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Both West Carrollton and Oakwood City Schools are asking voters to approve additional funding on the November 8 Ballot.



New funding for West Carrollton City Schools hasn’t been approved in nine years. So, when voters rejected the district’s 5.5 mill levy last March, the situation became dire. West Carrollton cut bus transportation for high school and preschool students. It also cut $215,000 from school services.


Potential jurors are due in court for the murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio.

Twenty-six-year-old Ray Tensing has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of 43-year-old Sam DuBose near the University of Cincinnati last year.

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I went out into the woods and fields this morning: Small cups of gossamer were shining with dew, hanging to the tips of the dry wingstem. In the mist, the grass was yellowing, and the woods appeared like it does in April, bright leaves like new flowers.

Seeds were sprouting in rotten tree stumps, the sweet smell of autumn ground all around me. The low sun rested in the treetops. The silver winding river, the fallen logs invisible in summer, lay below me.

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccaveri's poem, "The Hate Farm."

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Vice President Joe Biden is returning to Ohio to campaign for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

The Clinton campaign says Biden is scheduled to attend events Monday at a convention center in Cleveland, a public library in Toledo and Sinclair Community College in Dayton.

The vice president's visit comes on the heels of Clinton's stop in the state on Friday and a Saturday rally by her Republican opponents, Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

Pence is back Tuesday with three events scheduled.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, the home of WYSO produced news and features! On today’s program, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s occasional art series, Culture Couch. See full details below.


The two major party candidates - Trump and Clinton - have dominated the daily news cycle since receiving their party's nominations in July. This week we spoke with Dan Zink, development coordinator for the Ohio Libertarian Party in Montgomery County about their presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson.




Mike Doughty
Jennifer Taylor

A mainstay of the WYSO airwaves, songwriter Mike Doughty visited the station for a live, acoustic performance on Excursions. The former front-man of Soul Coughing spoke with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about growing up, music and addiction, and his new album.

Mike Doughty's new album, The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns, is available now.

Experience Aullwood Farm lit up as a glowing wonderland of fun with thought-provoking and participatory art installations plus glowy and fiery entertainment. Roast marshmallows and make s'mores over a crackling fire. Bring your family and friends to enjoy this tonight and Saturday from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Getting Down and Dirty With the Classics at the Renaissance Festival

Oct 21, 2016
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William Shakespeare famously said “ all the worlds a stage” and Jonathan Crocker has taken those words to heart. For the past 26 seasons, this Yellow Springs native has been performing in front of thousands of people from a pit of mud.  

Jonathan is the founder of the “Theatre in the Ground” troupe. Their original adaptation of Beowulf has been performed well over 2000 times at Renaissance Festivals across the country. Community Voices Producer Renee Wilde digs into the story.