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Learn about the exciting field of robotics. Designed for children and adults of all ages, this offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Demonstration and activity stations teach fun aerospace principles, such as the role of robotics in the Air Force, examples of robotic toys, working robotics and more. This is Saturday, 9am to 3pm at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

Lori Gravley reads her poem "In Winter"

Stats + Stories: Were The Cancer Clusters Real? Statistical Support For Evaluating Public Policy

Jan 18, 2018
David Banks is a statistician at Duke University. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a former editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistics and Public Pol
via Stats + Stories

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

There is a universe of data available for researchers and journalists to access in order to help people better understand their world. And sometimes that data can lead to big stories with major policy implications. In this episode of Stats and Stories, Rosemary Pennington and regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department and Richard Campbell, Chair of Media, Journalism and Film, are joined by David Banks, Professor of the Practice of Statistics at Duke University. Banks is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and the Royal Statistical Society. He's a former Editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association and founding Editor of Statistics and Policy. 

Steve Broidy reads his poem, “The Beer Trucks are Rolling”

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The Frolicking Fox Moon is new today, and it waxes crescent throughout the coming week, entering its second quarter next Tuesday. This is the Moon that carries the Northern Hemisphere deep into the final days Late Winter, tantalizingly close to the first days of Early Spring. This Moon bodes well for the seeding of bedding plants and the earliest tomatoes under lights. It is a pruning moon that encourages making way for new growth. It is a moon that invites me out into the land to try to find the first pieces of the spring.

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have the first of two stories about teenagers dealing with the Opioid Crisis. Today we'll hear from Megan Johnson, a senior at Centerville High School. *Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.

 

The state announced a dozen marijuana-cultivation licenses for locations across Ohio.
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In 2016, Ohio became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana. Since then, the state has been trying to implement the program, but that process hasn’t been entirely smooth. Many local municipalities have been reluctant to get on board.

WYSO’s April Laissle spoke with Wright State University political science professor Dr. Lee Hannah about the state’s progress and how a recent announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions may affect Ohio’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry.

One thousand people are getting killed in southwest Ohio yearly.

By what?

Opioids. Drugs.

As journalists, we’re troubled that our aggressive coverage of the escalating death toll and costly side effects of opioids have been without a widespread public mobilization. We like to think we’re providing information that helps the community identify and solve problems, but this one eludes us.

That’s an admission on our part: We care about our communities. We believe 1,000 dead people every year cries out for understanding – and game-changing action.

The Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton and an accomplished hammered dulcimer player guest are performing at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center tonight at 7:30pm. Since there is no cost for this concert it is suggested that you come early as reservations for this popular event will not be taken.

Jerry Kenney

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has withdrawn from the race for Ohio Governor. Before a crowd at the Dayton Public Library downtown, the mayor thanked those who had supported her campaign over the last eight months.

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