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Person of Interest with Natalie Jones
Q102 WKRQ | Hubbard Radio
Intriguing, engaging and compelling. Q102's Natalie Jones talks to some of Greater Cincinnati's most fascinating people. Behind every good story is a Person of Interest.
2 days ago
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Santino Corloen
What can I say about this guy, he's a legend in Cincinnati, long time rapper, dad, husband, family man, and the only other person I have met who has had more jobs than me. Meet Santino Corleon, between LA and Cincinnati this man is making it happen. He is a rapper and an all around badass. Listen in and support local artists- my favorite :)
1 hr 6 min
Sep 23, 2020
Person of Interest: Freddy Mac !
He comes to us from Roanoke, but he is from Maryland! New to town and ready to explore Cincinnati with his wife Katie and the Qfam...and if you haven't heard yet- they are expecting their first baby together, a little baby boy :) Here I get to sit down with him and just talk about life and see where he is coming from- spoiler alert, we could have talked forever and I walked away with a little pep in my step, enjoy :)
Sep 16, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: The English Contractor- Craig Russell
Craig Russell is the man behind the team that is The English Contractor and friend of mine. He says he likes to tell stories through he and his teams' work remodeling homes and they are quite good at it. In fact, among their dozens of awards - this year they have been ranked in The Top 500 Remodelers - nation wide - on top of a 5 year running "Contractor of the Year" award from the prestigious NARI. All in all, Craig is a character- he even has his own TV show we are all hoping gets picked up for a second season! We chat about everything - for only an hour, usually we go for about 3 :) Enjoy babes!
1 hr 4 min
Aug 26, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: SIA
SIA - I mean do I need to say more? Known for wearing crazy wigs and bows on her head, her vocals reach deep into our souls and give our minds a heart beat. Some of her most familiar songs "Chandelier" to "Cheap Thrills" and "Titanium" have reached over a Billion views on Youtube. To put it fankly- SIA is a crazy talented artist and our interview shows her as a real woman just writing from the heart, is its purest form. I absolutely loved every minute of this interview. I hope you enjoy and learn as much as I do.
Aug 19, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Chris Bergman
When I met this guy he was Dj'ing ..then he told me he owned a company that made video games, was once a professional Roller Blader, and has two kids. Obviously you want to know more. Did you know Video Game's generate more business than Music and Film combined? Lets learn about all this and the two of us. Chris Bergman is this weeks Person of Interest.
Aug 16, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Marty Brennaman Movie maker Terry Lukemire
Terry has made films about all of our Reds legends- Well at least some of them ;) The Film "How We Lookin? The Immortal Words of Marty Brennaman" premieres tomorrow August 17th 2020 at the Starlite Drive-In in Amelia- I will see you there babes
Jul 7, 2020
Person Of Interest with Natalie Jones: News Anchor Megan Mitchell
Someone who makes "doing it all" seem effortless. A joy and a leader in our Cincinnati community, it's easy to work hard when you love what you do!
1 hr 9 min
Jun 3, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Jenn Jordan
I have been wanting to talk to this wise one for a long time and we finally did :) Let's talk life, the future, and back in the day with our very own Jenn Jordan.
Mar 31, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Rachel DesRochers
Rachel DesRochers is the woman behind Grateful Grahams, Incubator Kitchen Collective, In Gratitude Podcast, and is only getting started as she says. We chatted and let the conversation take us to the next level, I hope you love this as much as I do. She proves that yes, there is always a reason to be happy :)
Mar 19, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Meriden McGraw
Getting a little stressed at home from Corona? Were you before ? Life Long issue? Just wanna try something new? Well you are in luck because Meriden McGraw is the best in mental well-being. I trust her with everything, and I know you will too. Dried spaghetti on the walls and out of TP? Don't lose it, just listen to Meriden, she will make it right:)
Mar 11, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Chase Crawford
Chase Crawford is a hidden gem in Cincy. Taco Bell asked him to make a commercial before his senior year at Monroe High school and the next year he was at Sundance. His life took off and he confidently walked towards it. I love stories like this, they happen by fate not accident and continue to grow. Chase's most recent feature length film, Moondance is out now.
Mar 4, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Amanda Valentine .....BITES!!!!
