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One century ago Dayton, Ohio was a hotbed of industry and innovation. In his book "Grand Eccentrics - Turning the Century: Dayton and the Inventing of America" Mark Bernstein looked back at some of the men who were instrumental in making this area a thriving place during that period.

courtesy of Dayton History

The Old Court House's elegant 1850 courtroom comes to life at Old Case Files. Audience members hear testimonies from witnesses, arguments from the prosecution and defense, converse with costumed spectators, study period newspapers, and view historical exhibits to uncover the events surrounding the trial. This show is tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

We Care Arts
Jerry Kenney

We Care Arts in Kettering gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to create, market and sell their own works of art. The mission is one that Executive Director Darlene Langhout was aware of before she came to lead the non-profit.

“I had experience with We Care Arts through a grief program. My husband passed away in 2013 and my daughter and I were able to work through that program, it was a ten-week program and have some therapeutic art in order to put us in a better place, and so having experienced it, I truly believe the ability for it to work for all individuals not just our primary client base,” she said.

Shadowed trees on an orange summer sunset
Jim Mullhaupt / Flickr Creative Commons

The Sun completes its residence in Cancer this week and enters the Late Summer sign of Leo on July 23, having moved about an eighth of the way toward autumn equinox.

The decline of the Sun into Leo always brings a visible change to the landscape, and that change can influence attitudes and behavior.

Last week, a WYSO investigation revealed thousands of kindergarten through third grade students are suspended each year. State data also show school officials remove children of color from the classroom much more often than white children. Officials most often cited “disruptive” behaviors as the reason for removing children -- behaviors such as not following directions or talking out of turn. Some advocates are pushing for teachers to seek alternative approaches to classroom discipline. To learn more about what some of those alternatives might be, we spoke with Scott Ervin.

Stats + Stories: Feeling The Earth Move

Jul 14, 2018
Kathyrn Miles on the set of Stats+Stories
via Stats + Stories

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

We are nestled in the rolling hills of southwestern Ohio, in the middle of the Midwest. While we might get the occasional tornado, we are mostly safe from hurricanes, tsunamis, and long stretches of subfreezing temperatures, but what about earthquakes? This is the subject of today's episode of Stats and Stories. Stats and Stories. Richard Campbell, chair of media journalism and film, is joined by regular panelist John Bailer, chair of Miami Statistics Department. Their guest is Kathryn Miles, a journalist, prolific science writer and college professor, and she's author of four books including Super Storm, Nine days inside Hurricane Sandy. Her most recent book is Quakeland - On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake. She apparently knows a lot about natural disasters. 

If you are a regular reader of the New York Times you have surely read the writing of Richard Sandomir. He has been with that newspaper for many years. I have always wanted to interview him and I finally got the opportunity with the publication of the paperback edition of his book "The Pride of the Yankees - Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic."

Members of the West Dayton Clergy Community Coalition, from left: Robert Jones, David K. Greer, Rev. Rockney Carter, Bishop Richard Cox and Richard Clay Dixon.
Jess Mador / WYSO

A coalition of West Dayton religious leaders and activists says it's considering a lawsuit to block Premier Health from closing Good Samaritan Hospital. The decades-old hospital is slated to close its doors for good July 23. The emergency department will close at noon July 19.

Premier officials maintain the hospital’s operation is no longer financially sustainable. The health system is moving forward with plans to shutter and demolish the medical center.

The Voss Hoss Cruisin is tonight, 5 to 9pm at Voss Used Cars, 99 Loop Road in Centerville. In addition to seeing all kind of Hot Rods there are Door Prizes, a 50/50 Raffle, lots of Music and Local Food.

Here's the deal: I was going to do "Up & Down" as this week's theme- until an initial list of songs came to about 9 hours of music, that is. So, we're gonna split things up; this week we present "up" songs. Next week will "down"'s turn. Hank Williams to Coltrane to Parliament to Van Halen- all weighing in. Get up, stay up. But first...

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