School Closings
WKSU Support
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron General

Lehmans


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

WKSU E-Notes
Hate missing free movies? Want to know who’s doing what and where? Then sign up for WKSU E-Notes to receive an instant treat twice a month with updates on your favorite public radio shows and WKSU events.

View sample issue

Subscribe to E-Notes

Manage your subscription

ArtsLink
Featured Event

Cain Park

Cain Park begins where most city parks leave off —
an outdoor, intimate, covered theater (Alma Theater); an outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater); an air-conditioned art gallery (Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery), and outstanding programming.
Enjoy a summer event at Cain Park.

(more )

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us

The Lapchynski house burned in early July.

The Lapchynski house burned in early July.


A serial arsonist may be at work in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Story by Kevin Niedermier
Investigators believe a string of fires in Cuyahoga Valley National Park were deliberately set. So far this year, there have been eight suspicious fires on park property. The most recent incident was last Wednesday when a vacant, park-owned house in Peninsula burned down.
Full story

 
Canton installs the first of "The Eleven"
The Pro Football Hall of Fame picked the moments; Arts in Stark picked the art
More
 
Heroin use and deaths continue to rise in Northeast Ohio
Heroin is cheaper and more available than the prescription opiates that experts say often lead to addiction
More
 
Monroe Co. drilling fire might provide impetus to change fracking rules
Gov. Kasich says the law may need to be changed to give first responders more information
More
 
Why go gluten-free?
The protein in wheat and other grains makes celiac sufferers sick, but they can't always be sure everything labeled as such really is "gluten-free"
More
 
Justice Department weighs in on Ohio voting limits
Eric Holder files a "statement of interest" in the lawsuit seeking to overturn those limits
Full story
Quinnipiac poll shows Gov. Kasich has a strong lead over FitzGerald
Three months out, governor maintains strong lead over Democractic challeneger
Full story
Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
Committee is blaming a private vendor for food shortages, maggots and contraband in state prisons
Full story


 
Goodyear reports record quarterly earnings in North America - Economist: Second quarter earnings are part of a strategy that's paying off as Goodyear considers where it should build a new tire plant
 
Ohio Sen. Brown's bill would lift limits on drug addicts doctors can treat - Limits were set when methadone -- which requires nearly daily oversight -- was the only medication treatment for heroin addiction
 
Sen. Brown says political conventions transcend politics - On the eve of DNC visit to Columbus, Brown is pushing for both presidential conventions to be held in Ohio
 
More news from WKSU ->
Events & Features
Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Step into 1950’s Baltimore for an evening and get swept away by the unexpected romance of the school’s notorious bad-boy, actor Johnny Depp, as he falls for a good-girl with a jealous boyfriend in the romantic musical “Cry Baby” directed by John Waters at Cedar Lee Theatre on Saturday. From tiny cells to vast ecosystems, nature is filled with extraordinary and delicate connections that shape our environment. The Botanical Garden invites all Clevelanders to learn more about these connections at Nature Connects: A LEGO® Brick Experience - special to the Garden offered this summer only! Check out what other local events are featured this week!

(more )

WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to four specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 19 through Aug. 30.

(more )



Downtown@Dusk at the Akron Art Museum on June 19 - August 7

Downtown@Dusk present eight free community concerts in downtown Akron on Thursday evenings beginning June 19. Each event includes free entrance to the Akron Art Museum.

(more )



Summer Reading for 2014

See what author David Giffels, chef Doug Katz, Q host Jian Ghomeshi, Black Keys drummer Pat Carney, designer Valerie Mayen, children's author Joan Arbogast, college president Marvin Krislov, the Cleveland Orchestra's Gary Hanson, and others are reading this summer.

(more )



WKSU Supports the Akron Rubber Ducks

This summer, WKSU will be showing its local pride by sponsoring Akron Rubber Ducks home games at Canal Park.

(more )



Station Break - Summer 2014

Find out more about WKSU, along with arts and culture throughout Northeast Ohio, in the Summer 2014 issue of WKSU's Station Break.

(more )



Heroin: Big Trouble in a Small Town

Heroin abuse is gaining a lot of attention as it spreads through Ohio's suburbs. But it's in rural areas like Tuscarawas County that the drug has been a huge problem for a decade. Some describe it as a first love; others as a lifelong battle. Amanda Rabinowitz examines the issue in a three-part series examining heroin abuse in small-town Ohio with stories of addiction, death -- and hope.

(more )



Sign-up for WKSU E-Notes

E-Notes is WKSU's nationally recognized email newsletter. Distributed the first and third Thursdays of each month, E-Notes brings you programming updates, details on station events, local arts and culture, free ticket offers and WKSU member discounts and much more!

(more )



WKSU on Facebook and Twitter

Become a fan of WKSU on Facebook and follow @WKSU on Twitter for online updates and more. Follow @WKSUnow for the WKSU playlist.

(more )



Donate Your Vehicle and Benefit WKSU

Donate your unwanted car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle and support WKSU via the station's vehicle charitable donation program.

(more )



Folk Alley.com–All Folk Music! All The Time!

Folk Alley.com--All Folk Music! All The Time!FolkAlley.com is all folk, all of the time. Listen to the music you love when it best fits your busy schedule.

(more )
 

nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
NPR News

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University