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Evangeline Lyon
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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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Congressman Jim Renacci Enters Race For Governor

Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci has entered the 2018 Ohio governor's race against a potential trio of GOP state officeholders.

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Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Ohio Valley Rosary."

courtesy of Beavercreek High School

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is an annual celebration of jazz featuring performances from multiple bands as well as performances from Ellis Marsalis, Diva Jazz Orchestra and more.  The Beavercreek High School Jazz One Ensemble made a return visit to the WYSO studios to perform live on Excursions ahead of the event. 

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is March 2-4, 2017 at Beavercreek High School. More information at: www.weekendofjazz.org

Ahead of his performance in Bellefontaine, Jordan Tice visited the WYSO studios with his bandmates Sam Grisman and Christian Sedelmyer.  The trio performed live on Excursions and talked with host Niki Dakota about their new album Horse County.

Jordan Tice will perform live at the Holland Theatre in Bellefontaine on February 25th. 

Imagine: People all around you choosing vocal parts for a popular lyric. A music director stands up and guides the gathering in song. Voices merge, time slides... "Beer Break!" rings out, and the camaraderie continues, all the way to the next round of songs. This is called Sing Dayton and newcomers, shower singers, and choral ninjas are all welcome! It’s tonight from 6 to 8pm at the Yellow Cab Tavern.

Travis Grile
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have the final segment of a three part series where Miami Valley teenagers talk about race. Travis Grile, a student at Centerville High School, reflects on his relationship with the police as the son of an officer.

Lara Elena Donnelly has just published "Amberlough." It is her debut novel. It was published by Tor Books, a major New York publisher. Lara grew up in Yellow Springs and had always wanted to be a writer. She has pursued her dreams with passion and now her determination and diligence is really paying off.

Listen to this interview to find out what her story is about and to learn about the journey that has brought her to this happy place in her life.

Seth Canan and the Carriers will celebrate their one year anniversary as a band when they play their second Dayton Does Dayton performance on February 25th.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about their busy first year and their plans for 2017.

Seth Canan and the Carriers will perform at Gilly's on Saturday, February 25th as part of Dayton Does Dayton, which runs February 24-25th.

YWCA Dayton

Each year YWCA Dayton celebrates women who are making a big difference in people’s lives The annual Women of Influence Awards Ceremony takes place on March 9th at the Dayton Convention Center. We spoke to YWCA CEO Shannon Isom to get more details.

 

 

Here is the full information from the YWCA:

Sergio Gomez's work "The Bleeding Border" was the piece used to promote Latino Art of the Midwest at the University of Dayton. Gomez is based in Chicago.
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News this week of sweeping Trump administration changes to United States immigration-enforcement policies is sparking a wave of fear among both legal immigrants and immigrants in the Miami Valley illegally, advocates say. The immigration crackdown means millions of people living in the country illegally could face deportation.

Jerry Kenney

Mayor Nan Whaley delivered the annual State of the City address to a full house at City Hall on Wednesday morning. In the 15 minute speech, Whaley touched on multiple issues, including the local and regional economy, downtown revitalization efforts, infrastructure, and education - a focal point of her administration since she took office three years ago.

The mayor noted that Dayton had seen some "dark days" with business closures, unemployment, home foreclosures and vacant and abandoned buildings, yet, proclaimed in her speech, "Dayton is roaring back!"

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