens.||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Phil Castellini||Phil Castellini is a member of the first family of Cincinnati baseball. The son of Reds majority owner has found his own niche in leading the organization on the business side. Castellini reflects on his decision to leave the produce business and venture into baseball, the time his family was part of the St. Louis Cardinals ownership group and why he was on a mission to eliminate a certain Reds mascot. Castellini also reveals the next 'big thing' fans will celebrate in years to come.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Clyde, Carol & Denny||Clyde Gray, Carol Williams and Denny Janson ... they're WCPO legends. Heck, they’re Cincinnati legends. That's what we call them anyway. For decades, they brought us the news and sports on WCPO Channel 9, as they forged a friendship off the set. And now - they're embarking on the brave new world of retirement. These guys haven't been at an anchor desk together since 2013, and we figured it's high time we fixed that. Listen as they share stories of a different era of news - what they've learned, what they miss - and how Heywood Jablome made his Cincinnati debut (yes, it has to do with Denny).||3/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Thane Maynard||Life and death has marked the year at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. From the tragedy of the death of Harambe to new life in baby hippo Fiona: Thane Maynard has led the zoo through it all. He reflects on his 40 years of lessons learned, how WCPO gave him his start in TV - and the one animal he wants to steer clear of.||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Patty Brisben||You may think "passion" when you think about Pure Romance, the "relationship enhancement" business Patty Brisben started in 1993. So does she. But hers is a different kind of passion. She employs hundreds of people in the greater Cincinnati area - and 35,000 female consultants nationwide. And those enhancements, she says, create empowerment: in the bedroom and the boardroom. Hear how watching Phil Donahue changed the course of her life, what it's like starting uncomfortable conversations about her busines,s and why Pure Romance parties are for women only. She'll take those snickers - and she'll change your mind. Patty Brisben is Unprompted.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Greg Hardman||The craft brew scene in Cincinnati is exploding, but it can trace its roots to a legacy hundreds of years old. But that legacy almost ended - until Greg Hardman stepped in. They call him the "Beer Baron," a name he happily accepts - and lives up to. Learn why he decided to give up great success in the beer industry to take a chance on bringing back Cincinnati's rich brewing heritage with Christian Moerlein. Greg Hardman is Unprompted.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Trey Grayson||Northern Kentucky’s Trey Grayson is one of those guys who can’t go anywhere without someone shaking his hand. That happens when you spend most of your adult life in the world of politics. He was the youngest Secretary of State in the nation when he was elected at age 31, but in the 13 years since, Grayson has seen his share of wins – and losses. He reflects on his time in Kentucky, in Boston, and in the political spotlight. Hear why this long-time Republican identifies with Hillary Clinton, and finds himself right in the middle of the national divide between her and President Donald Trump.||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
informational and fun!
great podcast by two cincinnati favorites. nice informal setting with inquistive topics, notable people and interesting topics. love the lightning round! keep the podcasts coming.
Fun and Entertaining
I am thoroughly enjoying the Unprompted series with Katherine and Chris! The topics have been very interesting as well as entertaining. My favorite has been the one with Patti Brisben of Pure Romance ... poor Chris! You have to listen to understand that! LOL I can't wait until there are more to listen to.