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Bulletin Board Diaries: The Scientist, The Savior, And A Music Man

In the age of online advertising, some people still use the old-school method to promote stuff they want to buy and sell –– by posting on bulletin boards in laundromats, restaurants and other establishments. WYSO’s Bulletin Board Diaries brings you some of the stories behind these ads. Today in the series, we meet 28 year-old, Cedarville resident Andy McFarlane. We found his business card at the Beans-n-Cream coffee shop downtown - listing him as a composer, arranger, and private music...

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Premier Health and the University of Dayton say 42 groups and more than 600 people contributed more than 1,300 ideas for the fairgrounds redevelopment project.

Full Redevelopment Of Former Montgomery County Fairgrounds Could Take "15 to 20 Years"

Officials with Premier Health and the University of Dayton say the planned redevelopment of the former Montgomery County Fairgrounds site may take up to several decades. The two organizations that own the 38 acres of land have issued a joint statement saying it could take, “15 to 20 years to achieve the full vision,” of redevelopment.

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WYSO will host our first Dayton Youth Radio Camp July 16 -20 in Yellow Springs.

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Stats + Stories: G-D-P, it's easy as 1-2-3

Jun 10, 2018
Diane Coyle is the founder of Enlightenment Economics , and Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

While cholesterol levels may lead to concern about your physical health, how do we measure the health of a nation's economy? Our focus today on Stats and Stories is the measurement and assessment of national economy's health. Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film as well as the American Statistical Association. I'm John Bailer from the Department of Statistics, and I'm joined on the panel today by Richard Campbell, chair of the department of Media, Journalism and Film. Our guest today is Diane Coyle. Diane is the founder of Enlightenment Economics and Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. She was recently appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire C.B.E. for services to economics and the public understanding of economics. She is also the author of the 2014 book G.D.P. a brief but affectionate history. 

The Star Wars movie franchise is alive and well after all these years and the physicist and Star Wars aficionado Patrick Johnson decided that it was high time Star Wars fans had a handbook to help them understand the physics that come into play in the films. So he decided to write one.

Wright State university WSU board of trustees debate nutter center fairborn
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Wright State University’s Board of Trustees officially approved the school’s 2019 budget at a meeting Friday. The plan includes another round of layoffs. It's the latest chapter in the school's months-long effort to avoid being placed on state fiscal watch.

Wright State President Cheryl Schrader says as many as 40 positions could be eliminated during the coming fiscal year beginning July 1. She says some of those cuts could come through attrition.

Some of Dayton's best food trucks are getting together as Smokin' Bee-Bee-Q hosts the third annual Taco Truck Takeover at the Yellow Cab tonight, from 5-10pm.

The 2018 AIDS Walk Greater Dayton takes place tonight at Fifth Third Field Plaza in downtown Dayton. The Walk kicks off at 6pm. This year's tri-city walk/run is slated to be the largest HIV/AIDS awareness event in Ohio.

This week on the Jewel Case, we're doing a show about NOTHING: songs about nothing and nowhere. Not only that, but we've got a truly mind-bending lineup of artists to play and sing about it. George Jones? Check. Dead Meadow? Check. Lena Horne? Check. Those aren't even the most out-of-left-field ones. But first...

Jack Long
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There’s school learning, and then there’s life learning.  And that is what happened when Jack Long sat down to talk to his family for Dayton Youth Radio.

All high school seniors go through a discovery period. We’re about to leave the home we grew up in and the people that surrounded us for eighteen years. So, we instinctively reflect back on our family and our parents.

The Cincinnati Zoo is preparing to take visitors to Australia and expand its elephant yard. The zoo announced the multi-million dollar expansion project Thursday morning, complete with a visit from Rocko the wallaby, a native Australian marsupial.

Far From Eden returned to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their new, full length album Time for a Falling Sky. The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, the upcoming release show and more.

Far From Eden will celebrate the release of Time for a Falling Sky on Saturday, June 16 at Oscar's in Vandalia.

State lawmakers are requiring a police officer be posted at each camera, which essentially bans the practice.
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The Dayton chapter of the NAACP has launched an effort to remove the City of Dayton's recently reactivated traffic cameras.

Group members allege the cameras unfairly target vulnerable communities in the Miami Valley.

The organization is aiming to collect 5,000 signatures on a petition to put the issue on the November ballot.

NAACP President Derrick Foward says the cameras disproportionately affect poor residents.

A Voice of Your Own
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Performing as A Voice of Your Own, James Crabtree, Levi Short, Tyler Conley, Johnny Mcconnell, and Matt Mihalus visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about transitioning from a solo project to a band, writing, recording and more.

A Voice of Your Own will perform at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton on July 28. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711598048938859/