Dr. Scott Hosket on farm call with pet goat Jackson and his owner Rich.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Are Country Veterinarians Becoming An Endangered Species?

Across the U.S., a growing number of rural communities are facing a growing veterinarian shortage, that is expected to worsen in coming years. These regions are in need of veterinarians that specialize in livestock animals and public practice.

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Emerson scientists are studying this replica home's energy performance by simulating an entire year's worth of weather conditions in just over a week.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Dayton Scientists Speed Time In Pursuit Of Elusive Goal: Human Comfort

More and more Americans are using technology such as LED bulbs and programmable, so-called “smart” thermostats to save on utility bills. And, despite Trump administration cuts to many EPA programs, many government, scientist and trade groups are pushing for even more energy efficient buildings. Buildings are serious electricity hogs, and a major source of the greenhouse gas emissions most scientists agree cause climate change. In this installment of our Scratch series, we visit a new building...

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Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Common Grounds"

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
WYSO/Joshua Chenault

At the Yellow Cab Building there is a lineup of some of the region's best food trucks and The Night Market provides delicious spices, jams and produce, artisanal bathing products, handmade toys and decorations and countless other locally made goods. This is tonight, 5-10pm.

Ricky Terrell and Scott Loy of Starving in the Belly of the Whale returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the band's spring gigs.  They performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked to host Juliet Fromholt about the upcoming show, preparing to record their next album, and more.

Starving in the Belly of the Whale will perform at Springfield's Un Mundo Cafe on March 24 with Daniel Dye and Andy Ingram.  For more tour dates, visit: https://www.facebook.com/starvinginthebellyofthewhale/

Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poems, "Flash" and "Desire"

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "As You Always Knew, Dear Emily"

On a Saturday afternoon at the downtown Columbus, Ohio courthouse, close to 20 men sat in a conference room; arms crossed, eyes staring blankly ahead, listening to a lecture. One white-haired man with glasses and hearing aids yelled for the presenter to speak up.

Paul Goldberg returned to the program to discuss his latest darkly humorous novel "The Chateau." His protagonist is a journalist named Bill who is about to lose his long-time gig as a science reporter for the Washington Post. Right at about that same moment he hears that his former college roommate, a plastic surgeon in Florida, has just made a fatal plunge from atop a tall building.

traffic camera red light camera
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An Ohio village ordered to pay back $3 million in citations stemming from automated traffic cameras is taking its case to the state Supreme Court.

 The Hamilton-Middletown Journal News reports New Miami has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to hear its appeal. Lower courts have ruled that New Miami isn't immune to legal action because it gained funds by collecting fines under a traffic camera program that was declared unconstitutional in 2014.

The village argues sovereign immunity is guaranteed to municipalities across the state and necessary for preserving "fiscal integrity."

two goldfinches in the spring
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The Ducks-Scouting-for-Nests Moon wanes through it fourth phase this week, becoming the new Golding Goldfinch Moon on March 17. Rising in the morning and setting in the evening, this Moon passes overhead near midday, then sets near Venus. At midnight, the Big Dipper is overhead, Orion sets in the west, and Libra (along with Jupiter) rises in the east.

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "The Secret Is Out"