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HuffPost, in partnership with WKSU, presents a conversation with community leaders and experts about future plans for the decommissioned Inner-Belt Highway. The event at the Akron Art Museum will begin at 6 p.m. (doors at 5:30 p.m.) and is free and open to the public. Reserve your free ticket now through Evenbrite by clicking HERE.  

 

Journalist Mark Arehart has joined the award-winning WKSU News staff. His focus will be primarily arts and culture, along with team reporting on larger news projects. Arehart comes to Northeast Ohio from Dover, Delaware, where he was arts reporter and local host for NPR’s Morning Edition for Delaware Public Media. He previously worked at KNKX (formerly KPLU) in Seattle as a reporter/producer, Kansas Public Radio as a Weekend Edition host and KYUK in Alaska where he was a reporter and host.

Join WKSU for a special free community event on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. featuring NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik. His talk, Breaking News and Broken News: Media in the Age of Trump, will be followed by an audience Q&A. Reserve your free ticket through Eventbrite HERE.

Beginning Monday, July 31, WKSU adds new programs to its weekday and weekend schedules. The station maintains the Saturday Storytelling block and the Sunday Food block while expanding the range of public radio listening options for Northeast Ohio.

WKSU Program Director Ele Ellis says, “Our schedule reflects our community of listeners – people who really like to end each day knowing more than when they started. Adjusting the programming is part of the natural evolution of WKSU.”

WKSU reporters have won nine awards in the Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters. The competition recognized station staff for work created in 2016. Highlights of WKSU honors include Best Radio News Operation in Ohio and Best Radio Reporter in Ohio for M.L. Schultze, who submitted a selection of her Election 2016 coverage.

Each category winner was judged on multiple examples of work. Awards were presented on Saturday, Aug. 26 at a ceremony at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

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