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3:00 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Lawmakers Say Redistricting Reform Will Create Fairer System

Ohio Statehouse
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Ohio lawmakers have finally come to a bipartisan agreement on redistricting that many are calling historic. The process of drawing lines for legislative districts has been controversial in the past, but an agreement passed in the Senate Friday will be sold to Ohioans as a way to make that process more fair.

“This is the most significant bi-partisan activity that I have been involved in in my time here in the House and the general assembly,” said Democratic State Representative Vernon Sykes, who’s leaving after 26 years in the statehouse.

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Politics
6:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Dayton Could Get Large Racino Payment Soon

The Hollywood Gaming racino opened in Dayton earlier this year.
Credit Jerry Kenney / WYSO

  The city of Dayton could get an injection of extra cash this year from the new racino, but the owners of Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway aren’t happy about having to pay.

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Special Programs
3:00 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

From The Bully Pulpit to Civic Life: A Conversation Between Mark Roosevelt And Bob Taft

(from left) Bob Taft, Neenah Ellis, Mark Roosevelt, Ron Rollins, Darryl Fairchild

Antioch College President Roosevelt and former Ohio Governor Bob Taft are both the great-grandsons of American Presidents. Roosevelt's great grandfather was Theodore Roosevelt, President from 1901 to 1909. He was succeeded by William Howard Taft of Cincinnati.

The relationship between the two men is chronicled in The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism, by Doris Kearns Goodwin, published in 2013. They two were allies; Taft served as Roosevelt’s Secretary of War, but later clashed and Roosevelt ran against Taft in 1912.

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News
12:49 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

WYSO Weekend: December 14, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: On today’s program – a new, local series called Veterans’ Voices. You will hear military veterans from the Miami Valley interviewing their fellow veterans. And you’ll learn about a collaboration between students at the Dayton Regional STEM School and the Newport Aquarium—it called the Living Lens Project. See full program details below.

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History Talk from Origins
3:58 pm
Sat December 13, 2014

Race in the Classroom: Teaching Civil Rights

Join hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy in a conversation with historians—and award-winning teachers—Kevin Boyle, Stephanie Shaw, and Hassan Kwame Jeffries about the importance and difficulties of teaching race and civil rights in the classroom.

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