iHeart Cinci Podcast - Sandy Collins

iHeart Cinci Podcast - Sandy Collins

iHeart Cinci is a weekly community impact show that provides a snapshot of the contributions made by Cincinnatians in the communities in which they live and work. We highlight the investment in the future of the Tri-State area, in which we have a presence, using our unparalleled reach and local influence to address timely and relevant concerns facing our neighborhoods.


May 20, 2024 26 mins
Info about the final leg of the 326 mile bike/running trail from Cleveland to Cincinnati. Scott Sloan's guest is Todd Palmeter, CEO of Great Parks.

Then, People Working Cooperatively's Repair Affair in June is looking for volunteers to help fix up those nagging safety concerns that our neighbors live with and can't afford to repair.

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Celebrating it's distinction of being named the #1 suburb of Cincinnati, Blue Ash Communication's Coordinator Rachel Murray returns with news of upcoming events.

Then, ODOT's Matt Bruning answers questions about the latest barrier to the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project that's been hurdled. 

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Molly Bruggeman is a native of Dayton, Ohio and is on TEAM USA in Women's Rowing, competing in Paris this summer. 

Shauna Steigerwald represents Adventure Crew, which brings inner-city kids into the great outdoors. She tells us how to participate in Paddlefest on the Ohio River. 

Meet Molly

Here's the Olympic website.

Click here for Paddlefest info
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Dr Julia Anixt is the director of the Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's Cincinnati. She helps us understand what autism is, how it varies, answer questions including does autism include developmental disability, and much more. 

Click here for info about autism from Cincinnati Children's

Then Dr Paul Crosby from the Lindner Center of Hope, offering addiction services and support for those facing mental i...
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Jonathan Adee is Executive Director of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. We discuss Earth Day April 22nd and what his organization does to encourage proper disposal of large unwanted items. Monthly and free dropoff dates are scheduled now.

Then, tax day is here. Last minute tips and context from ABC's Daria Albinger and Alexis Christoforous.

Find the free dates to drop your bulk trash all summer long. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful. 
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April is National Pickleball Month, and my guests play the game, and love the game. Brian Combs, morning news anchor for NewsRadio 700 WLW and Bill "Seg" Dennison, sports broadcasting legend, break down the game with tips how to get started. 

Then, we lift our pints and celebrate National Beer Day with Brady Kress, Executive Director of Dayton History, which built a brewery on the grounds of historic Carillon Park, using only 1850s ...
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In Northern Kentucky, Easterseals Redwood is partnering with the Brighton Center to provide expanded medial childcare to children living with complex medical issues who want to go to school. My guest is Pam Greene of Easterseals Redwood to explain the services provided to this program which is not contingent on income.

Then, now that Opening Day is over, we revisit the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum. My guests are Executive...
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Hard blows to the head are no long considered harmless. Doctors have discovered that traumatic brain injury is much more prevalent than we thought. Athletes who suffer repetitive blows to the head, footballers, rugby, soccer, to soldiers in war, those with epilepsy and suffer repetitive falls, can experience traumatic brain injury leading to lasting and permanent brain damage. My guest today is Dr. Brandon Foreman, a neurogurgeon a...
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Dr. Brian Calfano is a political science expert and award-winning journalist who heads the University of Cincinnati Journalism Department. We get our questions answered around primaries and the upcoming Presidential Election, the candidates and local politics. 

Then, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky Karen Zengel and the Food Programs Manager Becca Gerding join us to talk about the programs available in Nor...
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There aren't enough hours in the day to do all he does. But somehow he gets it done. Jeff Stevens, an iHeart Radio veteran, member of the Dayton Area Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and the Arena voice of the UD Flyers, takes time out of his busy schedule to talk about it all. The NCAA First Four Tournament in Dayton, Ohio, for which he also handles the Arena duties; his rock & roll career as lead singer of Stranger, making music wi...
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Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey is winding down her first term in elected office. This show features her challenges and accomplishments, and what still needs to be done, to improve the Sheriff's Department's reputation, work environment, and ability to keep residents safe.

Click here to go to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office website.
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Guest is Geni Rupley, research and development for AtriCure of Mason, whose idea to celebrate National Engineer's Week with her 250 engineers working together to solve disability challenges for individuals who need solutions to accessibility problems that can't be solved with commercial products.

Sarah Celenza is the Chief Giving Officer at Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky, here to explain the many services that ...
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Sycamore High School's Fashion for the Cure is Feb. 23, 2024. Christine Nietzke from Dragonfly Foundation talks about the generous and creative fundraiser held by students.

Jamie Pollard of Gold Star Chili joins one of the Gold Star Teacher Top 10 finalists Julie Fessler.

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Everyone's identity is online, whether the user accesses or not. From banks to the federal government, social media and medical records, it's all there online. While entities work to protect one's information, it's not an exact science. Today's guest is Megan Cox from the Federal Trade Commission, talking about the dangers and the resources to deal with it.

In the second segment, Alyson Poling from the Greater Cincinnati American He...
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Dan Pursley honors his murdered son Rob with a scholarship program at Rob's high school. We discuss what happened to Rob, how the family deals with the grief, and the many lives made better by the foundation in his name.

Then, Amber Rollins from Kids and Car Safety talks about the dangers of leaving kids in your car while you dash into the store, and offers tips on how to avoid getting carjacked at the gas pump.

Click here for Kids a...
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My guest is Linda Kay Dixon, Director of the United States Department of Defense Combating Trafficking in Persons Programming Management Office.

As the nation's largest employer, and in over 160 countries around the world, the DoD's personnel have eyes in every nearly corner of the world, and are being trained how to spot human trafficking.

In the second half, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's Women's Initiative is spotlig...
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We're digging deep into what the state of Ohio is doing to prevent, protect and prosecute human traffickers. My guest today is Rebekkah O'Bryan, a child and youth anti-trafficking specialist with the State of Ohio. Rebekkah explains how pervasive trafficking is, who is at risk, and the slightly un-expected definition of who is a human trafficker, plus provides a ton of good resources to help.

National Human Trafficking Hotline [call...
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This Cincinnati non-profit began with personal tragedy and two decades later, saves lives.

Executive Director Jill Brinck discusses the high-risk/high reward research they raise millions to fund.

Click here for CancerFree Kids events

Jersey Mike's Day of Giving for CancerFree Kids is March 27, 2024.
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Sarah Celenza is the Chief Giving Officer of Meals on Wheels SWO & NK. More than just a meal is not just a slogan. It's the tip of the iceberg when it comes to serving the needs of Tri-state seniors.

Click here to connect with Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio & Northern Kentucky

The Meals Madness Gala is March 21, 2024.
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First, the Dragonfly Foundation of Cincinnati was formed by Christine & Jim Neitzke after their 10 year old son was diagnosed with blood cancer and found little support for families to deal with the diagnosis, navigating the system, and more importantly, the families practical needs. Spokesperson Caroline Degroft explains how the non-profit supports pediatric cancer patients and their families throughout their journey.

Then, Wor...
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