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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Boone County
9:01 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Vigil held for woman shot by Boone County Sheriff's deputy

Friends hold a cross and candles during a roadside vigil for Samantha Ramsey who died after she was shot by a Boone County, KY Sheriff's deupty while allegedly trying to run him down.
Michael E. Keating

UPDATE 5/1/14 3:16pm

The Kentucky State Police has denied Boone County's request. In a release, the Boone County Sheriff's Department says the KSP cited policy and current protocol in denying the request.

UPDATE 5/1/14  Boone County Sheriff asks Kentucky State Police to investigate.  Here's the release: 

On Friday, May 1, 2014 Sheriff Michael A. Helmig officially requested the Kentucky State Police to investigate the shooting involving Deputy Tyler Brockman on River Road on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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Cincinnati Edition
12:40 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Toyota Closing, What it Means to NKY

Toyota is moving 1600 jobs out of Northern Kentucky.

  Toyota is leaving its headquarters in Erlanger, Kentucky. The company announced Monday it’s building a new headquarters in Plano, Texas. The move is expected to take a couple of years, but it already has many concerned about what it will mean to the Greater Cincinnati Region.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue April 29, 2014

John Ruthven and ArtWorks

ArtWorks mural at Eighth and Vine streets reproduces an original masterpiece by John Ruthven, "Martha, the Last Passenger Pigeon."
Provided, ArtWorks

  John A. Ruthven, naturalist, author, lecturer, and internationally acknowledged master of wildlife art, was fascinated by nature as a young boy growing up in Cincinnati. The man often called the "20th Century Audubon," is still fascinated, with nature and art, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with young artists. We talk with John Ruthven and Teresa Hoelle, vice president of Development & External Affairs for ArtWorks. Mr.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014

Thane Maynard, Sofia Cifuentes and Brewster Rhoads

  Many consider Earth Day 1970 the birth of the modern environmental movement. Since then, each year on April 22, millions of people all over the world take some action in support of a greener, cleaner, more sustainable environment.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Frank Duveneck, the "Unsuspected Genius"

Frank Duveneck, An Italian Woman, about 1880, oil on panel. Taft Museum of Art, Gift of Stanley and Frances D. Cohen.
Taft Museum of Art

  Cincinnati as far back as the early 1800s was considered a haven for artists. Born in Covington, Frank Duveneck was a celebrated artist at 27, went on to teach in Europe, and in Cincinnati, and influenced generations of future artists. We talk with Taft Museum of Art Assistant Curator Tamera Muente about the life and work of Frank Duveneck, and his paintings now on display at the Taft.

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