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    Weekend Program Changes Engage and Entertain!

    Benjamin Disraeli once said, “Change is constant.” That sounds like an oxymoron, but it is true: the inevitability of change is a given. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to some changes that will be coming soon to our program lineup - changes we’re confident you’ll find stimulating and engaging!

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    Freakonomics Radio Starts on October 7

    Get ready for a new radio experience beginning Saturday, October 7, at noon. Freakonomics Radio is a new program that uses the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. 

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    Make room for The Takeaway Weekdays on WYSU

    Beginning Monday, October 2, WYSU will begin airing an hour-long evening news magazine called The Takeaway  -- and we think it will be the perfect sequel to All Things Considered

  • Views and Brews at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts

    Views and Brews Archive Now Available

    WYSU hosted the first ever Views and Brews City Club event at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts in Downtown Youngstown. The panel discusses the issues of white nationalism and the policies of the current presidential administration.

    You can find an archived recording on our City Club page.

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    Cokie Roberts in Youngstown January 11!

    WYSU is excited to announce that NPR commentator and author Cokie Roberts is coming to Youngstown on Thursday, January 11, at 7 at Stambaugh Auditorium.   Tickets go on sale November 1, at the Stambaugh Box office at 330-259-0555 or online.


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    Opera Western Reserve Prepares for Lucia!

    Opera Western Reserve presents the opera Lucia di Lammermoor  on the evening of  Friday, November 10, at Stambaugh Auditorium.  

  • Costa Rica

    Go to Costa Rica with WYSU

    WYSU is headed to Costa Rica and you're invited! Visit breathtaking tropical landscapes and exciting urban cityscapes with the very best of company on this 9-day tour directed by a professional guide from our partners, GoAhead Tours.

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    Youngstown Symphony Celebrates America November 4

    For the next Classics concert, The Youngstown Symphny Orchestra performs the Grofe Canyon Suite against the breathtaking panoramic photography of the Grand Canyon. 

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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.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Participants in a "Rolling Thunder" POW/MIA ceremony are reflected in a Vietnam War memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, N.C.

    Having Changed America, The League Of POW/MIA Families Fades

    In the late 1960s, the families of American aviators who had been shot down during the Vietnam War became alarmed at reports that U.S. prisoners-of-war were being mistreated. The way they reacted changed the way Americans think about missing troops and the government's responsibility for them.

    The POW/MIA movement isn't the cultural and political force that it once was, but it's still hard to ignore. The black-and-white POW/MIA flag with its slogan, "You are Not Forgotten," is seemingly everywhere.

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio ranks seventh in the United States in the number of organic farms – 575 – the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association announced Tuesday. The Buckeye State “is seeing double-digit growth in the number of organic farms, organic land in production and organic sales,...
  • POLAND, Ohio – Beatitude House’s first Great Pumpkin Fall Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at The Lake Club. The event features brunch and family-friendly activities and crafts. Among the events are scarecrow building, pumpkin and cookie decorating, a costume parade and a raffle to...
  • WARREN, Ohio – YWCA Warren has announced the winners of the 2017 Shero Awards, who will be honored tomorrow at a fundraiser celebrating women in business. A “shero” is a woman superhero. Women were nominated by the community for Shero Awards in the categories of Outstanding Woman in Business,...

Writer's Almanac

  • One Ambition by Paul Hostovsky

    All I ever really wanted
    was to whistle with my fingers—

    I knew I would never
    be the one up on stage

    blowing everybody away
    with beauty, brilliance, virtuosity…

    But to be the lightning
    inside the thunderous applause,

Composer's Datebook

  • Honegger plays rough

    Rugby is a style of football that originated in England at Rugby School and was one of several similar games played at British public boy's schools during the 19th century.