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    An amazing end to the WYSU Fund Drive!

    $140,247! That was the total at the END of the Fund Drive on Friday at 4 p.m.   Thank you to all of our members who have donated during this financially challenging time, as well as to the new members who have joined to support us! You helped us exceed our goal by $8,000.

  • Submit Your Event on the Community Calendar

    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.

  • Scenic view of Alaska.

    WYSU is Taking You to Alaska!

    The next WYSU station-sponsored Go Ahead Tour takes you to ALASKA for a cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Celebrity Solstice! Our departure date is July 15, 2015.

  • Gina Marinelli (right) with Guy Burney.

    Doing Good Continues to Line Up Guests on WYSU

    WYSU's local interview segment Doing Good is produced weekly and hosted by former television journalist Gina Marinelli.

  • Public Radio International to Provide Programming for WYSU

    For WYSU’s night owls, a slight change happened on July 1, 2014, when the station switched to Classical 24 from Public Radio International overnight. Listeners now benefit from eleven hosts who carefully craft each broadcast.

  • TEDxYoungstown organizer Lori Shandor and speaker at Tedx 2014

    TEDX Youngstown Announces 2015 Speaker Lineup

    Fifteen speakers have been chosen from 50 applicants to speak on the topic of "Breaking Boundaries" in January at Youngstown State University.

  • YSU Conference on Jewish Music and Identity in October

    YSU’s Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies and the Dana School of Music is co-sponsoring a Conference on Jewish Music and Jewish Identity on the YSU campus, from Sunday, October 19 to Tuesday, October 21.

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National Public Radio

  • A World Health Organization worker trains nurses how to use Ebola protective gear in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

    Two of the world's top health organizations released predictions Tuesday warning how bad the Ebola outbreak in West Africa could get.

    Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization agree that the epidemic is speeding up. But the CDC's worst-case scenario is a jaw-dropper: If interventions don't start working soon, as many as 1.4 million people could be infected by Jan. 20, the agency reported in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

  • Crime Falls As U.S. Locks Up Fewer People, Attorney General Holder Says

    The U.S. is seeing "historic" progress in reducing both its crime and its incarceration rates, Attorney General Eric Holder said, with the federal prison population falling by some 4,800 inmates in the past year — "the first decrease we've seen in many ‎decades."
  • Insurance Brokers Key To Kentucky's Obamacare Success

    David Combs has been a health insurance broker in London, Ky., for more than 15 years. When the Affordable Care Act became law, he read it, from cover to cover. Then he sold his agency. The mainstay of his business had been selling insurance coverage to small companies, and, the way he saw it, here...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The unemployment rate for in August for Youngstown fell nearly three percentage points from a year ago, the latest state data show. Last month, the unemployment rate was 7.7%, down from 10.5% in August 2013 as well as from 9.0% in July, according to...
     
  • Author:  Michael Moliterno CLEVELAND -- If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? Gordon Daily, president of BoxCast, asks a similar question: What’s the point of a sports event or a musical performance if it...
     
  • Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The number of people seeking treatment for opiate addiction at Meridian Community Care since the beginning of the year has grown threefold compared to the same period in 2013, reports Larry Moliterno...
     

What You Need to Know

  • Opera Western Reserve Plans Festival Events for Don Giovanni

    Save the date for great events by Opera Western Reserve this fall! The Friends of Opera Western Reserve are presenting a Don Juan Festival in conjunction with the performance of  Mozart's opera Don Giovanni.  A special production of Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw will be recorded live October 10 and 11, at the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. Elsa Higby, Matthew Mazuroski and David Vosburgh star, along with WYSU’s "Looking Out" host Dr. George McCloud.

  • Fund Supports New Marching Pride Instruments

    The YSU Marching Pride is hoping a new fund will mean new instruments for the band.  Practicing and performing outdoors has taken its toll on YSU marching band instruments --- some of them are more than 8 years old and in need of replacement.  A new fund has been established to pay for maintaining band equipment -- starting with the drums.  Updating and replacing the percussion equipment will greatly enhance the experience of attending Penguin Football games -- as listening to the band and its cadences is something that fans have come to expect as part of the season!

  • Farm to You Every Tuesday in Maag Library

    This fall participants in Grow Youngstown's program "Farm to You" can pick up fresh produce in the lobby of Maag Library. The pick-up will happen every Tuesday from now until November 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. YSU employees can join the program any time this fall. There is a fee, which will be prorated depending on when you join. Organizers of the program say the program is a convenient way for everyone on campus to have fresh seasonal vegetables while supporting local farmers.