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Politics
11:03 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Election Results: May 6, 2014

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General election highlights (to be updated):

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Election 2014
7:41 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Dayton Seeks To Renew Income Tax, For Good This Time

Nan Whaley urged voters to pass Issue 6 in her first State of the City speech earlier this year.
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Dayton voters will be asked to renew a .5 percent increase to the city’s income tax on Tuesday’s primary ballot.

Dayton’s income tax is currently 2.25 percent, but the permanent rate is 1.75 percent—the last half a percent has always been temporary. Voters have renewed it overwhelmingly four times since it was first passed in 1984.

City officials hope to cut the costs of bringing the tax to a vote in the future by asking voters to pass the increase with no time limit.

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Rediscovered Radio
6:36 am
Fri May 2, 2014

United Farm Workers Week, 40 Years Later

César Chávez
Cornelius M. Keyes National Archives

In the summer of 1973, César Chávez came to Dayton from the strike lines in Coachella, California to talk about the plight of farm workers. There was a week of activities and WYSO News was right in the middle of it.  Rediscovered Radio’s Jocelyn Robinson takes a look at the struggles facing the migrant worker community, then and now.

When United Farm Workers union organizer César Chávez spoke at the University of Dayton over forty years ago, the hardships he described sounded real, but seemed far away.

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Politics
10:53 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Sen. Sherrod Brown Talks Up Workforce Investment Act At Sinclair

Sinclair Community College President Steve Johnson (center) welcomes democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown to the college's manufacturing training facility.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown visited Sinclair Community College Tuesday to talk about shortages in skilled workers—and talk up his part in amending the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Since 1998, the WIA has funneled billions in federal dollars towards workforce training programs at the state and local levels.

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History Talk from Origins
10:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part II

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The crisis between Ukraine, Russia, and the European Union/United States continues to dominate headlines with fears of a second cold war or worse emerging. In Part I of this podcast double-feature, we discussed Crimea’s rich and varied history.

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