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The Big Story

Jun 28, 2013

The Big Story with Maryanne Zeleznik

The Big Story

Jun 21, 2013

This week we present two stories from the Statehouse New Bureau.

Ohio lawmakers are close to a new State Tax Reform Plan.  Jo Ingles reports:

A new bill that would ban indoor tanning for anyone under the age of 18  even if they have parental consent - is being considered.  Karen Kassler has more:

The Big Story

May 24, 2013

Although elections are quite some time away, in several races the campaigning has already begun. Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Howard Wilkinson about how some of the races are shaping up.

The Big Story

May 10, 2013

May 9th is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Vice President of Clinical Services, Dr. Diana McIntosh, and JOURNEY to Successful Living Project Director Carolyn Jones about mental health programs for children and National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. 

Cincinnati's parking lease proposal is back in court this week.  Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Jay Hanselman and Howard Wilkinson about what to expect.

After more than 40 years reporting, mostly as a Statehouse News Correspondent, Bill Cohen is retiring.  Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Bill about his career.

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports on the latest 2-year state budget that includes several hot topics.

Medicaid in Ohio

Apr 12, 2013

Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles about the state of Medicaid in Ohio.

Governor John Kasich speaks one-on-one with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kassler about his proposed state budget which is not being well-received in the statehouse.


The New Pope

Mar 15, 2013

Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Father Greg Friedman, O.F.M. about the newly-elected Pope Francis I.

Ohio Democrats ask for an Audit of JobsOhio

Mar 8, 2013

Ohio Democrat lawmakers have asked Auditor of State Dave Yost to look in to the money being put in to the JobsOhio program.  Statehouse News Bureau Correspondent Jo Ingles reports:

Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kassler was invited to view the Ohio Department of Agriculture's new Exotic Animals Facility in Reynoldsburg, near Columbus.  She has this report:


The Big Story

Feb 22, 2013

Maryanne Zeleznik has a look at one of the week's top stories: the Cincinnati City Manager 's plan to let a public/private partnership lease and operate some the city’s parking garages and all the city’s parking meters. .


Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen about what to expect in this year's State of the State address by Governor John Kasich.


Governor Kasich's Tax Reform Plan

Feb 8, 2013

From Ohio Public Radio, we have two reports on Governor Kasich's tax reform plan:


The Big Story

Feb 1, 2013

Many locals know and enjoy the first-class system of parks Hamilton County has to offer. And while the county’s parks are busy with picnickers, golfers and boaters during the summer, the cold weather months provide a wealth of activities, and a chance for visitors to experience nature from a different perspective.

Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Hamilton County Park District Marketing Communication Coordinator Kimberly Whitton about what’s going on at Hamilton County parks this winter.


4C for Children

Jan 25, 2013

Studies have shown how critical the early years are to the mental, emotional and social development of a child. How and what a child learns before entering kindergarten can determine his or her future successes.  Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with 4C for Children President, Sallie Westheimer about how for the past 40 years 4C for Children has been helping our community with early childhood care and development.

The Big Story

Jan 18, 2013

Maryanne Zeleznik has a look at the week's Big Story.


Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with John Deatrick, project executive for The Banks project, about the completion of Phase One of the development.


Maryanne Zeleznik and Howard Wilkinson discuss the recent past, and what lies ahead for House Speaker John Boehner.


The Big Story

Dec 21, 2012

A look at one of the week's top stories with WVXU News Director Maryanne Zeleznik.

Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Nancy Schuster from Deaconess Associations of Cincinnati about helping seniors assess their driving skills and help decide when it is time to hang up the car keys.


Brad Wenstrup, U.S. Representative-elect from the 2nd congressional district of Ohio, sits down with Howard Wilkinson to discuss this new phase his career.


Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune about the proposed sales tax increases to help balance the stadium fund.


Procter and Gamble’s Safe drinking water program is being called one of the world’s most impactful developments.It was just presented with the 2012 Economist Social Innovation Award. On this morning’s Big Story, Maryanne Zeleznik talks with the innovator of the program, Phil Souter. 


Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Statehouse News Correspondent Bill Cohen about the current lame-duck session of the Ohio state legislature and the upcoming session for next year.


The Big Story

Nov 2, 2012

WCPN reporter David C. Barnett talks about "Diversity Goals" in government contracts and how some companies in Ohio feel that they're not being met.

91.7 WVXU News Director Maryanne Zeleznik speaks with Campbell County Extension Agent David Koester about Fall preparation for your lawn and garden.

The Big Story

Oct 19, 2012

Join WVXU News Director for a look at one of the week's top stories.

WVXU News Director Maryanne Zeleznik has an interview with President of Vision 2015, Bill Scheyer, and executive director of Agenda 360, Mary Stagaman, who share the latest Regional Indicators report.  It will show how the Greater Cincinnati region compares with 12 other similar cities.  The report comes out biennially, this is the second of these reports.

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