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The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is home to extensive collection of artifacts from around the world
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Behind the Scenes at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, nestled in a beautiful stretch of public parks that mark the confluence of the Stillwater and Great Miami Rivers, is a popular destination for families to learn about science and the natural world. But many Miami Valley residents are unaware that behind the scenes, the museum has an extensive collection of artifacts from around the world. Community Voices producer Renee Wilde takes us there.

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Poor Will's Almanack: May 23 - 29, 2017

When lilies and thistles bloom, mulberries and strawberries ripen, box turtles lay eggs, and winter wheat turns pale gold green, then it is the first week of early summer, and the whole season spreads into June. Catalpas and privets and pink spirea bloom as the first cutting of hay gets underway. Nodding thistles, Canadian thistles, the first great mullein, the first Asiatic lily and the first orange trumpet creepers open. In early summer’s second week, moth mullein, wild garlic and crown...

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Programming Update

WYSO To Launch Locally Hosted Hip Hop Show

Tables of Content will air Tuesday nights beginning May 23rd

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Next year’s graduating high school senior must get a good score over seven different final tests or on a college entrance exam, or earn an industry credential. As many as 47,000 high school juniors are potentially on track to fail to meet those standards. An amendment that may be attached to the budget in the Senate seeks to help those students.

Conrad Balliet reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "Death Is Embarrassing"

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. 

 

In this program you'll hear Culture Couch - WYSO’s occasional arts and culture series. We’ll also head out to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery with Community Voices producer Renee Wilde. See full program details below.

Conrad Balliet reads Matthew Birdsall's poem, "Just Business"

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Serendipity"

Care is a documentary that centers its focus on caregivers for the elderly and their clients. The film, which runs on May 21 starting at 1pm at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs, looks at the lives of, not only the elderly and their families, but of the people who are taking care of them.

 

The films producer is Tony Heriza, a 1974 graduate of Antioch College.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to him by phone to learn more about the film’s message.

 

 

Douglas Fecher, vice chair, Wright State University Board of Trustees. Fecher is also president and CEO of Wright-Patt Credit Union
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The Wright State University board of trustees finance committee Friday announced details of a long-awaited budget proposal. The 2018 budget calls for eliminating 71 employees -- fewer than many feared -- and more than 100 additional vacant positions.

More than half the job cuts would come from administrative positions.

Approximately two dozen are hourly positions, and more than 40 are salaried staff. Four positions would be faculty members. Officials say another 14 current full-time employees will see their hours reduced.  

Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. There’s a gambler, his girlfriend who laments that they've been engaged for 14 years and a lot of other characters! Victoria Theatre, tonight and Saturday at  2  and 8.

The World's Largest Convention of Amateur Radio Operators which we know as Hamvention is this weekend. Nearly 25,000 attendees from all over the world are expected. The Flea Market and the Exhibit Hours are today Saturday  and Sunday.

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Crowds are expected in downtown Dayton Friday evening for a rally against repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Organizers say the protest is needed as the United States Senate prepares to take up legislation that would roll back key provisions of the federal health law.

The GOP-backed American Health Care Act, recently passed by the House, calls for cutting Medicaid funding and allowing states to seek waivers opting them out of some patient protections. 

David Garrison reads David Petreman's poem, "Living Large."

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