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  • After years of being treated like she's not there, Mindy Kaling realizes she just might be invisible.

    A Super Bowl commercial for Nationwide Insurance shows an Indian-American woman — none other than author and actor Mindy Kaling — trying to hail a cab in New York City. And it's not easy.

    "After years of being treated like she was invisible, it occurred to Mindy Kaling she might actually be invisible," the narrator says.

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- CTW Development Corp. plans to further develop land south of the retail plaza in Boardman it purchased Thursday. The acquisition is part of CTW’s efforts to position itself with more real estate in the Boardman-Canfield area, says Chuck Whitman, CTW...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Youngstown State University will offer to again help taxpayers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program in its Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance. Trained YSU business students and professional volunteers will provide income tax...
  • Author:  Dan O'Brien PITTSBURGH -- Blue Racer Midstream LLC has shelved plans to construct a multimillion-dollar natural gas processor in southeastern Mahoning County, one of the company's top executives said Thursday. "I wouldn't say it's...

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    You can support WYSU all year long by shopping at Amazon. When you go to Amazon through the WYSU website, a portion of any purchase you make will benefit the station -- with no additional cost to you!  Simply start at and click on Support, where you will find the Amazon link. Make your purchases, and part of what you spend will be directed toward WYSU, as long as you found Amazon through

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  • NPR's "Invisibilia" to air Saturdays on WYSU starting January 10

    A new pilot program produced by NPR called Invisibilia launches a six-episode season in the new year, and you can hear it on 88.5 WYSU. Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel,  Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling and fascinating new psychological and brain science, in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently. The program will air for six weeks on WYSU starting Saturday, January 10 at 1 p.m.

  • How to buy MAD ABOUT THE ARTS tickets

    Purchase tickets to the 20th Mad About the Arts right here.  The event is happening Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, and benefits two Youngstown State University organizations -- 88.5 WYSU and the McDonough Museum of Art.  NOTE: This year the party has a new place!  For this 20th year only, the location will be Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown.