Politics

Socialism Takes Over France, Again?

Sep 15, 2012

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.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 2, 2012 including the following stories:

- PTSD in Partners of Sex Addicts, by Community Voices producer Judy Whelley

- Remembering Neil Armstrong, by aviation commentator Dan Patterson

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Michael Roediger, executive director of the Dayton Art Institute about the late Dr. Benjamin Schuster.

In the midst of a presidential election campaign that pits a wealthy Republican businessman against a self-proclaimed warrior for the middle class, Americans are talking a lot these days about “class.” Many credit the Occupy Wall Street movement with making “class warfare”—which, in its contemporary use, is really about tax policy—a driving issue in 2012. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ original idea of class struggle emerged with the creation of a class of factory wage earners during the Industrial Revolution.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 29, 2012 including the following stories:

-Refugees Find A Place To Grow In Dayton, by Community Voices producer Tracy Staley

-New Ohio Guide: Birthplace of a President, by Meg Hanrahan

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Generation Opportunity president Paul Conway about the challenges many high school and college graduates are facing when trying to enter the job market

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 22, 2012 including the following stories:

-Superheroes Land at the Dayton Art Institute, by Juliet Fromholt

-Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes reports on a local premiere of the film Derby Baby

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Don Birdsall, president of the Dayton Tea Party about the group's latest activities.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 15, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney spoke with Marcy Sidell of the Drug-Free Action Alliance about a new drop-box program in Ohio for prescription pills.

-Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports on the Ohio Attorney General's concern over prescription pill theft in the state's nursing homes.

-New Ohio Guide: Maria Stein, by Aileen LeBlanc

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 8, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Niki Dakota interviews Village Fam and beat-boxer Erratic about the Village Fam Summer in Yellow Springs.

-New Ohio Guide: Zane's Trace, by Scott Spears

-Wayne Baker interviews Yellow Springs resident Jonas Bender who was recently awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a Montford Point Marine.

WYSO Weekend: July 1, 2012

Jul 2, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 1, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with local filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert about their new film Sparkle which won the audience award for best short documentary at SilverDocs.

-Juliet Fromholt speaks with Brad Centers, one of the organizers of the Miami Valley Music Festival. 

-The latest installment of PoliticsOhio: National Debate Over Immigration Plays In Ohio, by Emily McCord

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