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Stats + Stories: Why Don't People Like My Graphs?

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

Journalists are swimming in data coming from governments, nonprofits, think tanks and other agencies. There's data available to help contextualize almost any story a reporter might want to tell. How to present that information to audiences in a compelling and understandable way is something many newsrooms are struggling to figure out. In this episode of Stats + Stories, host Rosemary Pennington and panelists John Bailer chair of Miami's Statistics department and Richard Campbell chair of Media, Journalism and Film are joined by Alberto Cairo, the Knight chair in visual journalism at the University of Miami Florida, where he teaches courses on info graphics and data visualization. He's also the director of the visualization program at UM center for computational science and the author of 2016's, The Truthful Art: Data Charts and Maps for Communication.

Members of Nasty Bingo, Miss Lissa and Co, Rites of Venus and Rachel Litteral joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio for a musical preview of the second annual Brews & Blues event.  The musicians shared some songs and talked about collaborative nature of the event and their love for the blues.

Brews & Blues is Saturday, October 21 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/309339626198723

Audrey Hackett reads her poems, "Catalpas" and "Poet of Quiet."

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I left for New York in the fog and mist, and then an hour later, I drove into low, dark stratus clouds, and the wind came in strong from the northeast against me. The colors of middle autumn that would have been so rich and bright against the blue sky seemed dull and ominous to me. I looked for murmurations of starlings spinning together over the brown fields, but there seemed to be no life at all in the landscape. Traffic was loud and heavy all the way across Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

Premier Health provider, Miami Valley Hospital
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Health advocates are warning some Ohioans with private health insurance plans could see their premiums and costs rise next year unless Congress or President Donald Trump steps in to reverse a recent Trump administration order ending so-called cost-sharing payments to insurance companies. 

The reimbursement payments would amount to about $7 billion next year, AP reports.

Office of Governor John Kasich

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says President Donald Trump's move last week to cut subsidies to health insurers will ultimately hurt people who won't be able to afford coverage.

Kasich appeared Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." Ohio is one of the states that expanded Medicaid coverage under President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act, leading to more than 700,000 Ohioans obtaining health insurance.

Subsidies to insurers help reduce the cost some people pay for health care.

Ohio Environmental Council To Challenge Clean Power Repeal

Oct 13, 2017
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The Trump Administration is working to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the two-year-old federal proposal which required power plants to reduce their carbon emissions. Melanie Houston with the Ohio Environmental Council says they’re putting together a legal challenge, arguing that the Clean Power Plan is vital in helping the U.S.

Are You A Singer In The Shower? Connect with fellow Dayton singers at Bach Society's Sing Dayton! Newcomers, shower singers, and choral ninjas are all welcome. If you love to sing but don't have time to join a choir, then this could be for you! This is tonight, 6-9PM at Yellow Cab Tavern.

The annual Artistry in Wood Show & Sale is Saturday and Sunday at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington. Many of the top woodworkers in the country will be at this event!

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Riding Away."

Drug Enforcement Administration

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration and Wright State University are teaming up to host a rally dedicated raising awareness about drug use and prevention.

The "360 Power of You” Rally taking place on October 16, 2017 at the Nutter Center is an education and outreach event on drug prevention. Organizers especially want high school students, their families, and college age students to attend the event.

DEA Special Agent, Rich Isaacson, says for the last decade his agency has worked to develop a more "holistic approach" to dealing with the opioid crises.

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