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Dr. Tanisha Richmond at her office in Dayton.
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Dear Mr. President: The Affordable Care Act

For the last few months WYSO has been collecting your audio letters for our Dear Mr. President project. Dear Mr. President asks what you want to say about your community, and what you want President Donald Trump to know about the Miami Valley.

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Poor Will's Almanack: March 28 - April 3, 2017

In his 1989 classic, The End of Nature , ecologist Bill McKibben talks about people’s expectations that spring will come the way it always has come. There may, of course, be cold springs and warm springs, wet springs and dry springs, but what if our deeper expectations are unmet? What if spring is so cold or so warm that it becomes a different season altogether? And what happens, McKibben asks, if our certainty about the predictable sequence of nature falters? People ask me whether I have...

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Herb Martin reads his poem, "Little Boy."

View of Cincinnati from the mouth of the Licking River. Economist Richard Stock says more and more people are taking the trip down I-75 for work.
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The U.S. attorney general's latest warning that so-called sanctuary cities could lose federal funding has raised more questions about whether Cincinnati might be in jeopardy of losing grants after adopting that legally ambiguous label.

Some sanctuary cities block cooperation between city police and federal immigration authorities.

Brian Alexander is a writer who is based in San Diego. He grew up in Lancaster, Ohio. Alexander had been considering his next book project when he paid a visit to his old hometown. He was astonished to discover that this once thriving community had fallen on hard times. The manufacturing base in Lancaster has been in decline for some time. Alexander realized that his next book project should to be an investigation of what happened to this sweet little town.
 

Update 12:05 p.m.:

Cincinnati Police say one person is dead and 15 wounded from a shooting inside a nightclub early Sunday morning.
 
Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooting at the Cameo nightclub at 4601 Kellogg was the result of a conflict that started earlier in the day. 

The Republican bill that was to begin the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was pulled from a congressional vote on Friday. The bill did not have the support it needed to pass. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau on where some Ohio legislators fell on the issue.

DCDC2, is doing About Being, which presents new work with the idea of the story circle where people come together and share stories. The dance artists tell their stories through memories, voices, and perspectives to reflect identity and revisit the question of self-definition and its relation to the world. This is tonight and Saturday, 8pm at UD's Boll Theatre Kennedy Union.

Dozens of protesters sang happy birthday, ate cake and rallied in Moraine against a Republican-sponsored bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The rally fell on the federal health law's anniversary.
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As lawmakers in Washington prepare to vote on a Republican-backed bill to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act, more than 60 Affordable Care Act supporters protested Thursday in Moraine outside the Mandalay Banquet Center. It was the second Dayton-area health care protest in a week.

Organizers with the group Dayton Indivisible for All planned the rally to coincide with a county Republican Party fundraiser being held at the venue. Republican 10th District Congressman Mike Turner had originally been expected to appear at the event but was not able to attend.

Lori Gravley reads Rita Coleman's poem, "The Trees."

Evangeline Lyon
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from a Evangeline Lyon who says that she's different from other students at her private high school.

Montgomery County Jail Justice Committee Members Named

Mar 23, 2017

Members have been appointed to a newly created, independent Montgomery County Jail Justice Committee. 

The Montgomery county jail is currently involved in eight federal cases alleging inmate abuse and civil rights violations. The Montgomery County Commission had asked the Justice Department to investigate the allegations. 

County Commissioner Dan Foley says the committee will make recommendations on improving conditions at the jail in light of the ongoing civil rights investigation. 

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