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6:30 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Orville Wright's Demonstration Flight

The Flyer on the launch rail, the catapult behind the aeroplane.

In the summer of 1908, Wilbur Wright astonished the world, demonstrating the Wright Flyer in France.  No one had ever flown as long and with such control.  The world took notice.

Back here in the states, that same summer, Orville Wright was making demonstration flights, too, for the US Army's Signal Corps, trying to get a contract to sell planes to the US government.  Dayton aviation historian and photographer Dan Patterson tells the story.

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Music
12:01 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Chris Proctor Live on Detours

Chris Proctor performing live on WYSO
Cindy Funk

Chris Proctor is a United State Fingerstyle Guitar champion known for his combination of folk, blues, jazz and classical.  He joined Detours host Norm Whitman for some live music in the WYSO studio ahead of his performance at Antioch College's Herndon Gallery. 

Road Trip series
10:35 am
Sun September 16, 2012

New Ohio Guide: Cleveland

Cleveland
Flickr Creative Commons user Dougtone

You can still see the industrial history of Cleveland. Start at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River where Moses Cleaveland stepped ashore from Lake Erie in 1796. That natural resource had already been long used for transportation inland by Native Americans. But George Washington had an idea on how the country could expand West– build a canal that could link to the Erie Canal. With that, farm produce deep inside Ohio could be shipped to markets back East.

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SOCHE Talks
10:30 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Communities Confronting the Achievement Gap

The September 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Amy Lee from the Kettering Foundation on communities confronting the achievement gap.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

Origins Podcast
10:24 am
Sat September 15, 2012

Socialism Takes Over France, Again?

Detail from the painting Liberty Leading the People, by Eugène Delacroix, commemorating the French Revolution of 1830. The Socialist Party regained power in this year's elections.

After François Hollande’s victory in the French presidential elections in May followed by socialist victories in the more recent legislative elections, many commentators declared a decisive swing to the Left in Europe’s second largest economy, at a moment of intense political paralysis in the Eurozone. This month historian Alice Conklin explores why the socialists won now in France, after two decades out of power, and what their return portends for the future of the country.

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