Did you know Amanda Valentine - formally of B105- the woman behind You Can Pound This, Amanda Valentine Bites, a variety of seasonings, adventure trips, cookbooks, and this is just the beginning... gets scared and changed her life at 37. She talks about life transitioning and taking the leap into the scary places. How and why Amanda Valentine got to where she is today. AmandaValentineBites.com
1 hr 9 min
Feb 26, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Patty Brisben
Last Spring I got to interview Patty Brisben and alas, a strong friendship was built. This week lets take a look back .....At the Pure Romance queen :) How do you accurately describe Patty Brisben? Words can’t really describe. She is an inspiration to us all who didn’t just change the game, she created the game for empowering women on sexual health in Cincinnati and across the country. As a single mom she learned first hand the importance of taking chances and trusting yourself first and foremost. When she started Pure Romance 26 years ago she had a dream and more than anything, a will to do whatever it takes to support her family and make her dream of helping woman an ultimate success. She has become the most successful woman in Cincinnati because she genuinely cares about everything she spends her time on. She is tender, strong willed, excited, and very well spoken. This, week Natalie spends time with powerhouse Patty Brisben.
Feb 19, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Kaira Tucker
Kaira Tucker, I met her and I wanted to be her friend. With a smile on her face she tells us all about the positives a cemetery can bring to your life and how much they mean to her. She is the definition of interesting, she is a woman with a passion like no one else I have ever met, ya'll will love her as much as I do.
Feb 12, 2020
Person of Interest with Natalie Jones: Quidwell
These ladies, Meriden and Molly of Quidwell (formally CincyStateofBeing) are two chicks I truly love to adore and support. With their new branding and same classic values based in community and the art of giving, they tell us all about their latest adventure and what keeps them motivated day in and day out. Leaders in the wellness community here in Cincinnati, they are beloved and full of fun :) Enjoy and find them at https://quidwell.com/
Feb 5, 2020
Person of Interest With Natalie Jones: Laura Vehr (Cassinelli)
Do you know someone you are proud to claim as your friend.. Someone who you love to brag about being close with because you are so freakin proud of them and love every part of their being.. This phenomenal woman right here is one of those people for me. In our conversation we talk about the importance of telling your personal story as Laura Cassinelli Vehr shares hers. She is honest, she is funny, and is kind. Laura has endured great loss the past few years and she tells us what is it like to be her, and what it was like to get to where she is today. Please enjoy and share all the love with us :)
1 hr 8 min
Nov 6, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Harvey Lewis
This man has set world records in ultra running. He holds the 8th fastest trail time for the Appalachian Trail, which he accomplished in 2018. He runs to and from work everyday as a teacher at The School for Creative and Performing Arts here in Cincinnati Ohio. A documentary about his time on the Appalachian Trail came out this year and all the while, he rarely gets hurt and is never seen with out a smile on his face. This time Natalie and Harvey talk mental strength, endurance, and grace. Oh, and he just represented Team USA in the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 24 Hour World Championship in Albi, France this past October for his 5th time! Which WE WON!!! This and so much more, take a listen :)
Oct 23, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Mary Miller
Progress starts when you focus on your people. That is what Mary Miller brings to the table: change; exciting, progressive, and achievable change :) When she was 30 she found herself unemployed, a single mother, and evicted on Christmas Eve. SHE NEEDED TO CHANGE. Today, Mary is the CEO of Jancoa here in Cincinnati, an award winning business woman, keynote speaker for change, and a published author. Natalie and Mary sat down recently and talk about the comfort and ease changee can bring if you just let yourself go through it. And with a hearty amount of laughter.
Oct 16, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas Josh Sneed Part 2
Well lets just keep going with what we started...and just when you thought Josh and Natalie couldn 't be serious....we prove to you you were right. Stories and inspiration this time babes. 30 quick minutes of hilarity, and keep in mind, we still have more...:)
Oct 9, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: BLINK via Andrew Salzbrun
No stranger to Person of Interest, Andrew Salzbrun is half of Aga r - j ust one piece of our cities BLINK puzzle. BLINK Cincinnati kicks off tomorrow THURSDAY OCTOBER 10 2019. Natalie and Andrew sit d own and he dishes everything you need to know this year. Hint Hint, over 100 music acts and allllll the Covington baby.
Oct 1, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Josh Sneed PART 1
Josh Sneed is the smart funny guy from Cincinnati. Not only does he have a successful comedy career of 10+ years, millions of views on his youtube.com channel, 2 kids and a loving wife- he also started our local go to-Cincy Shirts. This week Natalie and Josh sit down and talk all things comedy - this is only part 1 of a 3 part series. The two just couldn't stop - two hams and all the time in the world ?? Look out for the next installments this later month!
