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  • Holocaust Survivors Mark 70th Anniversary Of Auschwitz's Liberation

    Holocaust survivors gathered along with several world leaders today to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation by the Soviet Red Army of the Auschwitz camp in Poland where more than 1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed.
  • It's Been A Hard Road To 12-Step For Zanzibar's Heroin Addicts

    Could a 12-step program, with its Christian roots, help addicts recover in a conservative Muslim island in the Indian Ocean? Suleiman Mauly was desperate to find out. He'd been using heroin in his native Zanzibar since age 17. The island nation is a key stop for heroin smuggled from Pakistan and...

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  • ATLANTA – Aerodynamics Inc. this morning announced F. Darrell Richardson as its new CEO, president and chairman of the company. Richardson replaces Scott A. Beale, whose involvement with the carrier is at the heart of an order issued by the U.S. Department of...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Vallourec Star is making adjustments to its operations here in the face of plummeting oil prices, the company said Monday. "In response to the declining oil and gas market, Vallourec Star is developing alternative operating plans and schedules. These...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The price of gasoline is down 9 cents in Northeast Ohio, the latest AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge report shows, as the national average heads toward $2 per gallon. In Northeast Ohio, the average price of a gallon of gas this week is $1.893, down from $1...

What You Need to Know

  • NPR's "Invisibilia" to air Saturdays on WYSU starting January 10

    A new pilot program produced by NPR called Invisibilia launches a six-episode season in the new year, and you can hear it on 88.5 WYSU. Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior -- things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel,  Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling and fascinating new psychological and brain science, in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently. The program will air for six weeks on WYSU starting Saturday, January 10 at 1 p.m.

  • NPR Journalists start 2015 with high honors!

    NPR reporting projects have won duPont-Columbia Awards, one of the most highly-regarded recognitions in journalism. The NPR News series “Guilty And Charged” received the honor.  A 700% increase in the number of domestic incarcerations over the past 40 years inspired NPR Investigations correspondent Joe Shapiro to find out how states could afford to keep up with costs.  After a year of research, Shapiro uncovered the emergence of a justice system that bills defendants for a long list of government services that were once free. 

  • How to buy MAD ABOUT THE ARTS tickets

    Purchase tickets to the 20th Mad About the Arts right here.  The event is happening Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, and benefits two Youngstown State University organizations -- 88.5 WYSU and the McDonough Museum of Art.  NOTE: This year the party has a new place!  For this 20th year only, the location will be Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown.