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Judy Johnson reads her poem, "She Remembers Cursive"

Since President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees, uncertainty has become the norm for the agencies that work to resettle refugees in the United States. In Dayton, that job falls to the organization Catholic Social Services.

The Dayton Auto Show is today until 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. This is at the Dayton Convention Center.

Performing under the name Levee, Bernardo Lopez and Joe Atkinson visited the WYSO studio for a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope.  They talked to host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, finding their sound and upcoming shows and recordings.  

Levee will perform at the Listing Loon in Cincinnati on Thursday, February 22. They'll also perform at a house show in Cincinnati on March 2. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/Levee513/

Simon Sebag Montefiore is one of those rare writers who excels at both fiction and non-fiction. The last time I had him on the program it was for his epic history of the Romanov dynasty. The final czar, Nicholas II, died one century ago, along with his family, at the hands of Bolshevik assassins. With this centennial year underway we talked about the Romanovs for a bit as we began our conversation about Simon's new novel "Red Sky at Noon."

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem "Without Straight Lines."

Office of Governor John Kasich

Gov. John Kasich has appeared to have changed his views on gun regulations, after years of saying he was a strong Second Amendment supporter on the rare occasions that he talked about it at all.

In an interview with CNN, Kasich called on President Trump to “take some steps” on gun control, because he said he had no confidence in a dysfunctional Congress to address the issue. And because of that, Kasich said it needs to be dealt with at the state and local level.

“That’s where you need to put the pressure and call these people out,” Kasich said.

Dayton History

On Saturday, February 24th at Memorial Hall, Dayton History once again hosts its annual Fight Night fundraiser. Dayton locals will battle it out in the boxing ring and audience goers are encouraged to dress for the occasion in 1920's and 30's garb.

To get the details on this year’s event WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Jeff Brown, founder of the Brown Institute of Martial Arts in Centerville. He’s been training the athletes for their fights. And, joining us in the conversation this year, Savannah Winfield with Dayton History.

Entrepreneur Magazine reports that revenue from food trucks has nearly tripled, from $960 million to $2.7 billion, nationally over the last five years. And here in the Miami Valley, food trucks have become commonplace. Jayne Monat of Yellow Springs asked WYSO about the impact of Dayton area food trucks on the local economy in comparison with brick and mortar restaurants For this installment of WYSO Curious, we sent Community Voices producer Jason Reynolds out to eat.

Julie Moore reads Robert Brimm's poem, "Lattes for Two"

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