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Pride and Protest: A Veteran and An Activist Discuss the American Flag

When President-elect Donald Trump visited Vandalia earlier this year, a young man named Tommy DiMassimo rushed the stage. He was arrested and sentenced to one year’s probation. This month, a Federal judge ended that probation early without objection from the Department of Justice. Tommy DiMassimo is an activist, and before the Trump incident, he participated in a march at Wright State University protesting racism and police brutality where he stood on an American flag. Many veterans were...
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Poor Will's Almanack: December 6 - 12, 2016

When winter approaches, I sometimes feel afraid. Often, the feeling is related to dreams I cannot remember, but it is also an old issue with me, something that often appears as a kind of autumnal uneasiness. The fears, like a kind of stomachache or cramp, dissolve the more awake I become. Exercise and coffee and list-making pretty much make them go away. Still, they lurk at the back of my mind like the effects an insidious seasonal neurotic disorder. When I ponder all of this, I tend to...
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Lori Gravley reads Julie Moore's poem, "Ohio"

State lawmakers will freeze benefits for unemployed workers at current levels while putting plans for a major overhaul of Ohio's unemployment compensation system on hold

Republican leaders in Columbus said Tuesday that they'll take another shot next year at completing the overhaul of the state's unemployment fund.

They hope freezing the current rates will give them time to craft a broad solution.

On today’s show, we’ll go to Wilmington to learn about a gritty art project, WYSO Curious will investigate the story of Dayton’s trolley buses, and Veterans Voices features a conversation about how veterans and protesters see the American flag.

Larry Kosson

Acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan will return to the Miami Valley with her band for a holiday performance at the historic Plaza Theatre in Miamisburg.  Ahead of her visit, Ryan spoke with WYSO's Cindy Funk about Irish and American holiday traditions, songs of the season and more.

Cathie Ryan will perform The Winter's Heart on Wednesday, December 14th at the historic Plaza Theatre in Miamisburg.  More details and tickets available here: https://sunnyskies.ticketleap.com/cathie-ryan/

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Two Notes From the Universe."

Abortion protestors at Ohio Statehouse recently
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A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise. Abortion opponents say it’s a step in the right direction but supporters of legal abortion say it is politically motivated over-reach by a state agency.

NARAL Pro Choice Ohio’s Gabriel Mann condemns the decision by the Ohio Department of Health to revoke an operating license for a Dayton area abortion clinic, “Well, this definitely appears to be a witch hunt.”

A Bizarre Holiday And Bake Sale is at The Dayton Area Peace Museum. You will not only be able to buy over-looked gems from past Peace Museum boutiques at bargain prices, but there will be a bake sale featuring members favorite cookies and special treats. Tonight from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, 10 am. to 4 pm.

President-elect Donald Trump was in Cincinnati Thursday night for the first stop in a victory tour. He said the visit was for two reasons: to thank his supporters for his November win, and to discuss his action plan to make America great again. Trump relied heavily on that catch phrase and others from his campaign.

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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story from 2016 Ponitz Graduate Remi Greathouse about her family's journey to find permanent housing.

Remi Greathouse is a graduate of Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

"Night School" is the latest Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. Child is one of the hottest authors on the planet. This book went straight to #1 in the United Kingdom and the USA. Child's many fans know what they will be getting in every book; non-stop, seat of our pants, relentless thrills and entertainment.

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