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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  NOTE: This show originally ran on June 17, 2014.

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ArtWorks has finished a mural on the north exterior wall of the Newport Aquarium. 

At more than 300 feet long, the "Shark Wall" mural is ArtWorks longest project to date, according to Aquarium spokesman Jeff Geiser.

It was unveiled last night

Update at 7:20 AM: Cincinnati's water intakes on the Ohio River are re-opened this morning following a diesel fuel spill yesterday at a Duke Energy Power Plant in New Richmond.  Water officials say the spill has passed through the Cincinnati area.

Provided, Freedom Center, by Farshid Assass, Assassi Productions

  The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is marking its tenth anniversary this month, it opened August 3, 2004. To commemorate its first decade, the Freedom Center is holding a series of special exhibitions and events this week, including the International Freedom Conductor Award Gala, where Nelson Mandela and Poland’'s former president Lech Walesa will be honored. The late Mr.

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  Charter Schools in Ohio have recently been at the center of intense controversy, and many schools are now under investigation by several agencies, including the FBI. Local charter school VLT Academy closed its doors last week due to lack of funds, leaving hundreds of parents to find another school for their children to attend this year. We look at the story behind the closing of VLT Academy with WCPO I-Team investigative reporter Brendan Keefe.

The Official Logo for the 86th Midsummer Classic is a nostalgic design with a pill box hat and handlebar mustache.  It also includes crossed bats representing a traditional baseball design and uses both red and black. 

Reds President and CEO Bob Castellini said in a release “Today’s logo unveiling is the first of many exciting things that will happen throughout Reds Country, as we prepare for the honor of hosting Major League

  Several states, including Ohio, have recently passed or are considering legislation to prevent employers from asking if a job seeker has been convicted of a felony on an initial application form. Proponents of such legislation say the question discriminates against the more than 92 million people in the United States who have an arrest record.

    A federal appeals court in Cincinnati will hear arguments Wednesday on five same-sex marriage cases that could possibly provide the foundation for a landmark opinion by the U.S. Supreme Court. The cases Wednesday involved Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan and Tennessee. Same-sex marriage has been legalized in nineteen states and the District of Columbia. WVXU'’s Ann Thompson joins us for the latest on the story.

  Skin cancer accounts for half of all cancers in the United States. Melanoma, the most serious type, will account for more than 76,000 cases of skin cancer this year. Joining us to look at skin cancer causes, treatments and research are dermatologist and assistant professor Dr. Adam Ingraffea, and professor and researcher Dr.

A new baby gorilla was born Monday morning at the Cincinnati Zoo.  “Asha”, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s eleven-year-old Western Lowland gorilla gave birth to her first baby weighing about five pounds.

Ohio Governor John Kasich has declared a state of emergency for Lucas, Wood and Fulton Counties after city of Toledo officials found evidence of an algae contaminant in the public water system and advised residents not to drink the water.

Here's information from the Governor's office:

State and local officials are working together to arrange for drinking water to be shipped into the affected areas. These are the recommendations that have been issued: