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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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WYSO/ Jerry Kenney

National Weather Service Confirms Five 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 five 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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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.

David Garrison reads David Petreman's poem, "Living Large."

Tim Priest
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Centerville High School student Tim Priest about forming a bond with his uncle.

In the last edition of PoliticsOhio, we focused on the Ohio governor's race. This week, we hear about some other political contests underway across the state. Karen Kasler from the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau provides updates on some other state races underway.   

In this interview, Kasler tells us who Frank LaRose is. The Republican state Senator just announced that he'll run in a Republican primary for Secretary of State.

 

Ignite the Rest is the first full length album from R. Ring and collects both new material and some previously released songs.  The band visited the WYSO studios ahead of their late spring tour and performed live on Kaleidoscope.  They talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the process of recording the album and more.

R. Ring's May Tour begins May 18th.  Find full details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/465578583780822/

After a quick visit home, Cincinnati-based duo Lung is back on the road in support of their debut album, Bottom of the Barrel.  The band stopped by the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about life as touring musicians, recording the album and more.

Lung will perform at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton on June 29th. 

Janeal Ravndal reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Reef Walker."

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