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On May 4, 1970 a terrible event transpired on the campus of Kent State University. Ohio National Guardsman fired their rifles into a crowd of students. Four students died and a number of others were injured. The carnage was the end result of a cascading chain of troubling events that had unfolded over one horrific weekend in northern Ohio.

In his book "67 Shots - Kent State and the End of American Innocence" Howard Means examines the escalating turbulence which ultimately led to this horror. It should have never happened. But it did. It is good to remember. Lest we forget.

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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story from Dionna Powell, a senior at David H Ponitiz Career Technolgy Center, about her adjustment to life in a blended family.

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

Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from Dayton Rotary Foundation, the Fred and Alice Wallace Charitable Foundation, and the Iddings Foundation

Meghna and the Majority returned to the WYSO studios with a new lineup and lots of great things in the works.  The band performed two acoustic songs live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the evolution of their sound, performing at last fall's TEDxDayton event, and their upcoming 'Office Hours' show, a special performance for Meghna's Wright State University students.

With a newly revamped lineup, the Wretched Few made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope.  The band shared new songs and previewed new recordings while chatting with host Juliet Fromholt.

Learn more about The Wretched Few's upcoming shows at: https://www.facebook.com/wretchedfew/

I-75 north of Cincinnati. Many in the Dayton area are living further from jobs than they did in the year 2000.   highway
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The House has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would allow for expanded use of in-car breathalyzers for those convicted of driving while intoxicated – including first-time drunk drivers.

Both Democrats and Republicans have launched major voter turnout efforts in advance of the November 2014 election.  vote election voters
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The Ohio primary was Gov. John Kasich’s lone presidential primary win, and new numbers show a lot more Democrats voted Republican than vice versa. But the state's chief elections official says that isn’t a prediction of what could happen this fall.

Community Calendar Spotlight on Boy Scout Troop 191’s Annual Garage Sale

May 19, 2016
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This weekend is a junkers delight. Starting with Boy Scout Troop 191’s Annual Garage Sale at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kettering, Saturday and Sunday. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year and their troop master said they already have over 600 items donated for the sale. All proceeds from the event fund scouting activities like summer camp, new gear and scholarships for families in need.

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Fuyao Glass America in Moraine is hosting another hiring event Wednesday evening—this one in Greene County.  So far the company has hired about 1400 employees from the area and hopes to fill another 500 or so positions.

Fuyao CEO John Gauthier says filling those remaining positions is becoming a challenge.

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Wright State University is raising money for the September presidential debate.

 

This year's costs are higher than usual, according to the university. The typical price of previous debates ranged from 3 to 5 million dollars. This is Wright State’s first year hosting a presidential debate, and their goal is to raise 8 million dollars.

Manhattan was once a place where ordinary people could afford to live. People with dreams. People with low paying jobs. Even starving artists. Molly Prentiss has set her debut novel in New York City as the 1970's are ending. Her book is populated by distinctive characters from the period; a barmaid who has followed her dreams and moved to the city from the wilds of Idaho, an art critic for the New York Times who has a rare perceptive gift, and a struggling painter who has fled the Dirty Wars in his native Argentina.

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