WKSU Scoop

Beginning in late May, WKSU News presents Navigating the Path to Mental Health, a six-part series examining access and availability issues surrounding mental health care in Northeast Ohio. The project includes reports airing during WKSU’s broadcast of NPR’s Morning Edition each Tuesday from May 29 through July 3 and a community forum at the Akron-Summit County Public Library on June 27 at 7 p.m.

As Kent State University celebrates the end of another academic year, WKSU welcomes a new Walton D. Clarke Fellow to the newsroom. Lydia Taylor is a recent graduate of Kent State University and earned a degree in multimedia journalism. She is attending Kent State’s Journalism Graduate Program in the fall and will report and produce Morning Edition as part of her fellowship. She will also be working at Kent State Magazine over the summer.

Reporter and columnist Tanzina Vega has been named as host of The Takeaway, heard Mondays through Fridays on WKSU at 9 a.m. She begins on May 7. Vega joins The Takeaway from CNN, where she covered race and inequality.

Breanne McCrystal

WKSU announces a year-long examination of entrepreneurship in Northeast Ohio. With a grant from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the WKSU newsroom has hired two Kent State University interns to work with reporter and local host of NPR's All Things Considered Jeff St. Clair on stories that focus on business creation in the region. Kellie Nock and Lucas Misera will work with St. Clair on a variety of news coverage on the topic of entrepreneurship. 

Beginning on Monday, April 2, WKSU adds the new radio edition of the popular podcast The Daily to its weekday schedule. The New York Times and American Public Media collaborated earlier this year to extend the audio news report’s following of 4.5 million monthly unique listeners to the radio audience. The radio edition of the popular podcast, hosted by celebrated journalist Michael Barbaro, will air on WKSU on Mondays through Fridays at 6:30PM, following Marketplace.