• Paula Poundstone and Ashley, a WYSU student employee

    Paula keeps Youngstown laughing for 2 hours

    Nearly 600 people came out on a frigid night in Youngstown to hear Paula Poundstone perform at the DeYor Performing Arts Center -- and talk about her kids, her quirks, and the random audience member.  

  • Paula Poundstone

    Paula Poundstone talks with Tricia Perry

    Shortly before her visit to Youngstown, Paula took a break from finishing her new book and photographing chairs to speak with WYSU's Tricia Perry. You can hear the full interview below!

  • YSU entrance.

    YSU Board of Trustees Meeting

    The YSU Board of Trustees Institutional Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 4:00pm , in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus. This is the YSU Board of Trustees committee that addresses WYSU business.

  • Gina Marinelli, of "Doing Good," with Ballet Western Reserve's Stas Kmiec

    Expanded Time for "Doing Good" is a Success

    WYSU's local interview segment Doing Good airs on 88.5 WYSU on Tuesdays at 5:45 and 7:45 am.


    Changes to Morning Program Schedule!

    You have probably noticed, there have been some changes to the Morning Edition schedule that affect when you will hear some of your favorite local inserts, such as regional news headlines, the "Writer's Almanac," and Gina Marinelli's "Doing Good."

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Lupita Ramirez dresses her husband, Joel, at their home in Rialto, Calif. Joel was paralyzed from the waist down after being crushed by a pallet when he was working in a warehouse.

    Dennis Whedbee's crew was rushing to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty plains rich with crude in Mandaree, N.D.

    It was getting late that September afternoon in 2012. Whedbee, a 50-year-old derrick hand, was helping another worker remove a pipe fitting on top of the well when it suddenly blew.

  • Immigrants Worry They'll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay

    Around four million unauthorized immigrants are stuck in legal limbo more than two weeks after a federal judge in Texas suspended President Obama's move to temporarily protect them from deportation.
  • Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

    Look closely. Buried deep in President Obama's 2016 budget (page 41) is a proposal to cut up to 30 questions from the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Obama administration has already done a lot to make the FAFSA easier — if not shorter. Online technology now allows students to...

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — “In Re: Public Relations,” a new column about public relations, started Tuesday in the daily legal journals here, in Akron and Ravenna. Written by Dan Pecchia, an Ohio public relations consultant and president of Pecchia Communications in Youngstown, the column provides guidance...
  • OKLAHOMA CITY — Gulfport Energy Corp. reports triple-digit production growth during 2014, driven mostly by development of its drilling program in the Utica shale. “2014 represented a transformational year for Gulfport and a coming-of-age for our development in the Utica shale,” the company’s...

What You Need to Know

  • YSU Dates You Need to Know this Spring

    Youngstown State University's spring break begins March 9.  Classes end  Find all dates and deadlines for the coming YSU semester on the YSU website

  • Amazon support and WYSU -- it is not just for the holidays!

    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 wysu.org 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 wysu.org.

    It is a Win-Win!  You get what you want, and we benefit from your support.  Thank you!


    WYSU provides a Community Calendar page as a public service. You can now enter your event directly on our website. Everyone is welcome to submit events to the calendar, though not everyone's submission will be published or announced on air. We specialize in fine and performing art events, large community events, and YSU events.