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  • The San Luis Reservoir in central California is the largest "off-channel" reservoir in the U.S. It is currently at less than 30 percent of its normal capacity.

    The past few years have been California's driest on record. Forecasters predict that punishing droughts like the current one could become the new norm.

    The state uses water rationing and a 90-year-old water distribution system to cope until the rains come. The system is a huge network of dams, canals and pipes that moves water from the places it rains and snows, to places it typically doesn't like farms and cities.

  • Drones Are Taking Pictures That Could Demystify A Malaria Surge

    Aerial drones are targeting a new enemy: malaria. Four hundred feet above a Malaysian forest, a three-foot eBee drone hovers and takes pictures with a 16-megapixel camera every 10 to 20 seconds. But it's not gathering images of the mosquitoes that transmit malaria. Even today's best drones aren't...
  • The Slide Rule: A Computing Device That Put A Man On The Moon

    The protractor and the Bunsen burner. Playing the recorder in music class. Drawing arcs and circles with a compass in geometry. These tools of the education trade become part of our lives for a semester or two and then we move on. Today, NPR Ed begins a new series examining these icons of the...

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  • AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course is still hiring for racetrack positions as it prepares to begin thoroughbred racing Nov. 24.  The racino, which opened its video lottery terminal operation Sept. 17, is looking to fill 20 to 24 open...
     
  • KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University has signed an agreement establishing a joint project with the U.S. Commercial Service to promote U.S. exports by locating a U.S. Export Assistance Center at the university. The U.S. Commercial Service is part of the U.S. Department of ...
     
  • Author:  George Nelson NILES, Ohio – Anthony Cafaro Sr. made clear Tuesday he is ready to leave Mahoning County. “We have belonged here [Niles] for a long time. We should have been here years ago,” he said at a press event announcing the...
     

What You Need to Know

  • Best Selling Author Wally Lamb is Skeggs Guest

    The Skeggs Lecture Series presents New York Times best-selling author Wally Lamb as he discusses his literary works in Stambaugh Auditorium on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are mandatory and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  For further information call the Office of Alumni and Events Management at 330-941-3497. 

  • 40th Annual Peace Race is ready, set, go for October 26!

    WYSU is proud to support the 40th running of the Youngstown Peace Race on Sunday, October 26, starting and ending in Youngstown. Runners from around the world take part in the race, which celebrates competition, friendship and understanding, and benefits local charities. The event includes the Kids 400-meter Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. The 2 mile run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. at Market and Boardman Streets. At 11:00 a.m. the 10k run/walk is a certified, beautiful point-to-point course starting just east of the intersection of Kirk Road and South Schenley Ave.

  • Intelligence Squared on WYSU

    Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S., Oxford-style debates recorded in New York City.  Based on the highly successful British program, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented nearly 100 debates on a range of provocative and timely topics.  Intelligence Squared U.S. brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues. Starting this fall, you can hear Intelligence Squared U.S. some Sundays at 6 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.