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Clean Gene Lohman and Sherry Novick at the WYSO studios in the 1970s
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Rediscovered Radio: Clean Gene’s Record Machine

In 1965, a kid named Gene Lohman came to Yellow Springs to attend Antioch College. He brought with him an almost encyclopedic knowledge of popular music, especially R&B. As a child, Gene had been bed ridden with measles, with only a transistor radio for company. That inspired a lifelong passion for artists recording on labels like Savoy, Chess, and Stax.

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Dear Mr. President: Immigration – Make America Love Again

Dear Mr. President asks what you want to say about your community. Today, we’ll hear letters about immigration, a topic that’s generated a lot of controversy since President Donald Trump took office.

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Commentary: EPA and Us

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Poor Will's Almanack: April 25 - May 1, 2017

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It was 20 years ago that the Ohio Supreme Court found the state’s system of funding public schools unconstitutional. The case was brought by a coalition of hundreds of school districts and named after student Nathan DeRolph. They argued that relying on property taxes for school funding unfairly favored districts with higher property values. The Court agreed. The DeRolph decision was one of many attempts to solve a funding problem, and it won’t be the last.

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A new designation will honor Ohio schools that demonstrate commitment to helping students and families connected to the military.

 State officials announced the Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools during an event Tuesday at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, near Dayton.

Now living in exile, Turkish newspaper executive, Abdülhamit Bilici is coming to Dayton as part of the Dayton Council on World Affairs Speakers Series.

Bilici's talk, entitled Freedom of Press and Democracy, will outline recent political turmoil and government oppression of the media in Turkey.

In this interview with WYSO, he provides some details on what has happened to media outlets in Turkey and how he's dealing with his exile.

 

Biographical information about Abdülhamit Bilici provided by the Dayton Council on World Affairs:

Welcome to WYSO Weekend - our weekly radio magazine. On today’s program we have some regular features for you - Culture Couch, Dayton Youth Radio and latest segment in our Dr. Mr. President series. We’ve also got reports featuring movies, music and movement.  Check it out….

Jerry Kenney

Round two of the annual Winter Guard International Sport of the Arts World Championships came to a close over the weekend. Just two weeks ago, color guard teams from all over the world converged on Dayton. This time it was the percussion and wind drumline teams battling it out in several venues across the Miami Valley.

 

Marches for Science In Courthouse Square And Nationwide

Apr 22, 2017
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Despite cool temperatures around 900 people gathered in Dayton’s Courthouse Square Saturday for a rally in support of science. The Earth Day March for Science was one of 15 across Ohio timed to coincide with more than 600 marches nationwide, including on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and around the world.

Peter Mulvey returned to the WYSO studio ahead of his performance at Dayton's Yellow Cab.  Mulvey performed live on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about recording his latest album with Ani Difranco, his recent TED Talk and more.

Peter Mulvey will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, April 22nd with Shrug. 

David Garrison reads David Petreman's poem, "Living Large."

Litz Live on Excursions

Apr 21, 2017

Baltimore-based Litz is a family band currently on their spring tour.  On their way to a Dayton gig, they visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about growing up musical, recording and more.

Litz will perform at Jimmie's Ladder 11 on Brown Street in downtown on Friday, April 21st.  

President Trump signed an executive order this week calling for a report on changes needed to reform visa programs for international workers. Advocates say this could lead to a reduction in foreign labor in the United States. This possibility has some local employers worried about the future of their businesses.

Immigration lawyer Catherine McCarthy says she’s been fielding calls from business owners who rely on foreign workers for the busy summer season.

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