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Columbus Businessman Revving Bronzed Baby Shoe Popularity

Dec 23, 2014
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Back in the 1930s, a Columbus kindergarten teacher had a dream. Violet Shinbach went door-to-door selling the idea of bronzed baby shoes. The idea was a hit with Americans coast-to-coast. The company she founded is still in business under the able leadership of her grandson, Robert Kaynes.

After college graduation, Bob Kaynes considered a career in banking.  But he says, "I interviewed with a few banks and it seemed boring and I saw an ad in the paper to sell pots and pans. "

Kaynes answered the ad but left in the middle of the interview to make a phone call.

Police: Shopper Shot Teen After Robbery Attempt

Dec 22, 2014
Dayton Mall
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Police in southwest Ohio say a shopper fatally shot a 16-year-old boy after an alleged robbery attempt outside an Ohio shopping mall.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend! WYSO’s weekly radio magazine.  In today’s program – a new round of Miami Valley StoryCorps begins with a conversation between a mother and her son.  We’ll have climate commentary from Bob Breca and this week singer songwriter Jesse Littleton paid a visit to the WYSO studios.  You’ll hear part of his conversation with WYSO Music Director and Excursions host, Niki Dakota – and you’ll hear some tunes from Littleton’s band Gran Bel Fisher. See the full program details below.

Gifts Older Adults Do...And Do Not Want For The Holidays

Dec 22, 2014
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Gift-giving season is in full swing and many people have at least one hard to shop for person on their list. For some, that person might be an elderly relative. If so, put down the bubble bath, leave the gooey sticky candies on the shelf, and for goodness sake, no more knickknacks!

“A terrible gift idea, I think, is more junk,” says Harold “Chappie” Chapman. “Most of us have downsized.”

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "The Way The Light Slants."

Roderick Kiracofe fell in love with quilts forty years ago. At the time he was living in SW Ohio. In his new book "Unconventional & Unexpected : American Quilts Below the Radar-1950-2000" he describes how he first became aware of quilts and how he then developed a passion for this under appreciated art form. Today he is one of our leading authorities on quilts.

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(Updated December 22nd at 10:45am) The Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio, was closed for nearly three hours Saturday afternoon. Multiple police agencies from around the area responded to the store following a massive “die-in” protest.

Women's Hours In the Wellness Center

Dec 20, 2014

The Antioch College Wellness Center has recently started to include women’s only swim time in its schedule and is also considering the possibility of implementing some women’s only hours of the entire facility. In this episode of the Antioch Word, Miller Fellow Wyatt Souers talked to class of 2018 student Layla Saad, Class of 2017 student Taylor Larson, Wellness Center Director Monica Hassek, and Dean of Community Life Luis Rosa about the reasons behind including women’s only hours in the Wellness Center and whether or not it will be possible to include them in the schedule.

A Clark County non-profit is starting a research study on health care access for immigrants.  A grant from CareSource is paying for the project.

Carl Ruby is with the non-profit support group Welcome Springfield, which helps immigrants living in Clark County. He says a high rate of Latinos in the county are uninsured, and that causes problems for them.

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem, "Winter's Heart."

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