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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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Ohio State Rejects Richard Spencer, But University Of Cincinnati Will Let Him Speak

Ohio State University has officially denied a request from white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while a lawyer for Spencer says University of Cincinnati will allow him to rent a space.

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Are You A Singer In The Shower? Connect with fellow Dayton singers at Bach Society's Sing Dayton! Newcomers, shower singers, and choral ninjas are all welcome. If you love to sing but don't have time to join a choir, then this could be for you! This is tonight, 6-9PM at Yellow Cab Tavern.

The annual Artistry in Wood Show & Sale is Saturday and Sunday at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington. Many of the top woodworkers in the country will be at this event!

University of Cincinnati officials haven't made a decision ahead of a threatened lawsuit by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer. Spencer's attorney says UC and Ohio State University have until Friday to agree to allow Spencer to speak on campus.

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Riding Away."

Kasich Warns Of The Digital Revolution's Effects On Ohio Jobs

Oct 10, 2017
Gov. John Kasich speaking to the Ohio Transportation Engineers Conference in Columbus
Dan Konik

Ohio is trying to integrate the future of automated vehicles into its transportation framework so the state can be a leader for the automated vehicles industry. But Gov. John Kasich warns that as the nation prepares for self-driving cars, then it must also prepare for some major consequences.

When the Irish writer Nuala O'Faolain was in her fifties she published her first book. It was a memoir called "Are You Somebody?" She came out to WYSO for an interview during her book tour. Her memoir is breathtakingly fabulous. And so was she. We had a lovely chat that day. I never expected to see her again. But fortunately I did see her again and we had more interviews.

oak leaf
Wayne Noffsinger / Flickr Creative Commons

Everything is telling time, revealing the arrival of middle autumn.

The Pleiades, and the Hyades of Taurus, outrides of winter’s Orion, lie on the eastern horizon after dark, promising December.

Yellow Springs songwriter Emma Lee Woodruff returns to the WYSO studios to share some live music and talk with Music Director Niki Dakota about finding her voice, her musical career so far and more.

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Ohio gun groups say they oppose any bans on a gun accessory called bump stocks used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic weapons.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans for Concealed Carry say a ban would be a threat to American gun rights.

Stephen Paddock equipped rifles with bump stocks that he used to kill 58 people and wound hundreds from a Las Vegas hotel room a week ago.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

 

Unintentional drug overdose deaths in Montgomery County for 2017 now stand at 499. The numbers came in a monthly update from Public Health Dayton, and Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services. At the press conference, three young people - Cory Kabara, Andrew Leadford and Sarah Fowler Northrup - stood up to tell their stories of addiction and recovery.


Following the press conference, it was a quick trip into the next room where I sat down with Rich Isaacson - Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and public information officer for Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky, and Andrea Hoff - Director of Prevention and Early Intervention with ADAMHS. We talked about a collaboration they are working on together.

David Garrison reads Robert Brimm's poem, "When Words Fell."

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