Dracula: Bloodlines production and costume designer Ray Zupp
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Dayton Ballet Revamps Classic Story With Dracula: Bloodlines

The Dayton Ballet is readying their new production, Dracula: Bloodlines, about the world’s most famous vampire: Dracula. The challenge is how the ballet will bring this centuries-old story to longtime fans and entice new ones. In the Dayton Ballet’s production space, two costumes hang side by side: the first is a furred garment embellished with coins and ornaments, designed for a 15th century prince and warrior. The second is a long, sleek black cloak, lined in blood red, meant for a man who...
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Terry Kahle

Building Cars On A Smaller Scale

Dayton’s premier car show is the annual Concours d’Elegance, where every vehicle has earned an invitation to be on display. Last month, more than six thousand people strolled the field at Dayton's Carillon Historical Park, which held over 200 restored and antique cars. Community Voices producer Jim Kahle was one of them, and he found a display of miniatures vying for their own award. As I entered the manicured lawn of the park, I was treated to automotive eye candy in every direction, Bentley...
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The two major party candidates - Trump and Clinton - have dominated the daily news cycle since receiving their party's nominations in July. This week we spoke with Dan Zink, development coordinator for the Ohio Libertarian Party in Montgomery County about their presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson.




Mike Doughty
Jennifer Taylor

A mainstay of the WYSO airwaves, songwriter Mike Doughty visited the station for a live, acoustic performance on Excursions. The former front-man of Soul Coughing spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about growing up, music and addiction, and his new album.

Mike Doughty's new album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, is available now.

Experience Aullwood Farm lit up as a glowing wonderland of fun with thought-provoking and participatory art installations plus glowy and fiery entertainment. Roast marshmallows and make s'mores over a crackling fire. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this tonight and Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Officials in a Cincinnati-area township have lifted a shelter-in-place order after a chemical lime spill.

West Chester Township officials say 60,000 pounds of lime spilled shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday at Superior Environmental Solutions.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the final presidential debate Wednesday night at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

An Ohio judge is reviewing recorded police interviews of a woman accused of suffocating her three young sons as he considers her lawyers' request to exclude her confession.


Attorneys representing 24-year-old Brittany Pilkington in the potential death penalty case say the statements were obtained unconstitutionally. They say authorities pressured her into confessing and she didn't understand what she was doing when she agreed to be interviewed without a lawyer.


Matthew Birdsall reads his poem, "Stitch, Stitch, Stitch, Boom."

Trump Supporters Disappointed with Ohio GOP

Oct 18, 2016

Donald Trump’s supporters in Ohio are being forced to take sides after the presidential nominee cut ties with the chair of the Ohio Republican Party. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, this fracture could have lasting impact after the votes are counted.

The first major Trump campaign event in Ohio following the split with the Ohio GOP came with a sense of awkwardness.

As supporters filed into the Greater Columbus Convention Center to see Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, they admitted that they’re disappointed with state party leaders.

Community Solutions

Community Solutions (CS) was founded in 1940 as Community Service Inc., by engineer and educator Arthur Morgan. Today it still holds true to the mission it began then: to promote interest and understanding in the need to consciously develop the full possibilities of community life in small towns, rural areas and cities.

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On October 22, the Frog and Toad Migration Moon comes into its final quarter. The following day, called Cross-Quarter Day, the sun reaches half way between autumn equinox and winter solstice, entering the fertile but chilly sign of Scorpio.