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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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Every Bite a Taste of History

Food reveals much about our history.

  Whether they grew it, killed it, foraged, or traded for it, the food people ate throughout the ages, and how they obtained it, helps tell us the story of who they were and how they lived. Northern Kentucky University Professor of History Dr. Jonathan Reynolds joins us to explain how food enriches our understanding of the world. Dr.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Kentucky Not Likely to go Smoke-Free Soon

Kentucky General Assembly not likely to pass a state-wide smoking ban this session.

  Two separate bills calling for a state-wide smoking ban in public spaces and places of employment were introduced in this session of the Kentucky General Assembly, but the chances are slim either will even make it to the floor for a vote. If not, proponents of a smoking ban say they will try again next year. Northern Kentucky Health Department District Director Dr. Lynne Saddler, and Betsy Janes, with Smoke-Free Kentucky, discuss making Kentucky smoke free.

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Howard Wilkinson
8:52 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Voter Access: How much is enough?

Michael E. Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about the ongoing debate concerning when and where people can vote in Ohio.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The War on Drugs, Time to Change Tactics?

Some call for a radical shift in the way the U.S. battles our continuing drug abuse problem.

  The United States has been waging the War on Drugs for more than 40 years, spending an estimated $1 trillion  during  that time. Many wonder if it’s time to re-think how we fight drug abuse and the criminal enterprise that surrounds and fosters it, through a system of substance regulation and control.

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Cincinnati Zoo
6:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo giraffe pregnant

Tessa, Kimba and Lulu
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The Cincinnati Zoo's female giraffe, Tessa, is pregnant and due in the next few weeks. 

In a release, the zoo says  this will be Tessa's third calf.  Her last, Lulu, was born in October, 2012.  Lulu will be moving to the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio later this spring. 

The Zoo says Tessa and father Kimba are both doing well and can be seen at the zoo.  Zoo volunteers have been watching the giraffe for signs of labor. 

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