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    Shop Amazon and Support WYSU this Holiday

    Everybody wins when you shop at Amazon via wysu.org.Visit Amazon through the WYSU website, make a purchase, and a portion of that purchase will benefit the station -- with no additional cost to you.  Simply start at wysu.org and click on support. That's where you will find the Amazon link.

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    WYSU Provides Music for your Thanksgiving Holiday

    Thanksgiving programs on 88.5 WYSU add to the warmth of the season through the great music and memorable words.  On Thanksgiving Day enjoy the following programs as you enjoy your holiday meal.

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    WYSU Holiday Programs

    There is a huge canon of music that is only enjoyed during the holidays and we want to help our listeners really enjoy the holiday season by offering an extended playlist of seasonal songs.

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    TEDx 2016 Event planned for January 2016

    TED Talks are all about ideas worth spreading and the local TEDx event is announcing a slate of speakers who will do just that in January 22, 2016.

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    Save the Date for Mad About the Arts 2016!

    Mad About the Arts 2016 is happening Friday, February 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the McDonough Museum of Art. Always a combined effort of Youngstown State University departments and organizations, this year the event returns to its original location for it's 21st year.

  • The WYSU Smartphone App

    After several months of development and beta testing, WYSU is excited to announce the WYSU smartphone app is available for Apple IOS and Android.

  • Tim Fransisco, YSU English Department faculty and WYSU interviewer

    Francisco's Interviews Air Wednesdays on WYSU

    Youngstown State English Department faculty member Tim Francisco can be heard every Wednesday on 88.5 WYSU interviewing guests on a wide variety of local subjects, including educational, community and social issues.  The segment airs during Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45.

  • Cast of Ballet Western Reserve's "A Youngstown Nutcracker"

    Ballet Western Reserve presents A Youngstown Nutcracker December 5th

    For the second year, Ballet Western Reserve is presenting A Youngstown Nutcracker, a special version of the traditional Tchaikovsky ballet with local elements added by Creative Director Stas Kmiec.

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  • Oranges ripen in a grove in Plant City, Fla. Citrus greening, a disease spread by a tiny insect that ruins oranges and eventually kills the trees, has put the future of the state's $10 billion citrus industry in doubt.

    While others are thinking about the holidays, in Florida November is the beginning of citrus season. Grower Jeff Schorner sells citrus fruit gift boxes by mail order and at his store, Al's Family Farm in Fort Pierce.

    "We began our harvest about three weeks ago," he says. "And we'll harvest all the way about until the beginning of June." Right now, it's navel oranges. Next come tangerines, ruby red grapefruit and the popular honeybell tangelos.

  • 3 Dead, Suspect Held In Shootings At Colorado Planned Parenthood

    Updated 9:05 p.m. ET A suspect is in custody in shootings at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo., the city's mayor announced at a press conference Friday, and officers are actively checking the building for any additional suspects or devices. "The situation has been resolved; there is...
  • In Brazil, Deforestation Is Up, And So Is The Risk Of Tree Extinction

    The rate of deforestation in Brazil has increased by 16 percent over the past year, the country's Environment Ministry announced. Brazil has often declared progress in reducing the rate of deforestation in the Amazon, but the government's own figures, released Thursday, show the challenges still...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Everyone has his own date for when the holiday shopping season begins. Some wait until after Thanksgiving, others wait for the first snowfall and yet others contend it begins when the first gift baskets show up on the counter or break room table at work. After all, who doesn’t...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday for About Places | Perspectives in Printmaking, the new exhibition at M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place. The exhibition, which runs through Jan. 8, features works by artists Jack Carlton of Youngstown and Glenn Ratusnik of Cleveland,...
  • WASHINGTON – Banks and thrifts insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported aggregate third-quarter net income of $40.4 billion, the FDIC announced Tuesday, up $1.9 billion, or 5.1% from the same quarter a year ago. The increase in profits was the result of $3.2 billion less in...

What You Need to Know


    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.

  • 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.


    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.