Sep 24, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Lindsay DeWald of The City Flea
Well this durable teacup of a women is a mom of three and started The City Flea with her husband Nick in 2011. The gift they have given to our city is a delight we get to experience every month. And you know what, she is so calm about it all. They began this journey as 20-somethings with an idea and now the family continues to grow and give back as much as they can. Listen as Lindsey and Natalie discuss all things #flea !!
Sep 17, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Jake Rouse of Braxton Brewery
This weeks Person of Interest is pretty impressive. Genuine and fearless, Jake Rouse, along with his brother and dad started Braxton Brewery a few years ago to make their extraordinary way of life ordinary for the rest of us. Whats great about these guys is it seems they are all born with a natural drive that super seeds those around them. And all the while, just as happy as can be, Natalie and Jake had a blast chatting all things beer and the debate team. Check out our home town boys story here. And did we mention, Jake is only 29.
Sep 13, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Aryn Fox
There are few people in this world who amaze, surprise, and inspire us all on a daily basis - Aryn Fox is one of them. With such ease she creates and loves the world around her whether in The Dent School House, her tattoo shop Body of Art, or painting bodies like she did on Skin Wars... she makes it all look so easy. This weeks Person of Interest, Aryn Fox!
Aug 29, 2019
Person of Interest: Ryan Berg of The Aruna Project
When Ryan Berg went to Mumbai on business years ago he had no idea it would change his life forever. After witnessing first hand what the red light districts were doing to the local people, he knew he had to do something to help those women affected. Why not give them jobs and a way out, through healthy and happy alternatives. Hear Ryan's courageous story of how he and his wife April are saving women and children from sex slavery in India and preparing them to take back their lives, and how you can help here in Cincinnati.
Aug 20, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Natalie interviews Stevi Carr
This Chick, let me tell you about one bad-ass mother. Stevi Carr believes that no matter who you are, you deserve a life grounded in wellness. Through her experience at P&G and UC Health she has learned the basics of what every woman needs to thrive a redefinition of Work Life balance. And this recipe is what she is creating with her latest venture the WISe Wellness Guild . Listen as Natalie and Stevi get down to business ;)
Aug 7, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Elias Leisring of Eli'a BBQ
Hey, Foodies! Check out my conversation with Eli’s BBQ co-owner, ELIAS LEISRING! He’s also been involved in a number other Cincinnati ventures, including Fireside Pizza in Walnut Hills, Queen City Whip, Saundra’s Kitchen, Hi-Mark, and Herzog Music & Records! Learn about the man behind the brands, on this week’s PERSON OF INTEREST! Listen HERE——>
Jul 8, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Lisa Rocklin is Women Writing for (a) Change
How often do you truly feel heard? In this world of overscheduled commitments and product-driven expectations, taking time to be reflective and intentional in our everyday lives can feel impossible. Former English teacher Lisa Rocklin found her creative outlet as a writing circle participant at Women Writing for (a) Change. What initially began as a self-care practice slowly evolved into the next chapter of her professional life. As Associate Director of Women Writing for (a) Change, Lisa Rocklin works to make our community stronger through the writing and sharing of people's stories.
Jun 24, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: MISS OHIO Alice Magoto
What does it take to be a beauty queen? Turns out, the finesse to be yourself is really all it takes, and some focused hard work. All the while leaving no room for intimidation with new adventures around every corner. Alice Magoto is a Cincinnati native (kinda;)) and our very own MISS OHIO. She is an artist, model, role model, intelligent and leading the change in what is means to be a beauty queen. I mean it when I say it, "we all knew her when," she is carving her own road to make her dreams come true accomplishing success after success along the way, even when she is eating cereal on her couch at 12noon on a Tuesday. This weeks Person of Interest is Ms. Alice Magoto.
Jun 10, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: JEREMY PIVEN
Actor JEREMY PIVEN is best know for his role as movie agent, Ari Gold, in the HBO series, ENTOURAGE, which aired for eight seasons and won Piven three Emmy awards and a Golden Globe. He also played Harry Gordon Selfridge in the PBS series, MR. SELFRIDGE, and has been seen in countless movie, television and stage roles over the last 35 years. These days, Piven is trying his hand at stand-up comedy - a field in which he’s dabbled in the past, but is now taking more seriously. He recently stopped by the Jeff & Jenn morning show to promote his appearance at the Funny Bone and talk about his new career path. Listen HERE —->
May 20, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Christine
My new friend, Christine, grew up in the Philippines, poor...started working at the age of 11...and after high school, came to this country with the dream of owning her own business. After years of hard work, struggles and setbacks, Christine, with the support of friends who believed in her, has become a great American success story. If you don’t fall in love with her positive spirit and warm heart...you will definitely fall in love with her food! Her restaurant, Christine’s Casual Dining, bills itself as a Filipino dining experience like no other. Her story is also like no other.
