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  • Trial Begins For Alabama Officer In Encounter That Paralyzed Indian Man

    The federal trial of a Madison Police Department officer accused of using excessive force on an unarmed Indian man began in Huntsville Tuesday. Madison Police Department officer Eric Parker is charged with violating the civil rights of Sureshbhai Patel, an unarmed 57-year-old Indian man, during a...
  • CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

    Carly Fiorina was relegated to the JV squad in the Fox News GOP presidential debate in August, but her strong performance that night helped her race past several of her peers in recent polls. That surge in polling wasn't enough to get her into the next big debate — but it might be now. That's...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The newest member of the Youngstown State University Board of Trustees is a retired cardiac thoracic surgeon who lives in Delaware County. Dr. Charles R. Bush was appointed Aug. 28 by Gov. John R. Kasich. He will serve through April 30, 2024. According to Kasich’s office, Bush...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze took a hit in August as deliveries for the small car plunged 37% compared to the same month last year, General Motors Co. reported today. GM delivered 14,661 Cruzes in August versus 23,435 in August 2014, the automaker said. Overall...
  • GIRARD, Ohio – VEC Inc., 977 Tibbetts Wick Road, will realign its companies, Valley Electrical Consolidated Inc. and Evets Electric, merging them and having them operate as VEC Inc. beginning Jan. 1, its president and owner, Rex Ferry, announced Monday. Evets Electric does business as Evets Oil...

What You Need to Know

  • On Being is good for the soul on Sundays

    On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast hosted by Krista Tippet. The broadcast opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? These questions and many more are explored by Tippett and her guests – as well as how they answers fit into complex 21st-century lives and endeavors. Start your week with On Being, Sundays at 7:00 a.m. on 88.5 WYSU.


    Listen for a new interview segment on 88.5 WYSU this fall, hosted by YSU English Department faculty member Tim Francisco.  Tim’s interviews will air weekly during Morning Edition. He and his guestswill take aunique and penetrating look at a wide variety of local subjects, including educational, community and social issues.  Tim will also feature creative work by local thinkers, leaders and researchers, and he plans to include government and political issues that have broad community application. Stay tuned for air dates and times!


    If you are a fan of 88.5 WYSU weekend programs, you will notice two new additions to the schedule on Saturday. NPR's “Radiolab” now airs at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, and “Bullseye with Jesse Thorn” airs at 2:00 p.m. "Fresh Air Weekend” has a new time slot and can be heard at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday -- still with Terry Gross and the same great guests.