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  • Lava near the leading edge of the flow oozing over a concrete slab and towards a tangerine tree before solidifying near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii earlier this week.

    Officials in Hawaii are sending National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa on the Big Island, where a lava flow is creeping toward a main road, threatening to cut off the community.

    Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said 83 troops have been sent to the town of fewer than 1,000 to help provide security. They are to aid in a road block and with other safety issues, The Associated Press says.

    "These are local troops, people from the community. They'll be here working to take care of their family and friends," Oliveira said.

  • 50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching

    Anne Sullivan was a great teacher. Famously, she was the "Miracle Worker," who taught a blind and deaf girl named Helen Keller to understand sign language and, eventually, to read and write. Socrates ... now there was a great teacher. More than two thousand years after he gave his last pop quiz, we...
  • Alleged Cop-Killer Due In Court After Arrest Ends Long Manhunt

    Eric Frein, the man who allegedly shot and killed a police officer and wounded another before leading authorities on a massive seven-week manhunt through rural Pennsylvania, is due in court this morning following his arrest on Thursday.

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  • Warren Orchestra Takes Part in Don Juan Festival

    The Warren Philharmonic Orchestra will perform "The Stone Guest's Banquet" by Christophe Gluck as part of its annual concert series -- and as part of the Don Juan Festival. The orchestra concert takes place on November 9, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church on Reeves Road in Warren.  "The Stone Guest's Banquet" is a ballet that follows the legend of Don Juan and his descent into hell after committing murder.  The concert is one of several festival events organized by Opera Western Reserve in the weeks leading up to the opera "Don Giovanni" on November 14 at Stambaugh Auditorium.

  • Intelligence Squared on WYSU

    Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S., Oxford-style debates recorded in New York City.  Based on the highly successful British program, Intelligence Squared U.S. has presented nearly 100 debates on a range of provocative and timely topics.  Intelligence Squared U.S. brings together the world’s leading authorities on the day’s most important issues. Starting this fall, you can hear Intelligence Squared U.S. some Sundays at 6 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.  

  • Vindicator named best in class at AP awards

    WYSU's print partner The Vindicator was named best in the state for newspapers with a daily circulation of 25,000 to 74,999 in this year’s Ohio Associated Press Media Editors competition.  In addition, The Vindicator won 13 first-place awards, the General Excellence award, and shared a first place in community service, breaking news coverage, and in explanatory reporting categories.