May 6, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Stu Nizny PIXEL 19
Let’s talk FASHION! More specifically, VINTAGE FASHION! This cool cat (who I look totally lame standing next to) is STU NIZNY, owner of PIXEL 19 VINTAGE. He and his partner, Amanda Hale of Sweet Dahlia Vintage, cater to collectors, celebrities, Hollywood Film Studios, and anyone who appreciates the style and culture of decades passed. The story of Stu’s journey is a fascinating one. Hear how he developed his passion for vintage fashion - the styles, the cyclical trends, and how clothing impacts the way we feel about ourselves. If you want to know where fashion is heading next, check your rear view mirror...
Apr 15, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Jorge Perez
How do you inspire people to be better and do better? You live by example. JORGE PEREZ is the first in his family to be born in the United States, a former migrant worker, a survivor of housing projects, a product of public schools, a first-generation college graduate, a husband, and a father of two gifted girls. As Executive Director of the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, he is carrying out a transformational mission of improving the lives of others. Hear his incredible story...and how the YMCA, under his leadership, is impacting our region in a profound way.
Apr 3, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Patty Brisben
How do you accurately describe Patty Brisben? Words can't really describe. She is an inspiration to us all who didn't just change the game, she created the game for empowering women on sexual health in Cincinnati and across the country. As a single mom she learned first hand the importance of taking chances and trusting yourself first and foremost. When she started Pure Romance 24 years ago she had a dream and more than anything, a will to do whatever it takes to support her family and make her dream of helping woman an ultimate success. She has become the most successful woman in Cincinnati because she genuinely cares about everything she spends her time on. She is tender, strong willed, excited, and very well spoken. This, week Natalie spends time with powerhouse Patty Brisben.
Mar 11, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Andrew Salzbrun
One of the busiest people we have met yet, newly married he once drank a mimosa and bought a house for fun. To say he has crazy ideas is an understatement, because the thing with Andrew Salzbrun is, he makes all of them happen. From BLINK, Ubahn Fest, and Danger Wheel, his one half of the production company AGAR which is curating human experiences and changing the landscape of our city everyday. This week's Person of Interest is Andrew Salzbrun.
Feb 25, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: The One and Only, Jeff Thomas via Natalie Jones
OK, Let's face it, who is Jeff Thomas? Do we really know? On this week's on Person of Interest we flip the mic and ask Jeff EVERYTHING. In our best "you think you know, but you have no idea moment" of the podcast thus far, we sit down with Jeff and our producer Natalie Jones asks Jeff all the details we have been wondering. This week ya'll Jeff Thomas is our Person of Interest.
Feb 4, 2019
Person of Interest With Jeff Thomas: Elizabeth Pierce
Fun and exciting things are happening at the Cincinnati Museum Center! VOLCANOES: THE FIRES OF CREATION is now playing in the upgraded Robert D. Lindner OMNIMAX THEATER. Also, don’t miss the museum’s next special featured exhibit: EGYPT, A TIME OF PHARAOHS, which opens February 15th and runs through July. This all comes on the heels of Union Terminal’s first structural restoration since the historic landmark opened in 1933. The woman leading this monumental undertaking is ELIZABETH PIERCE, President and CEO of the CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER...and this week’s PERSON OF INTEREST!
Jan 28, 2019
Person Of Interest With Jeff Thomas: Mike Dardis and Sheree Paolello
As heard on a recent Jeff & Jenn: MIKE DARDIS and SHEREE PAOLELLO have co-anchored NEWS 5 at 5, 5:30, 6:00 & 11 for the past 12 years. Recently they surprised viewers with the news they are ENGAGED! Most of us had no idea they were even dating! Listen to Mike and Sheree tell us how it all started - and some of the extreme measures they took to keep their relationship private. The sweet story of Mike & Sheree: Co-Anchors for Life, on this week’s PERSON OF INTEREST!
