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Dayton City Commissioners Wednesday voted to approve an ordinance banning panhandling along several busy roadways within city limits
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City Commission Effectively Bans Panhandling Along 51 Major Roadways in Dayton

Dayton City Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance effectively banning panhandling along many major roadways in Dayton. The new law prohibits pedestrians from coming within three feet of an operating vehicle on 51 busy roadways in the city. It would also penalize motorists who slow down or deviate from traffic lanes to interact with pedestrians. At the meeting, commissioners said the ordinance is an effort to improve safety and reduce crashes. They cited Dayton Police Department data,...

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Restorative Justice Conference Puts Call Out To Educators, Leaders, Others Who Can Affect Change

On June 1 and 2 in Yellow Springs, Antioch College and the Community Empowerment Organization (CEO) will host their second Restorative Justice Conference on the Antioch Campus. The theme of this year's discussions center around "Are We There Yet? Healing Harms in Sexual and Family Violence and the Role of Restorative Justice."

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Conrad's Corner: May 26, 2018

12 minutes ago

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Cursive Repurposed"

Conrad's Corner: May 25, 2018

11 hours ago

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Where Are My Shoes And Socks"

Sideshow's 13th event is a show of Art and Music that all ages can enjoy featuring more than 100 local artists and musicians. This event has Sculpture, Painting, Music, Performers, Wrestling, Dancers, Comedy, Food Trucks, Local Brews, Photography and much, much more. Tonight 5pm-1am and Saturday, 3pm-1am in Yellow Cab Tavern.

Singer/songwriter, poet, Nobel laureate, icon...it's hard to imagine modern music without Bob Dylan. This week, The Jewel Case celebrates Mr. Dylan's 77th Birthday with two hours of our favorite covers of the man's catalog, from everyone from Nina Simone to Willie Nelson to Rise Against. It speaks to the quality of your work when it translates across so many musical styles. But first...

Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.

To mark the end of the first month of Ella 100, today we celebrate the first of only two feature film appearances made by Ella Fitzgerald.

The movie is 1955's Pete Kelly's Blues, a musical crime drama based on an NBC radio drama that ran in summer 1951. A pre-Dragnet Jack Webb starred in the series, and also produced, directed, and starred in the film.

Conrad's Corner: May 23, 2018

May 23, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "Jahrzeit"

Leland Sklar and Judith Owen
via http://www.judithowen.net

Judith Owen and Leland Sklar visited the WYSO studios ahead of the May 25 release of Owen's new album, RedisCOVERed. Owen and Sklar talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and performed their interpretations of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water", Drake's "Hotline Bling", Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun", and the Beatles' "Blackbird".

Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, Milt (Milton) Jackson, and Timmie Rosenkrantz, Downbeat, New York, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947
William P. Gottlieb/Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Fund Collection, Music Division, Library of Congress.

Along with being one of the greatest voices of all time, Ella Fitzgerald was celebrated as one of the world's most talented scat singers - "scatting" being the art of wordless vocal improvisation, essentially an instrumental solo in vocal form.

This track, "Ella Hums the Blues," is the one I chose to play during my Ella 101 on-air promo that runs on WYSO FM. It was recorded in April 1955 for the movie Pete Kelly's Blues, in which Ella has a cameo as a jazz singer. (We'll come back to Pete Kelly's Blues, with more info, in tomorrow's post.)

Paige Patterson
Paige Patterson

A member of Cedarville University’s board of trustees has been removed from his role as president of the Texas Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Paige Patterson, 75, who has also served on Cedarville’s board of trustees since 2013, was stripped of his seminary leadership position after years-old controversial comments he made about women resurfaced. 

Conrad's Corner: May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads Myrna Stone's poem, "Plaintive for a Lost Poet"

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