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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Thursday is the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Delegates will hear from nominee Donald Trump as he accepts their nomination. But first, WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik to wrap up Wednesday's events and chat about what local delegates have on the day's agenda.

Midway through the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the party has officially selected Donald Trump as its nominee. But that didn't stop Ohio's delegates from loudly casting their votes for Gov. John Kasich.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the second day of the convention and what to expect Wednesday.

The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the first day of the convention and what to expect Tuesday.

The Republican National Convention begins Monday in Cleveland.  WVXU's Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik about what to expect.

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Kyle Kondik along with Howard Wilkinson and Mark Heyne will talk about Ohio's importance in presidential elections at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's downtown branch on Monday, September 19 at 7pm. Admission is free.

Ohio has been deemed the bellwether state when it comes to presidential politics, and for good reason. 

Dinner Solved!

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Most of us look forward to the summer months and being able to spend more time enjoying the warm weather and extra hours of sunlight. But with gardening, going to the pool, baseball, camps and, well, work, finding the time, and the desire, to cook and prepare meals can prove a challenge for many families. Katie Workman offers an answer to that problem. In her latest cookbook, "Dinner Solved! 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including YOU," she provides tips on how to easily prepare multiple dishes using simple ingredients, and how to create variations on a single recipe to satisfy everyone at the table.

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Dogs make great companions as pets, but can go beyond that by providing a wide range of assistance as service animals to those who are disabled. They can help individuals with visual and hearing impairments, mobility problems, diabetes, seizure disorder and mental illnesses. This not only increases independence, but also creates loving companionships between the dogs and those who use them.

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For months, Kentucky's Governor Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear have been in a battle over a variety of issues, from college and university spending to government board and commission seats. Last week, the Kentucky Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by AG Beshear against Governor Bevin. 

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Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren Campaign in Cincinnati Monday morning.  WVXU's politics reporter talked with New Director Maryanne Zeleznik about the visit.  

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A suspect is in custody following a shooting Thursday night in Deerfield Township and a subsequent manhunt that lasted seven hours.

Warren County authorities say 19-year-old Mohammed Abdou Laghaoui shot a female sheriff's deputy who was responding to a domestic situation  at an apartment complex. Another man was also shot

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Over the last several years, an increasing interest in learning more about where our foods come from and a desire to eat healthier have prompted more people living in urban areas to grow their own fruits and vegetables.

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Imagine waking up to breakfast and informative talks from those in the creative industry; that'’s precisely what the lecture series CreativeMornings offers. It’'s a free monthly event that takes place in cities all across the country, including Cincinnati.

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A hundred years ago, the residents of Cincinnati voted to begin work on a subway system to ease downtown traffic. But after 6 miles of infrastructure and 2.2 miles of underground tunnels were completed, the project came to a halt.

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The recent crisis in Flint, Michigan brought attention to how many water pipes in America are made of lead, — but lead exists elsewhere and exposure to it can cause serious health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the most common source of lead poisoning is from lead-based paint and contaminated dust in old buildings.

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Many people considered the Rabbit Hash General Store as the heart of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, the tiny Ohio River town visited by thousands of people each year. A working store since 1831, the Rabbit Hash General Store was destroyed by fire last February.

Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about Tuesday's primary election in Ohio.  From the presidential races to Ohio's 8th Congressional District and Hamilton County Recorder. 

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People in Greater Cincinnati waiting for a heart transplant will no longer have to travel hundreds of miles.  After a nearly ten year hiatus, UC Health is again offering the surgery.  David Waits of Hillsboro received a new heart February 2nd.

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Hamilton County Commission President Chris Monzel says “The city’s repeated and flagrant disregard of its obligations stated very clearly under the 2014 Federal Court Order made today’s court action necessary. “We respectfully ask the court to enforce its previous order and allow Hamilton County to bring accountability and transparency which are so badly needed in MSD operations.”

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New Security measures are in place at U.S. Bank Arena.  Starting with the Blake Shelton Concert Thursday, ticket holders will have to walk through metal detectors and large bags and purses will be limited to 12 by 12 by six inches.

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The family of Sam DuBose will receive nearly $5.3 million in cash and services from the University of Cincinnati.  DuBose was shot and killed by a UC police officer last July. 

The settlement comes after two days of mediation between attorneys for the family and for the university.

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Settling an estate, sorting through a person’'s possessions and weighing their sentimental value with their monetary value, can be a challenge. That’'s why many people seek the advice of a professional appraiser, someone who can provide an objective, impartial, and unbiased opinion about the value of real property.

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'Tis the season and, as usual, the broadcast and cable networks have a busy schedule of Christmas movies and holiday specials to get you in the spirit. And once again this year, television and entertainment reporter John Kiesewetter has put together his list of holiday programs so you can find your favorites.

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Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around working with nature, instead of against it, to foster sustainable systems and lifestyles.

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Thanksgiving starts off the holiday season, as well as the food season. And whether you'’re a novice or long-time cook, you insist on sticking to your family’'s traditional holiday meal or you like to spice things up with new or unusual dishes, everyone can use a little help preparing that perfect holiday dinner.

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The Cincinnati Observatory Center was the first public observatory in the Western Hemisphere, and is known as “The Birthplace of American Astronomy.” Today Greater Cincinnati is home to three observatories.

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Design can be used for many things, but how about solving social problems? That’'s exactly what nonprofit social innovation firm Design Impact strives to do. Those at the firm -– designers, community development leaders, social entrepreneurs and educators alike - collaborate with other nonprofits to design creative systems and services that evaluate deeper problems such as youth homelessness.

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Where you live can have a dramatic impact on how far your money will go and what type of lifestyle you lead. According to one online cost-of-living calculator, someone earning an annual salary of $50,000 in Cincinnati would need to make $80,000 to maintain the same standard of living in Boston. But just $47,000 in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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The Cincinnati Film Society has a special outlet for examining LGBT issues: the OutReels Film Festival. This is the fourth year for the annual event which attracts directors, producers, actors and attendees from across the country to Cincinnati for film screenings and lectures. The film of note this year, “Upstairs Inferno: The Documentary,” profiles the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. It was written and directed by filmmaker Robert Camina.

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The call for athletic programs to stop using representations of American Indians as team names and mascots began in the 1960s, and just last week, President Obama once again publicly urged professional and school programs to change names that are considered offensive. But many feel the use of American Indian symbols in sports is more than offensive.

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A new segment of the Williamsburg to Batavia Hike/Bike Trail is now open, making the trail six miles long. 

A news release says when it’s completed it will be 15 miles.  It runs from Williamsburg to the East Fork State Park Campground and now to Zagar Road in Batavia Township.

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