Dr. Scott Hosket on farm call with pet goat Jackson and his owner Rich.
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Are Country Veterinarians Becoming An Endangered Species?

Across the U.S., a growing number of rural communities are facing a growing veterinarian shortage, that is expected to worsen in coming years. These regions are in need of veterinarians that specialize in livestock animals and public practice.

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Emerson scientists are studying this replica home's energy performance by simulating an entire year's worth of weather conditions in just over a week.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Dayton Scientists Speed Time In Pursuit Of Elusive Goal: Human Comfort

More and more Americans are using technology such as LED bulbs and programmable, so-called “smart” thermostats to save on utility bills. And, despite Trump administration cuts to many EPA programs, many government, scientist and trade groups are pushing for even more energy efficient buildings. Buildings are serious electricity hogs, and a major source of the greenhouse gas emissions most scientists agree cause climate change. In this installment of our Scratch series, we visit a new building...

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Downtown Dayton continues to grow, and at First Friday tonight you can check out all kind of new spots!

The 17th annual Weekend of Jazz brings Beavercreek schools' jazz ensembles together with 30 other area high school jazz bands and two performances by a professional headliner band. This is a truly exciting jazz-filled time today and Saturday. It exposes the youth of Beavercreek and surrounding communities to new and exciting forms of jazz music.

Gov. John Kasich on Thursday advocated a "red flag" law for Ohio, a ban on armor-piercing ammunition and other gun policy positions he says represent political consensus in a bellwether state that could fly nationally.

Zoe Williams
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So many of us have records on shelves or in the basement. And chances are the record player is long gone. But, Zoe Williams, of Dayton Youth Radio is here to tell us that teenagers are glad we didn’t throw the vinyl away.

I'm Zoe. I'm a senior at Stivers School for the Arts, and I'm also slightly obsessed with JD Salinger.

Antioch College

Antioch College staff and faculty are facing salary cuts and furloughs, as the Yellow Springs liberal arts institution struggles with a revenue shortfall this fiscal year.

College President Tom Manley announced the changes at a series of campus meetings Thursday.

Manley told staff and faculty the Antioch College Planning and Finance Committee recommendations are the first step in a “multiphase” process needed to ensure the college’s longterm financial stability.

Dayton Public Schools
Liam Niemeyer / WYSO

Dayton Public Schools paid three teachers a combined $30,000 during the months after they resigned. A report from the state auditor’s office revealed it took the district eight months to realize the error in one case.

By that point, the teacher had received $16,000 in unearned salary. A former assistant principal was also paid over $1,000 for days he did not work.

Dayton Poetry Slam's Link Schreiber returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the latest edition of the Slam and LitFest 2018 at the University of Dayton for a preview of both events on Kaleidoscope.

Dayton Poetry Slam is the first and third Sunday of each month at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  LitFest 2018 is March 9 and 10 at the University of Dayton.  More information below:

After performing together and interacting in a variety of bands and genres throughout their musical careers, the members of Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway decided to form a band together.  One year later, the band is preparing to release their self-titled debut album and visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of the official release.

Stats + Stories: Slavery in the Modern World

Feb 28, 2018
Davina P. Durgana (@DavinaDurgana) is Assistant Professor and Senior Practitioner Faculty at SIT Graduate Institute , human rights statistician who has developed models to assess risk and vulnerability to modern slavery.
Stats + Stories

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

News stories have been circulating for months about Human Trafficking and Slave Markets with reporting tying the movement of refugees from North Africa into Europe to the emergence of a Slave Market in Libya. What the international reporting often obscures are the reality that Human Trafficking takes place in the United States as well. According to Polaris, an organization that collects data on human trafficking, there were more than 8,000 reports of Trafficking in the US in 2016 that includes report of both labor and sex trafficking, although Polaris points out that labor trafficking is underreported in the United States. The data of human trafficking is the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories. Host Rosemary Pennington is regular panelist John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and guest Dr. Davina Durgana. She's an International Human Rights Statistician with the Walk Free Foundation. She's also a researcher whose work sits at the intersection of Technologies, Statistics and Human Trafficking, and she's worked on the subject with a number of organizations, including the Department of Justice, and the Polaris Project.

David Garrison reads Robert Brimm's poem, "This Frozen Pond."

Huffman Dam
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The city of Dayton has acknowledged that a chemical contaminant found near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base was also used at a city-owned firefighter training center. The news comes to light as the city has, for months, been increasing pressure on Wright-Patt to stop the flow of contaminated groundwater from the Base into the Huffman Damn.  


  The man-made chemicals, per and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS, are used in industrial and consumer products, and as a fire fighting agent.