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

Knight Foundation

Meaden & Moore

Akron General

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

Featured Event

The Akron Symphony Orchestra
Winter & Spring Concerts to Warm the Heart and Soul!

(more )

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us

James Beard Award finalist Chef Jonathon Sawyer had a special guest for lunch on a winter's day in 2012 at his Greenhouse Tavern. It was another James Beard Award finalist, Michael Ruhlman.

[ view caption ]

Back to Greenhouse Tavern with Cleveland's James Beard Award nominees
Story by Vivian Goodman
Tonight, at the James Beard Awards in New York City, Cleveland Heights-based food writer Michael Ruhlman is a finalist for the book award.  Next week at a Beard Awards dinner in Chicago, Cleveland’s Jonathon Sawyer is a finalist for best chef in the Great Lakes.  It’s a good time, we thought, to raid the larder for one of the first stories in our weekly series, Quick Bites....
Full story

Cavs move closer to second round of the playoffs
Cavs are up 3-0 on Boston; would likely face Chicago in round 2
A baby boomer with rock and roll in her DNA sets her latest novel in Cleveland
Rock journalist Deanna Adams has written a sequel to her first rock novel
State budget passes House and heads to the Senate with big changes
Medicaid expansion continues; cigarette and oil tax hikes are dropped from the $71 billion spending plan
David Griffin: The man behind the curtain who made the Cavs click
Terry Pluto credits the Cavs' rookie GM for making some risky decisions that saved the season
Akron-based Goodyear opening a $500 million plant in Mexico
The new facility, slated to open in 2017, will be able to produce 6 million tires a year
Full story
Kent State University to open Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
The center will be the first of its kind in the Buckeye State
Full story
Akron Children's opens new $180 million expansion
The new NICU, emergency department, outpatient surgery center, and special delivery unit positions Akron Children's as the region's primary pediatric provider
Full story

Republican lawmakers believe amount of spending in budget is going unnoticed - The Ohio House approved a $71.5 billion dollar budget earlier this week
Goodyear reportedly set to pick Mexico for new $550 million plant - Other headlines: Jeni's ice cream issues recall, closes shops amid listeria scare; Marijuana legalization effort says it has half of ballot signatures
A drilling rig creates a temporary road hazard in Eastern Ohio - A mistake before loading led to problems en route
More news from WKSU ->
Events & Features
Remembering Vietnam

The WKSU newsroom looks back at two significant historical events with a collaboration with Western Reserve PBS. As the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War approaches, WKSU presents “Looking Back at Vietnam” beginning April 13, a series of reports covering the war and its aftermath.

(more )

Order Tickets to See John Hockenberry in Akron

Celebrated journalist John Hockenberry comes to Akron on May 7. Media master and host of The Takeaway, Hockenberry takes the stage at Actors' Summit Theatre at Greystone Hall for an evening presentation. Click through for details!

(more )

Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

This week in northeast Ohio, Internationally recognized tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Wenwen Du perform at Plymouth Church on Tuesday, the laugh out loud theatre production Unnecessary Farce debuts Thursday at Weathervane Playhouse, the annual, informational Arbor Day takes place this weekend, and the Cleveland Orchestra will perform at Finney Chapel this Friday!

(more )

Ticket pre-sale for John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio Co-Headlining Tour

WKSU listeners can use the code WKSU to purchase tickets on April 30 before they go on sale to the general public to see John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio Co Headlining Tour at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park on September 7, 2015.

(more )

WKSU Reception at Wooster Chamber Music Series

On Sunday, March 29, WKSU offers a post-concert reception following a performance by the Escher Quartet as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

(more )

WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - Dial M for Murder on Feb. 27 and The Tempest on April 10. Other performances also discounted.

(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–All Folk Music! All The Time!

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

(more )

On AirNewsClassical
NPR News

Copyright © 2015 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