Cheri Lawson

 Cheri is a broadcast producer, anchor, reporter, announcer and talk show host with over 25 years of experience. For three years, she was the local host of Morning Edition on WMUB-FM at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Cheri produced and hosted local talk shows and news stories for the station for nine years. Prior to that, she produced and co-hosted a local talk show on WVXU, Cincinnati for nearly 15 years. Cheri has won numerous awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Ohio and Kentucky Associated Press, and both the Cincinnati and Ohio chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists.

A team of researchers at Eastern Kentucky University is leading an ongoing study of copperhead snakes in Red River Gorge.

The goal is to learn more about the snakes and minimize their interaction with the tourists.

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke against the healthcare bill being considered by the U.S. Senate Sunday in Northern Kentucky. The former presidential candidate addressed a crowd in Covington estimated at 2,000.

A Lexington mosque has been the target of a bomb threat.  As WEKU's Cheri Lawson reports, the Kentucky Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on state and federal authorities to investigate.

At Lexington’s Masjid Bilal Mosque Tuesday afternoon, prayer leader or Imam, Shahied Rashid is chanting a call to prayer.  

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Northern Kentucky University is in the final stages of a potential sale of its public radio station. The school’s board of regents has voted to authorize negotiations with a religious broadcaster. The would-be buyers are for two of its three non-commercial frequencies. 

Christmas is less than a week away and shoppers continue their quest for the perfect gift at the perfect price. But at one shop in a southwest Ohio mall, Roman Catholic friars are offering their presence for free.