WKSU Scoop

On Friday, Jan. 5, Robert Siegel hangs up his 'All Things Considered' microphone after more than 40 years at NPR. Siegel started at the fledgling network as a newscaster in 1976 (NPR had only launched in 1971). He retires as a respected and honored journalist who helped shape public radio news. 

Sexual harassment and gender discrimination have been met with a grassroots response in the #MeToo moment. On Jan. 22-25 from 8 PM-9 PM, WKSU presents Beyond #MeToo, four one-hour conversations focused on what we need to do as a society to remedy widespread sexual harassment.

Produced by WNYC, the four-night broadcast event covers the workplace, corrective responses, how we are raising and educating our children in this environment and how men can play a role in the solution.

Listening to the WKSU and Folk Alley streams is easy on your voice-activated Smart Speaker Device - such as Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, Google Home or Mini, or Sonos One with Alexa. All of these devices play WKSU's TuneIn streams through a WIFI connection, giving you instant access to all of WKSU's streaming content, including special seasonal streams. WKSU's primary streams are also available through iTunes and can be played through your Apple TV and Apple Homepod. 

If the U.S. is supposed to be a representative democracy, when did this county go from voters picking their representatives to politicians picking their voters? Congressional district gerrymandering has an ongoing effect on communities throughout Northeast Ohio, many of which have been split awkwardly in an effort to build voter blocks within specific communities. From Dec. 18 through Dec. 22, WKSU News examines the practice of gerrymandering - its past, present and possible future. Stories air daily during Morning Edition and will be posted on WKSU.org and on Facebook.

After a national search, NPR announces that Mary Louise Kelly will officially move into the All Things Considered host chair on January 17, following Robert Siegel’s retirement. Mary Louise combines sterling editorial judgment, intellectual depth and rigor, and a broad array of interests with a collaborative spirit. She will be a strong partner to the rest of the ATC team.

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