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Rich Girl, Poor Girl: A Teenager Reflects on Differences Among Her Classmates

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from a Evangeline Lyon who says that she's different from other students at her private high school.

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PoliticsOhio: Obamacare Repeal And Replace Bill Pulled From Vote

The Republican bill that was to begin the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was pulled from a congressional vote on Friday. The bill did not have the support it needed to pass. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau on where some Ohio legislators fell on the issue. Also in this conversation, this week the Ohio Senate passed legislation providing more than $7.8 billion to fund construction...

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Conrad Balliet reads his poem, "Home."

Chrstine Fetterman

Magnolia Theatre returns with a powerful play  tonight, Saturday, & Sunday. A parent-teacher conference becomes a thought-provoking exploration of debate and blame in  “Gidion’s Knot,” which has its regional premiere.

Janeal Ravndal reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Glitz."

Steven DeConto, Katie DeConto and Jesse James DeConto of The Pinkerton Raid
photo by Will Gehrman

With the release of their latest full length album, Tolerance Ends, Love Begins, the Pinkerton Raid are embarking on a tour that will bring the band to Dayton and Cincinnati for shows.  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke to the Pinkerton Raid's Jesse James DeConto about the upcoming shows, the new album and more.

The Pinkterton Raid will perform at South Park Tavern in Dayton on March 15th with OldNews and at Urban Artifact and the Hive in Cincinnati on March 19th with Lisa Walker.

Kyleen Downes and her band returned to the WYSO studios ahead of a series of spring performances around the Miami Valley.  They performed live on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting as a band, upcoming gigs and more. 

Kyleen Downes will perform at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton on March 18th with a Shade of Red and Mary Lynn.  Find more upcoming shows at: http://www.kyleendownes.com/shows.html

Steve Broidy reads his poem, "Season of Will It, No It Won't"

University of Dayton Republicans

President Donald Trump’s approval numbers vary depending on the pollster and their methodologies. But what is clear is that both Trump’s campaign and his first two months in office have been controversial. They’ve also been politically polarizing for many people across the country, including some young Republicans in the Miami Valley.

WYSO/Joshua Chenault

Wright State University’s incoming president plans to make financial sustainability one of her top priorities. The school’s board of trustees Monday voted unanimously to elect Dr. Cheryl B. Schrader as Wright State’s seventh president.

 

Schrader will be the first woman to hold the position in Wright State’s history. She currently serves as chancellor at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

 

After the vote, Schrader outlined her plans to students and faculty.

 

Thirty years ago the Scottish novelist Ian Rankin published the first book in his crime series that features the Edinburgh cop John Rebus. A few years ago Rankin tried to retire his ageing sleuth but Rebus and the many fans of these books would not go along with the plan. So even though Rebus continues to age in real time Rankin brought him back to work some cold cases.
 

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When a thaw comes up from the Gulf, it always shatters my cold-weather cabin fever. Thaws crack and dismantle the dark cataract of winter across my vision. Thaws call up childhood and value longings, whisper some ancient truth.

I remember one year after a great thaw. I must have been only six or seven years old. I pulled on my rubber boots and went wading in a flooded vacant lot near our house. I looked for fish that could not possibly have been there, and I felt happy in the clear spring-like wetland.   

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