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Mayor Whaley Denounces Effort To Repeal Obamacare

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley held a news conference on Wednesday morning to discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact on the Dayton region. President Trump and GOP lawmakers have promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Whaley was one of more than fifty mayors around the country who held similar press conferences on what they called a “Day of Action.” According to the mayor, more than 900,000 Ohioans have healthcare because of the Affordable Care Act . She says that repealing...

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What Are the Barriers to a Renewable Energy Transformation?

Politicians in Ohio and around the country are struggling to articulate new energy policies. Renewables are booming and becoming cheaper, but shale oil and gas are on the rise as well. How will the energy system of the future look? Sustainability commentator Bob Brecha has some ideas about pitfalls to avoid . I’ll admit right up front that I really like renewable energy. Knowing that sun shining on the solar panels on my roof is making hot water and electricity just makes me happy. The rise...

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Join WYSO and the Rubi Girls on April 1st for a seriously silly celebration of public radio.

Help us tell the story of the Miami Valley by writing a letter to the President and sending it to WYSO.


YWCA Dayton

Each year YWCA Dayton celebrates women who are making a big difference in people’s lives The annual Women of Influence Awards Ceremony takes place on March 9th at the Dayton Convention Center. We spoke to YWCA CEO Shannon Isom to get more details.



Here is the full information from the YWCA:

Jerry Kenney

Mayor Nan Whaley delivered the annual State of the City address to a full house at City Hall on Wednesday morning. In the 15 minute speech, Whaley touched on multiple issues, including the local and regional economy, downtown revitalization efforts, infrastructure, and education - a focal point of her administration since she took office three years ago.

The mayor noted that Dayton had seen some "dark days" with business closures, unemployment, home foreclosures and vacant and abandoned buildings, yet, proclaimed in her speech, "Dayton is roaring back!"


On February 25th at Memorial Hall, Dayton History will host Fight Night, an evening of boxing. Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, and other boxing legends have battled it out inside the hall and this event keeps that tradition alive. To get the details WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Jeff Brown, founder of the Brown Institute of Martial Arts, in Centerville who’s been training the athletes for their fights.

Here's the press release with more details from Dayton History:


A federal appeals court is hearing arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

State attorneys say they've provided plenty of evidence to show that the contested first drug in Ohio's three-drug method will put inmates into a deep state of unconsciousness.

The state also argues that the U.S. Supreme Court last year upheld the use of that drug, midazolam, in a case out of Oklahoma.

Lawyers for death row inmates are challenging the effectiveness of midazolam.

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My home is my observatory. Near winter solstice, the sun comes up just on the other side of the Danielsons’ house  across the street (as far south as it ever rises) and it shines in to the north wall of my home office, lies across the bed in the green bedroom.

Conrad Balliet reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "High School Poetry Class"

“Free To Ride” documentary Kirwan institute Ohio State
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The long-running feud between Greater Dayton RTA and the city of Beavercreek over public-transportation access is the subject of a new feature-length documentary film currently being shown in Washington, D.C. The film, called “Free To Ride,” premiered Friday at the D.C. Independent Film Festival and comes to Ohio State University on March 1.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On this week's program - Dayton Youth Radio, the scoop on Dayton History’s Fight Night, and this year’s YWCA Women of Influence Awards. Full details below.


Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's poem, "Terre Haute."

I read a lot of crime novels and some of them are very good. Occasionally I'll read one that completely dazzles me. "The Butcher's Hook" by Janet Ellis is one of those books that made me perspire with shock and astonishment. And this is her literary debut! Amazing.