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Geraldine Moore reminisces over old newspaper clippings she saved detailing Davey's fights.
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The Life And Death Of Springfield Boxer Davey Moore

In Springfield, Ohio, in a public green space just south of downtown, stands an 8-foot-tall bronze statue commemorating the life and death of a young boxer. His hands raised, ready to fight. He was once welcomed by throngs of cheering fans, and handed a key to the city.

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Poor Will's Almanack: September 19 - 25, 2017

When autumn leafturn starts near equinox in the Midwest, the deciduous trees are bare in northern Canada. In Oregon and Maine, foliage colors are approaching their best. In the Rocky Mountains, bull elks are mustering their harems, and snow is falling. Along the 40th parallel, the smoky tint of last week’s canopy quickly becomes clear and bright. Now the soybean fields are yellow. Touch-me-nots are popping. Wood nettle seeds are black. Wingstem, clearweed and ironweed complete their cycle....

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Programming Update

Updates Coming to WYSO's Saturday Schedule

Beginning October 7th, we'll introduce two new programs

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Julie Moore reads her poem, "Remember Blessing."

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Amazon has made it official: It plans to locate one of its fulfillment centers in the southwest Ohio city of Monroe, bringing more than 1,000 jobs.

Ohio recently approved a 1.39 percent, 10-year tax credit for the project, along with a tax credit for a planned fulfillment center near Cleveland that could employ 2,000 people.

The Seattle-based e-commerce giant says the Monroe center will add to more than 6,000 Amazon employees already in Ohio.

Loudon Wainwright III has spent the past half century writing and performing songs that range from whimsical to confessional to downright silly. This clever man possesses a brilliant wit. His distinctive voice continues to entertain, provoke, and amuse. Now that voice has been transferred to the pages of a candid memoir called "Liner Notes."

Commentary: Economic De-segregation In The Miami Valley

Sep 18, 2017
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Last summer, a nonprofit called EdBuild examined child poverty rate disparities between neighboring school districts. They then ranked neighboring school districts from largest to smallest disparities. Of the top ten largest disparities in the US, two of them were in the Miami Valley. Danielle Rhubart is a lecturer and sociologist at University of Dayton. She studies poverty in urban and rural communities and brings us this commentary - about why poverty disparity matters and how to fix it.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend, report cards have come out for charter and public schools in the state. Ohio public radio’s Karen Kasler will tell us how how they performed this time around. We’ll also hear about the debate over gun-free zones in Ohio, and we’ll answer the question 'Why is the Miami Valley a tornado hotspot?' That’s coming up on WYSO Curious. See full details below.

 

Overdose deaths continue to rise in Southwest Ohio. The opioid epidemic is also taking a toll on the courts as more and more addicts end up behind bars for drug-related crimes. To help mitigate overcrowding, some Miami Valley counties are launching special drug courts. The courts offer nonviolent addicts a chance to avoid jail and get the services they need to stay clean and out of trouble for good. WYSO Community Voices Producer Jason Reynolds has been following one of the newest drug courts in Clinton County. Reynolds reports the program is already having an impact. But it’s no easy fix for the county’s serious addiction problem.  

Jeff Opt returned to the WYSO studios to update Niki Dakota about upcoming fall events at the Yellow Cab Tavern including food truck rallies, live music including Nashville based Tim Easton on September 21st, and more. 

Stats + Stories: Stats of Cool Cats: Emotions, Mood Management and Cat Videos

Sep 15, 2017

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

The internet is full of cats. There are blogs devoted to them. Twitter users sharing nothing but cat pictures and if you've been on Facebook recently, you've probably seen a cat video in your feed. Maybe it has annoyed you, maybe you thought the cat was cute, but those videos are more than just a distraction. They might actually be good for your emotional health. The connection between media and emotion is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories.  Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelists, Statistics Department Chair, John Bailer and Media, Journalism and Film Department Chair, Richard Campbell, and guest Jessica Gall Myrick, an associate professor at Pennsylvania State University who researches the connection between media and emotion. In 2015, she published a research article exploring the effect of cat videos on our well being and like those videos, her study went viral. 

A longtime fixture of the Dayton food truck scene, Katie Marks of The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton, will be closing at the end of this season to deal with recently discovered serious health concerns. The Yellow Cab and all of the trucks for the Friday, 5-10pm monthly rally will be participating by donating some money from every sandwich for her medical bills.

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "Riverward."

A group of bipartisan lawmakers in Ohio and other states are calling for an investigation into a recent data security breach at credit bureau Equifax. The breach compromised the financial data of roughly 143 million Americans.

 

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