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April Laissle

DPS Teachers Pack Up Classrooms In Preparation For Possible Strike

Flanked by U-Haul moving trucks, more than 100 teachers rallied outside a Dayton Public Schools board meeting Wednesday night amid ongoing contract negotiations. The trucks were carrying classroom materials packed by the teachers in preparation for a possible strike.

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tornado wall cloud national weather service Photo taken near US 35 and I-75, just west of Dayton, at around 7 p.m. Wednesday
WYSO/ Jerry Kenney

National Weather Service Confirms Three Tornadoes; Damage Assessment Continues

Experts with the National Weather Service are still working to survey all of the damage from Wednesday's severe storms. Forecasters have so far confirmed there were three tornadoes in and around Clark and Miami Counties, with wind speeds varying between 75 and 100 miles per hour.

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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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"Two Paths - America Divided or United" by John Kasich

Last year our Ohio Governor John Kasich mounted an unsuccessful campaign to try to secure the nomination to become his party's candidate in our 2016 presidential election. The political neophyte and outsider candidate Donald Trump steamrolled his opposition and went on to win the race for the presidency. Throughout the GOP primaries John Kasich distinguished himself as a voice of reason during candidate debates.

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.

Wilberforce University is the nation’s oldest, private historically black college and university (HBCU).
Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University has been struggling financially for more than a decade. Last fall, the school sliced $750,000 from payroll, but those cuts won’t carry the school through the next fiscal year, according to president Herman Felton, Jr.   

 “Because of our projections, we knew we were going to have to make some difficult decisions. We decided we’d make it through the year and decided in May, to do some terminations and furlough and all of us are taking a pay cut; mine more significant than the others," he told alumni.

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
WYSO/Jess Mador

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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WYSO/Jess Mador

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. 

Behind the Scenes at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

May 19, 2017
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is home to extensive collection of artifacts from around the world
Renee Wilde / WYSO

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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