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  • Hissing And Sighing: The Lament of Sex Workers in Sierra Leone

    When a man drives by the strip at Lumley Beach in downtown Freetown at night, he'll probably hear a sharp hiss. That's not an unusual sound in Sierra Leone. Lots of people whistle — to get your attention, to call for the bill at a restaurant, to buy a bottle of water on the street. But the...
  • Justice Ginsburg Has Heart Procedure, Is Resting Comfortably

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, is "resting comfortably" after a heart procedure, the court said in a statement. Ginsburg, 81, "experienced discomfort during routine exercise" on Tuesday and was taken to a Washington, D.C., hospital. According to the...

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  • Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shoppers will turn out in droves on Black Friday, continuing the upward trend of revenues for the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, consumers across the country spent an estimated $12.3...
  • CLEVELAND -- Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic are expanding their health education collaboration to include dental and nursing students on the campus already planned for the institutions’ medical students. The announcement comes as the university and...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- With electric clippers and straight razors Wednesday morning, five barbers from Excalibur Barber quickly, adeptly and gently removed the hair eight men had allowed to grow on their faces this month. And with that, this year’s “Movember” came to an end....

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  • Christmas Memories at historic Arms House

    It's almost time...Memories of Christmas Past opens at The Arms Family Museum on Saturday, November 22. Stroll through seven period rooms filled with one-of-a-kind vintage holiday decor. Get all the information you'll need about visiting the museum at

  • Planetarium Hosts Kids Show

    The YSU Planetarium will present The Case of the Disappearing Planet on Saturday, November 22, at 1:00 p.m. at Ward Beecher Hall. The show is about a gumshoe named Skye Watcher who is trying to discover what happened to Pluto. Kids play detective, collect clues and travel through time to examine how people have viewed plantes.  The show is one hour in length and free of charge -- no reservations required.  Parking is also free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the show. 

  • 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.