Dayton Public Schools
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State Auditor: DPS Continued Paying Teachers Months After They Resigned

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.

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Huffman Dam
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EPA Expands Water Contamination Investigation To City Of Dayton Site

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....

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Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's poem, "Folding Tables and Five Card Stud - for Judd."

When the National Endowment for the Arts informed Kenny Barron that he'd been named a Jazz Master — that's the highest honor in jazz that the nation bestows — "I was elated and surprised," Barron says. "And then I kept thinking, 'Damn, am I really this old?' "

Conrad Balliet reads Marietta Ball's poem, "The Sun Subordinate."

Conrad Balliet reads Terry Hermsen's poem, "The Yellow Spring - For the Glen and Tara."

Conrad Balliet reads David Petreman's poem, "Father David Goes to Ohio"

Conrad Balliet reads Barbara Astor's poem, "Woodlore."

Local Church Offers Blue Christmas

Dec 18, 2009

The holidays are a time for celebration, family and exchanging gifts. That's how the conventional wisdom goes. But for a lot of people, it can actually be harder than most other times of year. As Emily McCord reports, one local church is offering services to acknowledge that it's not always a Merry Christmas for everyone.

The Blue Christmas worship service at Corinth Presbyterian Church in Dayton isn't that different than other holiday services. There are still hymns, a sermon, and prayers, but it isn't exactly joyous.

If I Were You

Nov 27, 2009

“If I Were You” was written by pulp fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard and tells the story of Little Tom Little, a circus dwarf who dreams of being full-sized and is forced to contend with the consequences when his dreams come true.

Conrad Balliet visits Excursions to share poetry and music with Niki Dakota.  They discuss the high quality and quantity of the poetry by writers in the Miami Valley and invite listeners to an upcoming poetry reading in Conrad's honor at Wittenberg University.  

Live on Excursions: Reece Lincoln

Nov 11, 2009

Dayton-area blues prodigy Reece Lincoln stops by Excursions for a special Veterans Day acoustic performance.

Lincoln, who began playing guitar at 8 years old, has developed into a must-see local live attraction. His band, the Reece Lincoln Band, is well known for its fiery gospel- and blues-soaked stage performances, and has been featured everywhere from Dayton stages to the CBS Early Show.