The Vye app records eye movement, reaction time, velocity and abnormalities that could indicate a concussion.
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New App Could Put Life Saving Brain Injury Screening In The Palm Of Your Hands

Over the last decade, the number of high school athletes playing football has fallen. Some researchers credit the drop to growing fears about the health risks of sports-related concussion.

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Poor Will's Almanack: March 20 - 26, 2018

So much is happening, it’s hard to even imagine it all. Equinox occurs at 11:15 a.m. on March 20 and the Sun enters the Middle Spring sign of Aries on March 21. The Golding Goldfinch Moon, slowly turning the feathers of goldfinches gold, enters its second phase on March 24 and reaches perigee, its powerful position closest to earth on the March 26. When you get up before dawn to exercise, do chores or listen to birds, find giant Jupiter along the southern horizon in Libra. Walk with Venus in...

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Jane Kretschman reads her poem, "Chessy and the Masons"

Wright State University's ArtsGala is a springtime tradition.  Now in it's nineteenth year, the event showcases the work of Wright State students in a variety of visual and performing arts including music, dance, theatre, and motion pictures. Assistant Dean in the College of Liberal Arts Jennie Buckwalter and several students participating in this year's event joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in studio on Excursions for a preview.

  In this episode of the Antioch Word, you’ll hear interviews conducted by podcast co-host and  Miller Fellow Rachel Isaacson about the Nonprofit Leadership Institute for Community Action. The Nonprofit Leadership Institute for Community Action is an initiative funded by the Yellow Springs Community Foundation to help students at Antioch earn credit while they accomplish victories for humanity broadly and here in Yellow Springs.

Ohio GOP Introduces Bill To Ban Abortion

Mar 20, 2018

After a federal judge put the brakes on Ohio's latest abortion restrictions, a group of Republican lawmakers is trying to take a step even further: banning all abortions in Ohio.

Under a bill introduced Monday, HB 565, the state would prohibit abortions even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman's life.

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Learning To Open Doors"

WYSO's newest series, County Lines, focuses on small towns and rural communities in the Miami Valley and beyond. Community Voices producer Renee Wilde travels down the highways and back roads to bring our listeners stories of country life that go beyond the stereotypes. In the first story from this series, we hear that across the U.S., a growing number of rural communities are facing a growing veterinarian shortage, that is expected to worsen in coming years.

Rebecca Goldin ( @rebegol ) is a professor of mathematics George Mason University and the Director of STATS at Sense About Science USA . She has received several grants from the National Science Foundation to support her re
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Journalists are trained mostly as generalists. Those who attend Journalism schools or programs learn how to tell stories about a wide array of subjects, and are expected to pick up subject expertise while on the job. Some expertise is easier to come by than others, figuring out the ins and outs of P-values and standard deviation, for example, can be tricky. The site is designed to help journalists navigate the turbulent waters of statistical reasoning and is the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories. Host Rosemary Pennington is joined by regular panelist John Bailer, Chair of Miami's Statistics Department. Their guest is Rebecca Goldin, a Professor of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University, and the Director of Her work with the site has been featured in a number of media outlets, and Goldin has received several grants from the National Science Foundation for her academic research as well as for her work with "". 

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Common Grounds"

Dayton Public Schools
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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley celebrated the announcement Friday that Acting Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli has reached a tentative contract agreement with the legal counsel of Dayton Public Schools.

Lolli assumed the superintendent post after former schools superintendent Rhonda Corr’s departure in November, 2017.

The late Friday announcement follows another momentous DPS announcement earlier this week.

Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
WYSO/Joshua Chenault

At the Yellow Cab Building there is a lineup of some of the region's best food trucks and The Night Market provides delicious spices, jams and produce, artisanal bathing products, handmade toys and decorations and countless other locally made goods. This is tonight, 5-10pm.