Paying tribute to immigrants from the British Isles and homage to the Underground Railroad, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra presents Nkeiru Okove’s opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom for this final classics concert of the season. The performance also includes Copland’s Fanfare to the Common Man and Handel’s Concerto Grosso No.
It's interesting, and somewhat ironic, that 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act and the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In his remarks at the time, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, "It announces to the world that our nation wants more than just material wealth; our nation wants more than a 'chicken in every pot.' We in America have an appetite for excellence, too. While we work every day to produce new goods and to create new wealth, we want most of all to enrich man's spirit. That is the purpose of this act."
WYSU is headed to Costa Rica and you're invited! Visit breathtaking tropical landscapes and exciting urban cityscapes with the very best of company on this 9-day tour directed by a professional guide from our partners, GoAhead Tours.
Your car has been good to you, so why not let it be good to someone else? By donating it through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program you will help the station pay for the programs you love!
The Youngstown State University's Board of Trustees is WYSU-FM's supervisory board. The Board's general meetings and Institutional Engagement Committee Meetings address WYSU business. These meetings are open to the public.
The WYSU Advisory Board meetings are also open to the public.
The Pentagon announced yesterday that it had killed a Pakistani terrorist leader with ties to al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban.
In a statement, the Pentagon said that Qari Yasin was killed in a U.S. airstrike on March 19 in Afghanistan's Paktika Province. It said he was a "senior terrorist figure" and that he had plotted the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad.
Reuters reports that Yasin was killed in a drone strike.
I have been one acquainted with the night.
I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.
I have outwalked the furthest city light.
I have looked down the saddest city lane.
I have passed by the watchman on his beat
And dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.
She's been called a "British Gershwin" but perhaps a "British Poulenc" might more accurately describe the genial and graceful music of Madeleine Dring, a woman whose diverse and energetic creative life was cut short, when, at the age of 53, she died suddenly on today's date in 1977.