Downtown Dayton Partnership The program will transform idle parking meters in heavily trafficked areas of Dayton into collection sites. Officials say the money will be collected and distributed to organizations that help the homeless.
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Dayton Takes Steps To Cut Panhandling With New Parking Meter Program

Dayton officials Tuesday launched a new collaborative effort aimed at reducing the number of panhandlers in the city. The new Real Change Dayton program encourages people to help the homeless by giving at designated locations instead of giving directly to panhandlers.

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Education Spending, Health, Addiction Dominate Discussion At Northwest Dayton Town Hall

Nearly 100 people came to a town hall meeting with Ohio House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn, health and education advocates in Northwest Dayton Monday night.

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Janeal Ravndal reads Joy Schwab's poem, "Music"

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccavari's poem, "Gift"

Otto Warmbier, a U.S. citizen who was freed last week after more than a year in North Korean detention, has died. Doctors who examined him after his return to said he had "extensive loss of tissue" in all parts of his brain.

Warmbier, 22, had been in a coma since coming home to the United States last week.

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ctive shooter simulation training [Annie Wu / ideastream]

Ohio state law prohibits firearms inside school buildings, but school boards have the right to give individuals permission to conceal carry.

At the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response or FASTER training, educators prepare in case of an active shooter. On the third and last day, participants go through an active shooter simulation.

At Wadsworth High School, a role-playing scenario unfolds with one person pretending to be an active shooter.

State Rep. and House Democratic Leader Fred Strahorn is expected to take questions from the public Monday at a town hall meeting in Dayton. The event was organized by the activist group Dayton Indivisible For All to call attention to the ongoing state budget process.

Governor Kasich must sign the two-year budget bill by the end of this month. State legislators recently cut $800 million out of the upcoming budget due to lower than expected tax revenues.

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Educators participating in FASTER training prepare for target practice[Annie Wu / ideastream]

Most schools are off for the summer, but some Ohio teachers are spending part of their break training for next fall. They’re preparing in case of an active shooter in their schools.

But this isn’t ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training, where educators are taught to barricade doors or counter a shooter with distractions. In the small town of Rittman, Ohio, south of Akron, a pro-gun organization funds so-called force-on-force training.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine!  This week, we’ve got a series of stories on how some teachers will be spending their summer vacations - learning how to use firearms in active shooter situations. Later in the program, you'll hear WYSO’s occasional arts series Culture Couch with our very own, Luke Dennis, and Bill Felker has this week’s Poor WIll’s Almanack. See full details below.



Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Florida Boy 1969"

The Antioch Review recently published 2 special editions of the magazine to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication. AR editor Robert Fogarty returned to the program to talk about the history of the Review and how it has changed over the years.

Stats + Stories: Counting Crime

Jun 16, 2017

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

The data is often used to understand crime, punishment, and the justice system. There is one federal agency that addresses data from courts, victimization, crime types, law enforcement and efforts to improve the criminal justice system. Jeri Mulrow, Acting Director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics, joins Stats + Stories' John Bailer from the Department of Statistics at Miami University and Richard Campbell, Chair of Miami's Department of Media, Journalism and Film, to talk about statistics and justice.