The 45th annual Dayton Book Fair is tonight, Saturday and Sunday in the Coliseum Building at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Lots of books and bargains galore….check it out at

Many of the greatest wood artists in the country are here for the 34th annual Artistry In Wood Show which is on Saturday and Sunday. You will have a chance to see the greatest compilation of wood art ever.

Proposal Shortens Maximum Length for Receiving Unemployment Benefits

Nov 13, 2015

The state still owes the federal government more than $775 million that it borrowed to pay unemployment benefits during the recession. Republican Representative Barbara Sears of the Toledo area has proposed some big changes to the state’s unemployment compensation program. That includes cutting off jobless benefits after 12 weeks instead of the current maximum of 26 weeks.

A Republican lawmaker wants to ban schools from charging pay to participate fees schools charge for sports and music programs. Sen. Cliff Hite, a former high school football coach, says he doesn’t want families to have to pay fees for their kids to play, but he doesn’t want districts to do away with those activities either. He’s holding events around the state for people to testify and at the Columbus event, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, a football player in high school and college, told the crowd students need the positive values they get through playing sports.

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Florida Boy 1969."

courtesy of The Record

A large group of Antioch College students and staff members gathered in front of the campus Thursday afternoon to show solidarity with students at the University of Missouri who have accused the administration there of ignoring alleged acts of racism on campus.

Antioch student Marcell Vanarsdale thinks that students at the campus are united in standing up against racism. He was happy to see such a large turnout of Antioch students at the rally.

Jerry Kenney

Cooler temperatures are here and Ohio honeybees are heading indoors—into their hives where they’ll spend the next few months keeping their queens safe and warm.

courtesy of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Puccini's tragic love story, Madame Butterfly, is the latest offering from Dayton Opera.  Stage director Albert Sherman, tenor John Pickle and soprano Yunah Lee join WYSO's Niki Dakota live in the studio for a preview of the production in conversation and song.

Dayton Opera's production of Madame Butterfly is Friday, November 20th and Sunday, November 22nd at the Schuster Center.

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A Democratic lawmaker who suffers from multiple sclerosis says Ohioans are growing impatient waiting for medical marijuana. Sen. Kenny Yuko says he wants to come up with a way to license and regulate medical marijuana, saying he feels it’s time for state lawmakers to stop joking about the medical marijuana proposals he repeatedly sponsors.

“Every time we mention medical marijuana, immediately people envision Cheech and Chong, George Carlin and the millions of times I’ve heard the jokes how many joint sponsors do you have for your legislation?”

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Ohio’s corn and ethanol industry is fighting back at ads it says are misleading and funded by big oil.

The ad aired last week in Ohio, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, and it says in part: “Mandating corn for ethanol doubles greenhouse gas emissions compared to gasoline over 30 years, and escalating mandates raise food costs and threaten the quality of the air we breathe. Mounting scientific evidence has revealed the inconvenient truth – increasing ethanol mandates can actually make things worse.”

Just back from his first European tour, Max Fender of the band Alone at 3am visited the WYSO studios for an acoustic set on Kaleidoscope.  Fender chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about the tour, songwriting, and Alone at 3am's latest album, Show the Blood.

Alone at 3am will perform at The Green Lantern Bar on November 13th in Lexington, KY and at the Southgate House on November 28th