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    One-Day Fund Drive is a Success

    The staff, students, and volunteers at WYSU thank all of you who pledged a new, renewed, or additional gift during our one-day drive on Monday, December 5, 2016. There were 111 of you who gave a total of $11,055 in just 11 hours! Our previous two drives in the Spring and Fall fell a bit short, and today's generous donations will help to offset that.

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    Gary Interviews YSU Piano Professor Cicilia Yudha

    Listen to the interview on our Public Affairs page!

    ​Indonesian pianist Cicilia Yudha made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 2003. As a versatile soloist and chamber musician, she has given performances in the U.S., Canada, Cambodia, Austria, France, Germany and Indonesia.


    Save the Date for Mad About the Arts!

    Youngstown State University’s signature fundraiser – Mad About the Arts – will be held Friday, February 17, 2017 from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. at the John J. McDonough Museum of Art.

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    Support WYSU this Holiday, Shop Amazon!

    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. This works during the holidays and all year long.

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    End of the Road for Car Talk

    The ever-popular program Car Talk has a long tradition on the air at WYSU and on public radio across the country – but that will come to an end this fall. After September 30, 2017, weekly production of the Best of Car Talk programs will end.

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    WYSU-FM Open Meeting Policy

    The Youngstown State University's Board of Trustees is WYSU-FM's supervisory board. The Board's general meetings and Institutional Engagement Committee Meetings address WYSU business. These meetings are open to the public.

    The WYSU Advisory Board meetings are also open to the public.

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    Final Broadcast for World of Opera is December 10

    Sunday, December 10 marks the final episode of the series World of Opera, as it will no longer be produced and distributed by WDAV Classical Public Radio and South Carolina Public Radio. The European Broadcasting Union, which has generously provided the recorded live opera performances that are the mainstay of the series is no longer able to provide these performances.

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National Public Radio

  • Donald Trump's transition team circulated a survey asking for names of Department of Energy employees who attended climate change conferences. Legal experts question the new administration's motives.

    Trump Questionnaire Raises Concerns About Retaliation Against Energy Department Staff

    Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on climate change. Another question asks for a current list of professional society memberships of any lab staff.

  • Explosions Rock Istanbul Soccer Stadium, Leaving Multiple Wounded

    At least two explosions have struck a large soccer stadium in Istanbul, leaving at least 20 police officers wounded, according to the Turkish interior minister. Suleyman Soylu says the source appears to have been a car bomb that targeted a riot police bus outside Vodafone Stadium.
  • In Reversal, Gambian President Rejects Loss And Calls For New Election

    After publicly conceding electoral defeat last week, President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia has reversed course and is calling for a new election. Jammeh has ruled the tiny West African country since seizing power in a coup in 1994, and his public concession to President-elect Adama Barrow on Dec. 2 led...

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The Business Journal

  • PITTSBURGH – The shareholders of F.N.B. Corp. and Yadkin Financial Corp., Elkin, N.C. have voted to merge their bank holding companies, F.N.B. announced Friday. Neither the number of votes cast nor the breakdowns were provided. When the proposed acquisition, valued at $1.4 billion, was announced...
  • COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Regal Jewelers owner Tom Dorn celebrated the completion of the renovation of their building in Columbiana with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. The store sells jewelery ranging from engagement rings to pocket watches, as well as vintage items such as toys, porcelain...
  • BOARDMAN, Ohio – Students from Cardinal Mooney High School are partnering with Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley to host a Harry Potter-themed book fair at Barnes & Noble in Boardman Dec. 10 and 11. The fair will support the hospital’s Reach Out and Read program. Shoppers at the...

Coming Up on Doing Good

  • December 20

    Janet Lowe, Communications Director for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, talks about the new library on Youngstown’s west side, who it is named for, and how this facility will be unlike any other local library.

  • December 13

    As the year winds down, Mahoning County Probate Judge Rob Rusu talks about the importance of updating estate documents and owning your assets.

Coming Up with Tim Francisco

  • December 14

    Krish Mowhib, CEO of Youngstown City Schools, talks about the recent approval of the new plan for the city school system.

  • December 7

    Bethia Burke and Theresa Berkenyi discuss WorkAdvance a successful workface training program that has helped lift Mahoning Valley residents from underemployment and unemployment through targeted skills training.