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Dr. Tanisha Richmond at her office in Dayton.
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Dear Mr. President: The Affordable Care Act

For the last few months WYSO has been collecting your audio letters for our Dear Mr. President project. Dear Mr. President asks what you want to say about your community, and what you want President Donald Trump to know about the Miami Valley.

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Poor Will's Almanack: March 28 - April 3, 2017

In his 1989 classic, The End of Nature , ecologist Bill McKibben talks about people’s expectations that spring will come the way it always has come. There may, of course, be cold springs and warm springs, wet springs and dry springs, but what if our deeper expectations are unmet? What if spring is so cold or so warm that it becomes a different season altogether? And what happens, McKibben asks, if our certainty about the predictable sequence of nature falters? People ask me whether I have...

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Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services

The Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services is taking steps to sell 4 of its facilities.

The Board is looking to find new owners for its Calumet, Jergens, Kuntz and Liberty centers. Each facility provides a variety of services to people with developmental disabilities.

The move was prompted by new guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Under the new rules, by 2024, county boards will no longer be allowed to both provide services to people on federal waivers and manage their cases.

Kellen Williams Trio mixes blues, rock, pop and reggae for a driving, lively musical experience.  The band visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, songwriting and more.

Kellen Williams Trio will perform at the RiverScape Music Festival and Dayton Blues Festival this summer.

Andy Gabbard is in the final stages of a follow up to his 2015 album, Fluff, due out in early summer on Alive Records. Gabbard and his band G Whizz visited the WYSO studios to preview their upcoming performance at the Yellow Cab with M Ross Perkins and Dawg Yawp.

Andy Gabbard and G Whizz, M Ross Perkins and Dawg Yawp will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 31st.

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.

 

Caged: Humans and Animals at the Zoo

Mar 22, 2017

Zoos are some of the world’s most visited attractions. Yet they often make headlines for controversial reasons such as in 2016 when the Cincinnati Zoo shot and killed a gorilla after a child fell into the animal’s enclosure or in 2017 when poachers killed a rhinoceros at a Paris Zoo for its horns. While schoolchildren and adults alike may delight at the prospect of a trip to the zoo, historically zoos have represented far more than a fun way to spend an afternoon.

With the publication of "I Let You Go" last year Clare Mackintosh won the attention of over a million mystery readers who loved her tightly woven and spectacularly clever book. How does one follow up on a debut novel that sizzled like that one did?

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Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has entered the 2018 Ohio governor's race against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders.  The 58-year-old Renacci, of Wadsworth in northeast Ohio, sought to position himself Monday as a political outsider alongside three Republicans who have spent their careers in public office: the state attorney general, the secretary of state and the lieutenant governor.

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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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