Maryanne Zeleznik

News Director and Morning Edition Host

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, covers daily news, produces local features, regularly contributes news stories to National Public Radio, and hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and fills in to host Cincinnati Edition when Mark Heyne is off. 

Zeleznik has won numerous regional and national journalism awards including the Leo C. Lee Award for significant contributions to public radio news from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, as well as awards from Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.  In 2016 The Salesian Guild honored her as Distinguished Communicator of the year. 

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Whether you enter Newport from Covington, Cincinnati or Wilder, a new gateway entrance is planned to welcome you.  Southbank Partners, the  City of Newport and the Newport Foundation announced a partnership Wednesday to build gateways.  Two will also have monuments. 

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While some local gardeners are disappointed in their late-summer harvest, others are gathering more fruit and vegetables than their families can eat. No one likes to see that food go to waste, so if you've already supplied neighbors and friends with all the tomatoes they can use and you can't bring yourself to make one more loaf of zucchini bread, consider preserving your produce for use all through this winter.

WOW Air will fly from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Europe via Keflavik International Airport in Iceland.

A release says service will be available four days a week with flights to Keflavik available from $99 one way.

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other forms of social media have transformed how we communicate. From personal relationships to professional interactions, social media has had a dramatic impact on virtually every facet of society, including the law. A new book, "Social Media in a Nutshell," written by University of Dayton School of Law Professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister and University of Texas Social Media Law Professor Ryan Garcia, shows the wide-ranging influence social media has on criminal investigations, jury selection and other aspects of our legal system. 

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The newly opened Epicurean Mercantile Co. is finally meeting the need for an after-hours grocery across from Findlay Market. But there's also a need for more retail to fill a number of vacant buildings surrounding the historic market. Local developers and entrepreneurs are working to transform the area into a new Findlay Market District

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Many women choose to leave the workforce after having a child and the number of stay-at-home mothers is on the rise after decades of decline. The decision to stay home and raise a family is a personal one but it can have professional implications when a parent chooses to return to a career. This can include a cut in salary and a downgraded position after years spent away from the workforce.

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The second trial of Ray Tensing is scheduled for May 25. The white former University of Cincinnati police officer is accused of killing unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. The first trial ended with a hung jury.

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Last week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected  the language in a proposal that would change how congressional districts are drawn in the state.

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Longtime Cincinnati musician Tim Goshorn died Saturday April 15.

Goshorn performed with Pure Prairie League, The Goshorn Brothers Band, and The Tim Goshorn Band.

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Cincinnati Police say one person is dead and 15 wounded from a shooting inside a nightclub early Sunday morning. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooting at Cameo Night Club at 4601 Kellogg was the result of a conflict that started earlier in the day.  

StoryCorps is bringing its Airstream recording studio to Cincinnati in April. The non-profit oral history project is partnering with Cincinnati Public Radio.

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Often when low income students try to go to college, the money they get from federal and state aid doesn't  cover all the tuition.  Cincinnati State is now willing to make up the difference up to $1,000  for Cincinnati Public School students who qualify for Pell Grants.

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A hearing on the Ray Tensing trial was held Monday morning. During the hearing Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan denied a motion to acquit Tensing on all charges, and she recused herself from the case. 

WVXU reporter and digital news editor Tana Weingartner joins us for an update.  

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The United States and Israel have enjoyed an unusually strong alliance based on common interests and values for decades, a bond both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama declared, "unbreakable" during a meeting the two had in September.

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The holidays are for spending time with loved ones, but they're also a time for spending money – sometimes, too much of it. 

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Even though the cold weather has settled in, that doesn't mean you have to stop gardening. 

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As the winners became clear last night WVXU's Jay Hanselman talked with WVXU's Politics reporter Howard Wilkinson:

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People may associate bees with honey for their tea and home remedies, but bees are also responsible for about one out of every three bites of food we eat. 

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Though most political pundits say Donald Trump's chances to win 270 electoral votes, and the White House, are unlikely, latest polling shows the race is now a virtual tie between Trump and Hillary Clinton. 

Both Friday and Monday, Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep broadcast from the WVXU studios as he talked with Ohio voters about the presidential election.  Maryanne Zeleznik had a chance to sit down with him to talk about what it's been like covering this particular election:

 

Newtown Police Chief Tom Synan of the Hamilton County Drug Coalition task force is asking for you to get involved in fighting the heroin epidemic. He's calling it a public health crises.   

Thursday is the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Delegates will hear from nominee Hillary Clinton as she accepts their nomination. But first, WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik to wrap up Wednesday's events and chat about what local delegates have on the day's agenda.

The Democratic National Convention is underway in Philadelphia.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the first day of the convention and what to expect Tuesday.

The Democratic National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about what to expect.

Thursday is the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Delegates will hear from nominee Donald Trump as he accepts their nomination. But first, WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik to wrap up Wednesday's events and chat about what local delegates have on the day's agenda.

Midway through the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the party has officially selected Donald Trump as its nominee. But that didn't stop Ohio's delegates from loudly casting their votes for Gov. John Kasich.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the second day of the convention and what to expect Wednesday.

The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the first day of the convention and what to expect Tuesday.

The Republican National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about what to expect.

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Kyle Kondik along with Howard Wilkinson and Mark Heyne will talk about Ohio's importance in presidential elections at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's downtown branch on Monday, September 19 at 7pm. Admission is free.

Ohio has been deemed the bellwether state when it comes to presidential politics, and for good reason. 

Dinner Solved!

Jul 7, 2016
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Most of us look forward to the summer months and being able to spend more time enjoying the warm weather and extra hours of sunlight. But with gardening, going to the pool, baseball, camps and, well, work, finding the time, and the desire, to cook and prepare meals can prove a challenge for many families. Katie Workman offers an answer to that problem. In her latest cookbook, "Dinner Solved! 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including YOU," she provides tips on how to easily prepare multiple dishes using simple ingredients, and how to create variations on a single recipe to satisfy everyone at the table.

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