• 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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    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.

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    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    Tickets on sale now for TEDxYoungstown 2015

    Tickets are now on sale for TEDxYoungstown which will be held January 23, 2015 at Youngstown State University.

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  • Lebanon's parliament sits in Beirut's rebuilt Nejmeh Square, near the center of the city. Unlike many of Beirut's neighborhoods, the square is often mostly empty.

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    Even though the Lebanese capital is a bustling and even glamorous place, the heart of Beirut is empty.

    That's because the ghosts of this otherwise vibrant city's past still play out in Beirut's neighborhoods. Decades after Lebanon's civil war in the 1980s, those divides still carve up the city and help determine who lives where and who interacts with whom.

  • Grand Slam Helps Giants Shutout Pirates In Playoff Game

    The San Francisco Giants decisively beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 in the National League wild-card game Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. The record crowd on hand at PNC Park, mostly dressed in black, was no match for the Giants' bats and their pitcher's arm. Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam, the...
  • Man Convicted In 2010 Oregon Bomb Plot Sentenced To 30 Years

    A federal judge in Portland sentenced 23-year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud to serve 30 years in prison, on Wednesday, over a 2010 plot to bomb a holiday tree-lighting ceremony. The AP reports: "Prosecutors had sought a 40-year term for Mohamed Mohamud, 23, in the 2010 plot that actually was an FBI...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- C's Waffles has expanded with C Waffles Express, a new location at 7105 Lockwood Blvd., Boardman. The restaurant opened Sept. 22. The new location specializes in quick meals for breakfast and lunch, and features both dine-in and takeout service,...
     

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.