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Sergio Gomez's work "The Bleeding Border" was the piece used to promote Latino Art of the Midwest at the University of Dayton. Gomez is based in Chicago.
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Trump Immigration Crackdown Sparks Fear Among Even Legal Miami Valley Immigrants

News this week of sweeping Trump administration changes to United States immigration-enforcement policies is sparking a wave of fear among both legal immigrants and immigrants in the Miami Valley illegally, advocates say. The immigration crackdown means millions of people living in the country illegally could face deportation.

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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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Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program - commentary from Bob Brecha of the University of Dayton. Bill Felker has this week’s Poor Will’s Almanack and Dennis Grant with United Rehabilitation Services talks about a major expansion underway at their facility and how they’re helping more people than ever with disabilities. See full program details below.

 

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Ohio Valley Rosary."

Imagine: People all around you choosing vocal parts for a popular lyric. A music director stands up and guides the gathering in song. Voices merge, time slides... "Beer Break!" rings out, and the camaraderie continues, all the way to the next round of songs. This is called Sing Dayton and newcomers, shower singers, and choral ninjas are all welcome! It’s tonight from 6 to 8pm at the Yellow Cab Tavern.

Seth Canan and the Carriers will celebrate their one year anniversary as a band when they play their second Dayton Does Dayton performance on February 25th.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their busy first year and their plans for 2017.

Seth Canan and the Carriers will perform at Gilly's on Saturday, February 25th as part of Dayton Does Dayton, which runs February 24-25th.

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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:

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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!"

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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.

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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:

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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.

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