Cheri is WEKU's Arts Reporter covering stories in northern and central Kentucky.
She is a 25 year broadcast veteran with experience at stations in Ohio and Kentucky as a producer, anchor, reporter, announcer and talk show host.
Cheri has won numerous awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Ohio and Kentucky Associated Press, and the Cincinnati and Ohio chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists.
Thirteen-year-old Phoebe White taught herself to yodel when she was 8. Known as Phoebe the Yodeling Cowgirl, she's won 24 talent competitions and her album is number seven on the Western music chart.
Two artists in Kentucky designed a summer workshop for teens called The School of Needlework for Disobedient Women, using embroidery as an avenue to explore feminism, activism and self-expression.
After tornadoes swept through the Midwest in December, a Kentucky folk singer asked people to donate musical instruments for those who lost homes. 700 instruments have been given away so far.
The pandemic affected us all in varied ways. One 87-year-old woman spent almost all of it completely alone, whittling. "I don't know what I would have done without my carving," Minnie Adkins says.
Raegan and Rylyn Richins make "Be Kind" yard signs and donate the proceeds to local charities. "We felt that every place could use more kindness because there's never too much kindness," Reagan says.