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Rich Girl, Poor Girl: A Teenager Reflects on Differences Among Her Classmates

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from a Evangeline Lyon who says that she's different from other students at her private high school.

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PoliticsOhio: Obamacare Repeal And Replace Bill Pulled From Vote

The Republican bill that was to begin the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was pulled from a congressional vote on Friday. The bill did not have the support it needed to pass.

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DCDC2, is doing About Being, which presents new work with the idea of the story circle where people come together and share stories. The dance artists tell their stories through memories, voices, and perspectives to reflect identity and revisit the question of self-definition and its relation to the world. This is tonight and Saturday, 8pm at UD's Boll Theatre Kennedy Union.

Dozens of protesters sang happy birthday, ate cake and rallied in Moraine against a Republican-sponsored bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The rally fell on the federal health law's anniversary.
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As lawmakers in Washington prepare to vote on a Republican-backed bill to dismantle and replace the Affordable Care Act, more than 60 Affordable Care Act supporters protested Thursday in Moraine outside the Mandalay Banquet Center. It was the second Dayton-area health care protest in a week.

Organizers with the group Dayton Indivisible for All planned the rally to coincide with a county Republican Party fundraiser being held at the venue. Republican 10th District Congressman Mike Turner had originally been expected to appear at the event but was not able to attend.

Lori Gravley reads Rita Coleman's poem, "The Trees."

Montgomery County Jail Justice Committee Members Named

Mar 23, 2017

Members have been appointed to a newly created, independent Montgomery County Jail Justice Committee. 

The Montgomery county jail is currently involved in eight federal cases alleging inmate abuse and civil rights violations. The Montgomery County Commission had asked the Justice Department to investigate the allegations. 

County Commissioner Dan Foley says the committee will make recommendations on improving conditions at the jail in light of the ongoing civil rights investigation. 

Kellen Williams Trio mixes blues, rock, pop and reggae for a driving, lively musical experience.  The band visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, songwriting and more.

Kellen Williams Trio will perform at the RiverScape Music Festival and Dayton Blues Festival this summer.

Andy Gabbard is in the final stages of a follow up to his 2015 album, Fluff, due out in early summer on Alive Records. Gabbard and his band G Whizz visited the WYSO studios to preview their upcoming performance at the Yellow Cab with M Ross Perkins and Dawg Yawp.

Andy Gabbard and G Whizz, M Ross Perkins and Dawg Yawp will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 31st.

DP&L To Close Two Adams County Coal Plants

Mar 22, 2017

Officials with Dayton Power and Light Co. have announced plans to shutter two Adams County coal-fired power plants next year. In a statement, company officials cited economic and environmental challenges as reasons for the closures.

A financial review showed the J.M. Stuart and Killen stations will not be economically viable beyond mid-2018, according to the statement. As a result, officials say, DP&L will cease operations and retire the plants by June, 2018.

 

With the publication of "I Let You Go" last year Clare Mackintosh won the attention of over a million mystery readers who loved her tightly woven and spectacularly clever book. How does one follow up on a debut novel that sizzled like that one did?

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Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has entered the 2018 Ohio governor's race against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders.  The 58-year-old Renacci, of Wadsworth in northeast Ohio, sought to position himself Monday as a political outsider alongside three Republicans who have spent their careers in public office: the state attorney general, the secretary of state and the lieutenant governor.

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Recent events have unnerved me and pulled me just a little out of my lazy spring fever. It seems very clear that the global environment will be challenged more than ever during the years ahead.

Well, I attempt to begin to respond: I return to Gary Snyder’s poem, “For the Children", and his admonition to stay together, to learn the flowers and to go light.

So I have learned a lot of flowers in the past decades of my life. I start there. I see that floral taxonomy is not so much a matter of botany as it is a result of noticing, of watching, of caring.

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