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Staff at the nonprofit Springfield addiction-treatment agency McKinley​ ​Hall are participating in a new approach to opioid overdose.
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Clark County Testing New Coordinated Approach To Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Clark County has seen a record number of overdose deaths this year. But widespread use of the antidote ​Narcan is also allowing many people who overdose to survive and use again, increasing their risk of dying the next time.

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Central State University Chorus
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Central State University Chorus To Record Concert CD

The Central State University Chorus visited the WYSO studios for a musical preview of their upcoming concert. WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke chorus director Jeremy Winston who says the concert will be recorded and released on CD.

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Disability rights advocates are encouraging people to speak out about proposed Greater Dayton RTA service changes. The transit agency is proposing fare hikes, route changes and eliminations to make up for a more than $4 million budget gap next year.

The RTA has lost a significant chunk of funding from the state since July, 2017. To make up for the shortfall, agency officials are considering a series of changes that would begin in February.

The Taylorsville Dam in Vandalia is one of five dams in the Miami Conservancy District.
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Since the recent hurricanes in the gulf region and the Caribbean, University of Dayton professor Bob Brecha has turned his attention to how the Miami Valley might cope with severe flooding  and takes a look at research done by one of his University of Dayton colleagues for clues.

Extreme weather events were in the news quite a bit this summer, from brutal heat waves in southern Europe, to forest fires in the northwestern US, and maybe most noticeably, the incredible rainfalls brought about by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the Gulf Coast region.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

 

Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine this week announced $971,000 in grants to eight Ohio veterans-service organizations. The recipient groups include five Ohio chapters of Honor Flight. Since 2005, the organization has transported hundreds of veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.. Honor Flight Dayton President and Director Jim Salaman says the money will go a long way toward expanding services to veterans.

 

On Friday, WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and Jeff Opt from the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton had a conversation about the upcoming event at the Dayton Art Institute - The last Waltz is back for another run - wonderful performances from some very talented local artists. Here’s some of what they had to say.


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Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine this week announced $971,000 in grants to eight Ohio veterans-service organizations. The recipient groups include five Ohio chapters of Honor Flight. Since 2005, the organization has transported hundreds of veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.

Honor Flight Dayton President and Director Jim Salaman says the money will go a long way toward expanding services to veterans.

 

Yellow Springs' Little Art Theatre will once again host a weekend of screenings of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who portrayed Jesus in the film and on stage, on hand to meet with fans.  Neeley and producer Frank Munoz joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions to talk about the screenings, Ted's recent projects and how he fell in to the role of a lifetime.

The Little Art Theatre's screenings of Jesus Christ Superstar run Nov 10 - 12. Details below.

Such a Night: The Last Waltz Live brings together over 30 local musicians to recreate the Band's historic Thanksgiving concert. Organizer Jeff Opt joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live on Excursions to talk about this year's event, which benefits WYSO and the Dayton Art Institute.

This Pine Box returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at Dayton's Yellow Cab.  They played live on Excursions and talked to WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about forming the band, their upcoming album and more.

This Pine Box will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on Saturday, November 11. They'll be joined onstage by Automagik and Telehope.

Celebrating its second year, Ohayo Ohio is a Japanese Symposium and Cultural Event at Antioch College.  As part of the weekend's activities, Antioch alumni, students and friends will participate in Walking Heaven and Hell, An Evening of Japanese Theater And Dance, and some of those performers joined WYSO's Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk about the performance. 

"Patches" is one of the C-123 cargo planes used to spray Agent Orange. It's now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
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Washington-Centerville Library's annual exhibit is honoring our nation's military veterans. It is now  through Sunday. The exhibit includes special items on loan from the Dayton VA Medical Center complex. Visitors and school children are also encouraged to write thank you cards to our military which will be delivered to our troops before the Christmas holidays.

Fuyao Glass America
Jerry Kenney

Workers at Fuyao Glass America in Moraine have voted overwhelmingly against forming a union with the United Auto Workers.

Hundreds of workers cast ballots in the two-day election, which began Wednesday.

 

The vote was decisive: workers rejected unionization by nearly a two to one margin.

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