Jan 7, 2019
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Heather Britt
If you’ve ever witnessed a flash mob anywhere around the Tri-State, chances are, the lady pictured with me had something to do with it. Heather Britt is a professional dancer, choreographer, and entrepreneur. She created DANCEFIX, a high-energy, adult dance workout class featuring original, diverse choreography. Her mind and body are in constant motion, and she’s passionate about promoting health, happiness, and a connection-to-self and community through dance! Heather Britt is this week’s PERSON OF INTEREST!
Dec 5, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Molly Wellmann
Cocktails anyone? Cincinnati’s most famous mixologist, MOLLY WELLMANN, has been creating since she was a kid - from clothes to jewelry, to some of the most memorable, hand-crafted cocktails you’ll ever experience. As the owner of Japp’s and Myrtle’s Punch House, she is creative, determined, and fiercely independent - which is why MOLLY WELLMANN is this week’s PERSON OF INTEREST!
Nov 12, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Katherine Nero
Kathrine Nero was a fixture at WCPO-TV 9 News for 20 years before she was abruptly let go, last summer. In this week’s PERSON OF INTEREST, Kathrine talks about that day, and how her perspective of TV news changed after her departure. She’ll also weigh in on the state of the electronic news media today...and she’ll tell us which of her previous jobs best prepared her for a career in broadcast news (hint: Elvis has left the building).
Oct 29, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Pam Kravetz
Recognize this lady? Maybe you’ve seen her riding in the bathtub at the Pride parade...or in the pig at Blink 2017...or enjoyed her many different forms of art? PAM KRAVETZ is involved with everything art, in Cincinnati. Vivacious and loud (sometimes without saying a word), she is a beloved teacher who brings life and togetherness in everything she does - to her students, and her community. Hear about the woman behind her signature tutu - her journey from childhood, how she came into her own late in life, and her plans for the future! PAM KRAVETZ is this week’s PERSON OF INTEREST!
Oct 15, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Viral Sensations Cat and Nat
Viral sensation moms Cat and Nat recently stopped by the studio to share with the morning show just how they get through the day and the hilarious side of motherhood! They are so funny and so honest, making them this weeks Person of Interest! #Momtruths
Sep 24, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Thane Maynard
It feels like Thane Maynard has always been around, right? I mean, he’s NOT JUST the familiar face of the Cincinnati Zoo...but his OFFICIAL title is, “Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens.” He’s presided over the best (and worst) of times, at the Zoo. But what do we know about the man BEHIND the legacy? Where did he come from? What inspired him to choose this line of work? How did he get that job? And what, exactly, does he have planned for the Zoo’s future? Hear why Thane Maynard is THIS week’s “Person of Interest!”
Sep 10, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Ryan Mooney-Bullock
Ryan Mooney-Bullock is a married mother of 4. If THAT isn't enough, she's also the Executive Director of The Green Umbrella here in Cincinnati - the leading environmental alliance in our region - putting Cincinnati on the map with our green space and sustainability efforts. She's set bold goals for our city, while raising a family and serving as a dedicated activist for her community...making her this week's Person of Interest!
Aug 27, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Marcus Fletcher
Marcus “Fletch” Fletcher is an artist, a teacher, and a beloved fixture of Clifton. As a teacher for 21-years, he’s inspired thousands of students with his unconventional teaching style. In this week’s Person of Interest podcast, you’ll meet Fletch, and hear from one of his former students - our own Natalie Jones - who says he was one of her most influential teachers. You’ll also hear about the interesting life Fletch has lived, and what he’s learned from his travels adventures around the world. Marcus Fletcher is this week’s Person of Interest!
Aug 13, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Hillary Weidner
Hillary is a wife and mother of two girls. In March of 2015, her first born, Beatrice, was diagnosed with a rare liver disease at 2-months old. It wasn't long before Hillary and her husband decided that Bea's best chance for a cure would come from a piece of Hillary's own liver. This is a story of beating the odds...listening to your instinct as a parent...and coming out the other side of a challenge profoundly changed. Hillary's bravery, her love of her family, and her tenacious, uncompromising attitude make her this week's Person of Interest.
Jul 30, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Natalie Jones
Natalie Jones is best known as Cincinnati’s most entertaining nighttime radio personality, heard weeknights from 7:00 PM - midnight on Q102. She recently experienced a scary incident that could happen to any of us, at any time. On a recent Jeff & Jenn Morning Show, she shared her story. Jeff decided to make her this week’s Person of Interest because her story is compelling, a bit unsettling, and one we hope you’ll find empowering and informative. This is one Person Of Interest you don’t want to miss.
