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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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Congressman Jim Renacci Enters Race For Governor

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has entered the 2018 Ohio governor's race against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders.

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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.

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. 

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.

 

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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.

Organizers of a weekend protest are calling on 10th District Republican Congressman Mike Turner to hold an official constituent town hall. Activists held their own so-called “Where’s Mike” town hall on Saturday at a Dayton school.

Turner, who was in Washington, didn’t attend the event, which organizers say attracted more than 200 people. Turner's office didn't immediately respond to requests for comment Monday about the town hall. 

On this week's edition of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly radio magazine, we’ll talk to two Greene County organizations working raise awareness about poverty through a special event, a new Dayton Youth Radio story from Stivers School for the Arts, Poor Will’s Almanack and more.

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What Do Kids Need to Get to School Every Day?

Mar 20, 2017

Students who miss a lot school fall behind. It seems logical, but it’s still a national problem.

Each year, between 5 and 7.5 million U.S. children are considered chronically absent. In Ohio, 15.8 percent of students miss 10 percent of the school year—about 18 days. That adds up to nearly four weeks of school missed.

The loony, lovable Addams Family takes the stage when Stivers School for the Arts presents its spring musical. Featuring a live student orchestra, spooky special effects and an unforgettable cast of characters, the production showcases a talented cast of students from Dayton's public arts magnet school. Tonight & Saturday at 7:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm.

Wright State University
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Wright State University President David Hopkins has announced he’ll officially leave office Friday, three months earlier than his scheduled retirement. Hopkins had said last May he planned to step down in June, when his contract officially expired. He’s served as Wright State president for about 10 years.

In a letter to students, faculty and staff Friday, Hopkins cited the university’s budget-realignment process as one reason for vacating office early. He also wrote that he wants to, “position new president, Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader, for every success possible.”

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