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Pride and Protest: A Veteran and An Activist Discuss the American Flag

When President-elect Donald Trump visited Vandalia earlier this year, a young man named Tommy DiMassimo rushed the stage. He was arrested and sentenced to one year’s probation. This month, a Federal judge ended that probation early without objection from the Department of Justice. Tommy DiMassimo is an activist, and before the Trump incident, he participated in a march at Wright State University protesting racism and police brutality where he stood on an American flag. Many veterans were...
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A trolley bus parked at RTA headquarters in Dayton.
Pat O'Malley, RTA

Why Does Dayton Have Trolley Buses? WYSO Curious Hops Onboard

Dayton is one of only five US cities that still have electric trolley buses. Listener Aaron Hill had several questions about the trolleys: he wondered about their history, their cost compared to diesel buses, and the future of the trolley system.
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On today’s show, we’ll go to Wilmington to learn about a gritty art project, WYSO Curious will investigate the story of Dayton’s trolley buses, and Veterans Voices features a conversation about how veterans and protesters see the American flag.

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Two Notes From the Universe."

A Bizarre Holiday And Bake Sale is at The Dayton Area Peace Museum. You will not only be able to buy over-looked gems from past Peace Museum boutiques at bargain prices, but there will be a bake sale featuring members favorite cookies and special treats. Tonight from 6 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, 10 am. to 4 pm.

President-elect Donald Trump was in Cincinnati Thursday night for the first stop in a victory tour. He said the visit was for two reasons: to thank his supporters for his November win, and to discuss his action plan to make America great again. Trump relied heavily on that catch phrase and others from his campaign.

"Night School" is the latest Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child. Child is one of the hottest authors on the planet. This book went straight to #1 in the United Kingdom and the USA. Child's many fans know what they will be getting in every book; non-stop, seat of our pants, relentless thrills and entertainment.

The Women's Med Center in Dayton's south suburbs is routinely picketed by abortion opponents.
Samuel Worley / WYSO

State health officials have revoked the operating license of one of Ohio’s last remaining abortion providers. The state issued the order on the grounds the clinic failed to obtain a written hospital-transfer agreement. 

The Ohio Department of Health says the clinic needs another backup doctor available to admit patients in a medical emergency. Since 2013, the state’s required all abortion clinics to have such backup agreements. 

Clark County Seeks to Attract New Retailers

Nov 30, 2016
Springfield's Upper Valley Mall, built in 1971, has suffered from the loss of several anchor tenants.
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Texas based Buxton Co will be paid $50,000 to look at retail development options for several Springfield-area sites including the Upper Valley Mall, Bechtle Avenue  and the I-70 corridor.  Clark County wants to increase retail options for residents and attract new business to the area.

“We’re trying to build a retail base, because it keeps people shopping in Clark County, adds to the sales tax and enhances our local businesses," says Commissioner John Detrick.

Lawmakers Could Lift Automatic Concealed Weapons Ban At College Campuses, Daycares

Nov 30, 2016
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A bill that allows people to carry concealed weapons into more areas such as daycares and college campuses is moving through the Legislature as the clock runs out on this year’s session. 

There’s a list of places where people are automatically banned from carrying concealed weapons. That includes daycares, airport terminals and government buildings. But a bill moving closer to becoming a law would cross those three places off the list, with some exceptions.

Conrad Balliet reads Stella Ling's poem, "Breath"

Tiffany McDaniel has spent years honing her writing craft. She has had to focus with steely determination upon that most difficult of objectives; to see her work being published. Her novel "The Summer That Melted Everything" was recently issued by Saint Martin's Press.

This is a work of literary fiction. That is a term that is frequently abused but not in this case. What makes McDaniel's novel so striking is her originality-the language she employs is so vivid that it tumbles and spins across the pages. Here is a sample paragraph:
 

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