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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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. 

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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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Dogs make great companions as pets, but can go beyond that by providing a wide range of assistance as service animals to those who are disabled. They can help individuals with visual and hearing impairments, mobility problems, diabetes, seizure disorder and mental illnesses. This not only increases independence, but also creates loving companionships between the dogs and those who use them.

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For months, Kentucky's Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear have been in a battle over a variety of issues, from college and university spending to government board and commission seats. Last week, the Kentucky Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by AG Beshear against Governor Bevin. 

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Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren Campaign in Cincinnati Monday morning.  WVXU's politics reporter talked with New Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the visit.  

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A suspect is in custody following a shooting Thursday night in Deerfield Township and a subsequent manhunt that lasted seven hours.

Warren County authorities say 19-year-old Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui shot a female sheriff's deputy who was responding to a domestic situation  at an apartment complex. Another man was also shot

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Over the last several years, an increasing interest in learning more about where our foods come from and a desire to eat healthier have prompted more people living in urban areas to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

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Imagine waking up to breakfast and informative talks from those in the creative industry; that'’s precisely what the lecture series CreativeMornings offers. It’'s a free monthly event that takes place in cities all across the country, including Cincinnati.

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A hundred years ago, the residents of Cincinnati voted to begin work on a subway system to ease downtown traffic. But after 6 miles of infrastructure and 2.2 miles of underground tunnels were completed, the project came to a halt.

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The recent crisis in Flint, Michigan brought attention to how many water pipes in America are made of lead, — but lead exists elsewhere and exposure to it can cause serious health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the most common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paint and contaminated dust in old buildings.

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Many people considered the Rabbit Hash General Store as the heart of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, the tiny Ohio River town visited by thousands of people each year. A working store since 1831, the Rabbit Hash General Store was destroyed by fire last February.

Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about Tuesday's primary election in Ohio.  From the presidential races to Ohio's 8th Congressional District and Hamilton County Recorder. 

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