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Ohio plans to take advantage of the busy holiday travel season to warn drivers about the growing problem of drugged driving.

It's a joint effort of the State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The agencies will use the state's 130 freeway message signs, as well as additional portable highway signs, to display driver alerts on the rising number of drugged-driving crashes.

The signs also will advertise Republican Gov. John Kasich's Start Talking initiative, which encourages family conversations about the dangers of drug use.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program, Dayton Youth Radio and Veterans’ Voices.  You’ll also hear from The Alleghany Front’s Julie Grant on how some are trying to reimagine the Ohio river’s health and economic impact. See full details below.

A college student from Ohio is among the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University.

The Rhodes Trust announced the recipients on Sunday.

They include Pasquale Toscano, of Kettering, who attends Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He's a senior who is majoring in English and classics.

Jennifer Taylor

Nearly 30 local musicians will gather on the stage of The DAI's Renaissance Auditorium to recreate the historic performances of The Band's The Last Waltz and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original concert, which took place November 25, 1976. Organizer Jeff Opt and musician Dan Hereford joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk about the upcoming event.

April Laissle

Hundreds of parents, teachers and teacher's aides packed into a Dayton School Board meeting last night. They came expecting to hear more about the district’s plans to cut or reassign aides and other operations staff members. But after keeping the crowd waiting for nearly two hours, board officials decided to postpone an official vote on the matter.  

The standing-room only crowd of around 300 people booed and chanted in frustration, shouting “come on out, come on out,” as the board's private executive session extended into the night.

Aullwood's Holiday Shop Around and Art Fair is open today from 3 to 8pm and Saturday 9:00 am to  5pm at both the Farm and the Aullwood Center! This brings local museum stores, nonprofits, vendors, crafters, and artisans together at both Farm and Center for your One Stop Holiday shopping experience!

Air Force veterans Norbert Baur and Matt Bauer
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Today our Veterans Voices series continues with the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that celebrates America's veterans by transporting them to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials. Air Force veteran, and Wright State student Matt Bauer of Vandalia spoke to his grandfather, Air Force veteran Norbert Bauer about his recent Honor Flight trip, and his military service.

Matt Bauer (MB): You were in Alaska for two years.

Norbert Bauer (NB): Two years.

MB: Because that was during…

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Crowning Glory."

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Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear the first in a series of new stories from the students at Centerville High School. Many of us have memories of that one teacher who made a profound impact on our education.  Nathan Eide reflects on Ms. Hall.

71 years ago the United States of America made the top secret decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan. The first bomb exploded above the Japanese city of Hiroshima. A short time later a second bomb was detonated over the city of Nagasaki. World War Two ended soon thereafter as Japan surrendered.
 

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