Jul 27, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Jeff Berding
“Meet the man who helped bring soccer to Cincinnati! How he did it, and what he’s planning next...”
Jul 5, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Amanda Valentine
Amanda Valentine is the co-host o f the Amanda & Jesse show, which airs on our sister station, B105. To her fans, she is hilarious, often fearless, and always real. She’s also known for publicly baring her soul throughout the course of an incredibly personal weight loss journey. Her story of how she lost 117lbs is sure to entertain and inspire you to your core. A woman who truly knows how to live her best life and isn’t ashamed of what she has gone through to get here to today. Enjoy and relax into this weeks Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Amanda Valentine!
Jun 19, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Cincy Stories Founders Chris Aswell and Shawn Braley
Shawn Braley and Chris Ashwell are the co-founders of Cincy Stories – a social i nitiative designed to connect communities through storytelling. Let’s face it – Cincinnati’s neighborhoods are more than just the news-blurbs you occasionally hear about. Our communities are a rich fabric of people, families, history, ethnic diversity, and fascinating stories. When we share our stories with others, we create empathy. When we create empathy, we’re collectively more willing to listen to each other – which is especially important, in this era where we seem to be more tribal than ever. Listen to how Shawn and Chris are connecting communities through storytelling!
May 17, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Kristin Erwin Schlotman
Hollywood in Cincinnati: More and more movies & TV shows are choosing to film in Cincinnati over Hollywood, than ever before. This week’s Person of Interest has a lot to do with why. Kristen Erwin Schlotman is the executive director of Film Cincinnati, a nonprofit r esponsible for attracting and facilitating filmmakers from all over the world — providing a huge boost to our local economy! Hear how she does it…and how directors like Emilio Estevez have made Cincinnati their new home…
Apr 30, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Candice Jones Peelman
Human beings are social creatures, right? But in this world of social media — Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram — many of us still feel disconnected…isolated…even lonely. This can be especially true for people with developmental disabilities. Candice Jones Peelman is the Executive Director of Starfire — an organization working to change that. Hear how the community is becoming more inclusive of people with disabilities.
Apr 16, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Jean-Robert de Cavel
Cincinnati chef, Jean-Robert de Cavel, is celebrating 40 years in the restaurant business — 25 of those in Cincinnati! From his humble beginnings in France, to becoming one of America’s top chefs! Hear why Jean-Robert is this week’s PERSON OF INTEREST!
Mar 12, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Joe Creighton
Joe Creighton owns the popular downtown restaurant Cheapside Cafe on 8th Street…and Mecca, the eclectic Over-the-Rhine bar he owns with his wife and business partner. He loves Cincinnati and he expresses that love through his work. Many locals consider Joe Creighton to be a visionary. While he’s excited about the progress Cincinnati has made in the revitalization of neighborhoods like OTR, Joe envisions a cultural renaissance in other neighborhoods, like the West End — which is one of the reasons he’s helping to spearhead the revitalization of Dayton Street in the West End. We wanted to know where that passion comes from, what inspires him, and what his vision of Cincinnati’s future looks like, which is why he’s this episode’s Person of Interest.
Feb 26, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Aftab Pureval
Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval. Young, bright, and handsome… Aftab is considered the biggest threat to Ohio’s GOP in decades.
Feb 12, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Dr. Sommarco
Hamilton County’s Coroner, Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco, has one of the toughest jobs in public service. Much of her time is spent fighting on the front lines of our region’s opiod crisis. Last year, she was thrust into the national spotlight to clarify differing accounts of what led to the death of Otto Warmbier, while an escalating war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong Un played out on Twitter. Who leaves a lucrative career as a neuroradiologist to lead one of the most neglected and underfunded departments in Hamilton County? This woman does. She’s my “Person of Interest” this week…and I found her fascinating!
Jan 29, 2018
Person of Interest with Jeff Thomas: Fiona's ZooKeepers
The world loves FIONA! But what about the people who work behind the scenes to take care of Fiona? The Cincinnati Zoo’s Wendy Rice and Jenna Wingate work on Fiona’s primary care team. It’s their sole job to care for Fiona, and they’ve been there since the beginning. So, what’s it like to care for a hippo? How does one get that job? Does Fiona enjoy her fame? Are the other animals at the zoo jealous of Fiona’s attention? Listen here to find out!