The houses in Greenmont Village are known for their flat roofs
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Mutual Housing Experiment Still Going Strong 80 Years Later

Greenmont Village might be tucked away between Woodman and Patterson, on the border of Kettering and Dayton -- but the neighborhood stands out, because unlike the rest of the area, most of these houses have flat roofs. Some people joke that they look like sugar cubes or shoe boxes, but in the 1940s when they were built, they were essential housing for Dayton’s defense workers and their families. Wartime manufacturing was great for Dayton, and by 1943, the city had an employment rate increase...

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Commentary: Climate Change And Hurricanes

Hurricane season lasts for a few more weeks. The US has been fortunate over the past few years because there haven’t been many direct hits on the mainland, but this year the hurricanes just keep coming. Sustainability commentator Bob Brecha takes a look at what we should expect for the future with warming oceans. It’s been a strange hurricane season already. Harvey hovered over Houston and unleashed unimaginable amounts of rainfall. The astonishing thing about Irma is not just that the...

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Marietta Ball reads her poems, "Summer Evening at the Lake" and "If Not For Birds."

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

In the early 1940’s Dayton’s population swelled as employment opportunities in area factories, research facilities and military installations rose dramatically. But there wasn’t enough housing for these new workers and their families. In response to the shortage, three unique public housing developments were built. One of these developments was the topic of a WYSO Curious question from a listener, so Community Voices Producer Renee Wilde took a stroll through Greenmont Village and found it still going strong 80 years later.

There is a play now through Sunday at the Schuster Center, Mathile Theatre. It is titled TAPE and is about a guy on the verge of hitting it big who hooks up for the weekend with his best friend from high school who makes his money selling dope. Beneath its suspenseful, high-stakes surface, TAPE examines questions of motive, memory, truth and perception.

Left on Pearl is a documentary chronicling the 1971 women's occupation of a Harvard-university owned building.  Dayton Women's Rights Alliance's Joy Schawb and Michelle Meitzner joined Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt to talk about the film, its historical context, and the upcoming screening.

Left on Pearl is showing at the Neon in downtown Dayton on Sunday, October 22 at 3pm. 

Stephanie Amber and Adam Darling of Honey and Blue visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope as the band prepares to release its second album, All the Feels. Amber and Darling talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the process of creating the album, future plans, and more.

Honey and Blue will celebrate the release of All The Feels on December 2 at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music in Columbus. More information at: www.honeyandblue.com

Stats + Stories: Why Don't People Like My Graphs?

Oct 19, 2017

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Journalists are swimming in data coming from governments, nonprofits, think tanks and other agencies. There's data available to help contextualize almost any story a reporter might want to tell. How to present that information to audiences in a compelling and understandable way is something many newsrooms are struggling to figure out. In this episode of Stats + Stories, host Rosemary Pennington and panelists John Bailer chair of Miami's Statistics department and Richard Campbell chair of Media, Journalism and Film are joined by Alberto Cairo, the Knight chair in visual journalism at the University of Miami Florida, where he teaches courses on info graphics and data visualization. He's also the director of the visualization program at UM center for computational science and the author of 2016's, The Truthful Art: Data Charts and Maps for Communication.

Members of Nasty Bingo, Miss Lissa and Co, Rites of Venus and Rachel Litteral joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio for a musical preview of the second annual Brews & Blues event.  The musicians shared some songs and talked about collaborative nature of the event and their love for the blues.

Brews & Blues is Saturday, October 21 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/309339626198723

In October, the Trump administration instituted an immediate new rule allowing more employers to opt out of Affordable Care Act mandates covering free contraception if they object on moral or religious grounds.
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Around 62 million women nationwide gained access to no-cost birth control as a result of Affordable Care Act mandates.

More than two million women in Ohio are eligible for that coverage, which pays for contraception, including expensive IUDs.

Now, women with free birth control coverage through some employer-based or university health plans may be at risk of losing that benefit.

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A high-ranking Republican senator from northwest Ohio has abruptly resigned his seat, apologizing for "inappropriate behavior" he had with a state employee.

In a statement released on Wednesday morning, Hite said he was "not proud of recent inappropriate conversations" he had with a woman, who he says worked in a nearby state office.

"After we met, I sometimes asked her for hugs and talked with her in a way that was not appropriate for a married man, father, and grandfather like myself," Hite said. "Beyond those hugs, there was no inappropriate physical contact."

Audrey Hackett reads her poems, "Catalpas" and "Poet of Quiet."