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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. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau on where some Ohio legislators fell on the issue. Also in this conversation, this week the Ohio Senate passed legislation providing more than $7.8 billion to fund construction...

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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.

In this week's episode:

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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Advocates from anti-hunger groups say President Donald Trump’s $1.15 trillion budget proposal would hurt the neediest Ohioans most. The president’s budget would boost spending for the Pentagon and make a down payment on a United States-Mexico border wall, while cutting funds for many domestic programs, including anti-poverty programs that help needy families across the Miami Valley.

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Maine cira 1984"

Lydia Turner
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we present our our first story from the students at Stivers School for the Arts about a teenager and her father's unique occupation.

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton food truck will begin its third season with a kick off celebration at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  Katie Marks, owner of the The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton, visited the WYSO studios to talk about the event on Kaleidoscope, and Calamity Day provided a musical preview.

The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton's 3rd Annual Launch Party is Saturday, April 1st at the Yellow Cab.  Full band lineup available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/146683862506315/

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