Camp Acapella, Wright State University
courtesy of Brody McDonald

How Ohio Became An Epicenter for Acapella

Many people here know the high school pop acapella group 11th Hour—their appearance on NBC’s The Sing Off and their success at competitions. At their peak, choral director Brody McDonald chose a different road for this group that paved the way for the national Camp Acapella at Wright State this week. Culture Couch producer David Seitz looks into how Brody McDonald helped make Ohio an epicenter for pop acapella. When singers in 11th Hour pitch a new song to Brody McDonald, it’s gotta grab him....
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In April, there was a ceremony at the Lafayette Escadrille and Flying Corps monument in France to mark the original Escadrille’s centennial
Dan Patterson

Remembering the Lafayette Escadrille and the First American Pilot Killed in Combat

WYSO Aviation commentators Dan Patterson and Paul Glenshaw traveled to France in April to witness a significant moment in aviation history. Today they bring us the story of a milestone of American aviation—the loss of the first American pilot in combat. One hundred years ago, on June 23, 1916, a young flyer named Victor Chapman took off on his last flight. America was not yet at war, but Chapman was a founding member of the Lafayette Escadrille - the French word for “little squadron.” It was...
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In 2014, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) mandated that all County Boards of Developmental Disabilities cease adult day services by 2019.  In Montgomery County alone, that directive impacts more than 630 adults with disabilities. 

The directive puts a burden on some community agencies that are providing adult daycare who will now have to increase the number of people they serve.

To find out how one of those agencies is preparing for the increase, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney spoke to Dennis Grant – executive director of United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton. 

Coming up in this WYSO Weekend: The Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production of Alice Although got under way this weekend, and continues next weekend.  WYSO’s Niki Dakota helps us with the details. You’ll also hear how a mandate from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare is affecting organizations who provide day care services for adults with disabilities. See the full program details below.

The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Rob Portman and Former Governor Ted Strickland is one of the most closely watched in the country. WYSO’s April Laissle sat down with Wright State University political science professor Dr. Lee Hannah to talk about how the race has played out so far and what to expect next.

Dayton City Officals Propose Tax Hike

Jun 24, 2016

The City of Dayton is considering raising taxes. They announced plans yesterday to put a new quarter percent income tax hike on this fall’s ballot.  

City officials say they’re trying to make up for a projected $3.4 million budget shortfall, due in part to state cuts.

They plan to use the extra money to hire 22 new police officers and increase the budget for paving and repairing roads. The new revenue will also fund high-quality preschool education for every child in the city.

Congratulations! You've written your book, and you've decided you would like to publish it yourself. At the Rosewood Center tomorrow, Saturday, they are providing a class all about author-publishing. They will also discuss various sales and promotional strategies that can help your book find its audience.

House Democrats staged a sit-in Wednesday night in support of a gun control bill they wanted Congress to vote on before their summer break.

The Democrat backed bill would have stopped anyone on the U.S. No Fly List from buying firearms and require universal background checks. It would have also extended the 3-day waiting period if background checks weren’t completed in time, and required the Centers for Disease Control to study gun violence as a public health concern.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Mary."

Dayton Power & Light

Severe storms knocked down trees and power lines in parts of southwestern and central Ohio, causing thousands of power outages as rain produced some flooding in low-lying areas.  

An anthropologist from Indiana travels to Utah to do some research. Shortly after he arrives he is abducted by a cult that has forged their own secret society in a ghost town. This researcher, his name is Norman, then becomes a member of this group that resides in the ruins of a place they call Jacobyville.

Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse

This week on Excursions, a live performance from the young, talented stars of the new Yellow Springs Kids’ Playhouse production Alice, Although. Niki Dakota also sits down with the production’s director, AnnMarie Saunders, and Ara Beal, artistic director of YSKP.