• Paula Poundstone and Ashley, a WYSU student employee

    Paula keeps Youngstown laughing for 2 hours

    Nearly 600 people came out on a frigid night in Youngstown to hear Paula Poundstone perform at the DeYor Performing Arts Center -- and talk about her kids, her quirks, and the random audience member.  

  • Paula Poundstone

    Paula Poundstone talks with Tricia Perry

    Shortly before her visit to Youngstown, Paula took a break from finishing her new book and photographing chairs to speak with WYSU's Tricia Perry. You can hear the full interview below!

  • YSU entrance.

    YSU Board of Trustees Meeting

    The YSU Board of Trustees Institutional Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 4:00pm , in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus. This is the YSU Board of Trustees committee that addresses WYSU business.

  • Gina Marinelli, of "Doing Good," with Ballet Western Reserve's Stas Kmiec

    Expanded Time for "Doing Good" is a Success

    WYSU's local interview segment Doing Good airs on 88.5 WYSU on Tuesdays at 5:45 and 7:45 am.


    Changes to Morning Program Schedule!

    You have probably noticed, there have been some changes to the Morning Edition schedule that affect when you will hear some of your favorite local inserts, such as regional news headlines, the "Writer's Almanac," and Gina Marinelli's "Doing Good."

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National Public Radio

  • Health is more than the sum of its parts. Sometimes in surprising ways, factors such as childhood experiences, housing conditions, poor diets and health care access drive who ends up sick — and who does not.

    As part of the series "What Shapes Health," created in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard is sponsoring a webcast on Tuesday, March 3 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm EST.

    To pose questions, email theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

  • In English Town, Muslims Lead Effort To Create Interfaith Haven

    Inayat Omarji vividly remembers the worried reaction when he first looked into renovating the abandoned church in his neighborhood: "There's a bearded young Muslim chap involved in a church! Whoops! He's gonna turn it into a mosque!" At the time, Omarji was head of the local council of mosques, but...
  • States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

    More than 1.3 million people are incarcerated in state prisons in this country, and keeping those prisons running requires tens of thousands of corrections officers. But right now, some states are facing major staffing shortages. Much of this shortfall is because of the strong economy, but...

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber’s Government Affairs Council has cancelled its luncheon meeting scheduled for Thursday featuring David M. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general and co-founder of No Labels. No Labels, co-chaired by Jon M. Huntsman Jr. and Joe Lieberman, is...
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio ranked second in both the overall rankings and per capita rankings in Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup, JobsOhio announced today. The state’s 582 projects were cited as the reason for the ranking. It is the second consecutive year Ohio earned the second-place slot in...

What You Need to Know

  • YSU Dates You Need to Know this Spring

    Youngstown State University's spring break begins March 9.  Classes end  Find all dates and deadlines for the coming YSU semester on the YSU website

  • Amazon support and WYSU -- it is not just for the holidays!

    You can support WYSU all year long by shopping at Amazon. When you go to Amazon through the WYSU website, a portion of any purchase you make will benefit the station -- with no additional cost to you!  Simply start at wysu.org and click on Support, where you will find the Amazon link. Make your purchases, and part of what you spend will be directed toward WYSU, as long as you found Amazon through wysu.org.

    It is a Win-Win!  You get what you want, and we benefit from your support.  Thank you!


    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. We specialize in fine and performing art events, large community events, and YSU events.