Maryanne Zeleznik

News Director and Morning Edition Host, Host of Cincinnati Edition

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 Cincinnati Edition on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

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.

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Newport Aquarium
1:20 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

First shark ray to become pregnant in captivity at Newport Aquarium

Sweet Pea
Provided

Sweet Pea, the first shark ray to go on display in the Western Hemisphere is now pregnant.  In a release the Newport Aquarium announced Saturday it marks the first time a shark ray has become pregnant while in a controlled environment.

The release says:

This historical achievement was made possible through Newport Aquarium’s revolutionary Shark Ray Breeding Program. Established in February 2007 with the introduction of an extremely rare male shark ray named Scooter, the Shark Ray Breeding Program (SRBP) is not just about reproducing this prehistoric looking fish.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Yoga Provides More Than Excercise

Hundreds joined in practicing yoga at Washington Park this summer.
Provided, Donna Covrett

  Yoga, a philosophy originating in India thousands of years ago, serves to connect the mind, body, and breath through a series of movements and postures, designed to purify the body and provide the physical strength and stamina required for long periods of meditation. Today, though millions of Americans practice it, there are many misconceptions about yoga.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Measuring Social-Emotional Skills in Children

United Way of Greater Cincinnati helped develop and conduct social-emotional skill assessments on area students.
Provided, United Way of Greater Cincinnati

  The ability to work as part of a team, build relationships, compromise, and adapt to change are skills formed during early childhood. United Way of Greater Cincinnati has partnered with the Devereux Center to create a system that measures social-emotional skills in young children, and last year completed assessments of over 4,600 students in our region.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Greater Cincinnati Film Commission

"A Rage in Harlem" Producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley are coming back to Cincinnati to shoot the movie "Carol"
Provided

  The camera loves us. Or at least it loves our hillsides, rivers, neighborhoods and architecture. Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have been cast in dozens of feature films over the years, including "Rain Man", "Traffic", "Airborne", "The Ides of March" and, "A Rage in Harlem." And another major motion picture, "Carol", is scheduled to start production here this spring.

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Politics
8:55 am
Mon January 6, 2014

What to expect from the Ohio Governor's Race

Michael Keating

The field of candidates for the Ohio Governor's race is far from settled.  WVXU Political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about what to expect in the next several weeks before the filing deadlines.

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