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David Garrison reads David Petreman's poem, "Living Large."

President Trump signed an executive order this week calling for a report on changes needed to reform visa programs for international workers. Advocates say this could lead to a reduction in foreign labor in the United States. This possibility has some local employers worried about the future of their businesses.

Immigration lawyer Catherine McCarthy says she’s been fielding calls from business owners who rely on foreign workers for the busy summer season.

The Washington-Centerville Library Book Sale has thousands of hardback and paperback books for all ages, movies, CDs and more. Today until 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Rd.

Run For the Health of It  is a 5K or a 10K on Saturday. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Dayton's literacy and wellness programs for children and their families in Montgomery County.

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "454 W. Millett"

Toxic Shlock is the debut album from Dayton based trio SKRT, out April 29th on Fantastic Freak Family Records.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about recording the album, transitioning from a duo to a trio, and more.

SKRT will celebrate the release of Toxic Shlock on Saturda, April 29th at Blind Bob's.  They'll be joined onstage by Lung, The Dirty Socialites, Yikes! A Band, and Doxx.

After spending time in the studio recording, OldNews returns to WYSO for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their new single, "Ring."  The band talked about their flexible lineup, maintaining their organic sound while recording, and more.

OldNews will celebrate the release of their new single, "Ring" on Saturday, April 22nd at South park Tavern.

Writer/director Christopher Blazavich and producer Kara Lynch are seniors preparing to graduate from Wright State University's film program.  Their work will be among seven films screen at the Big Lens Film Festival, a yearly event that showcases the work of Wright State students.  Blazavich and Lynch joined Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk their film careers so far, future plans and more.

The Big Lens Film Festival is Sunday, April 30th, 3-5pm at the Rave Cinemas at the Greene.  

Matt Baumann, who performs under the name Wolfcryer, and Eric Barnett met and began making music together in college.  The duo visited the WYSO studios to perform live on Excursions and talked with Niki Dakota about songwriting, music as social commentary and more. 

Wolfcryer and Eric Barnett will perform at Songwriters Showcase on Thursday, April 20th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.  

Ohio Utility Company Aims To Raise Rates

Apr 19, 2017
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State energy regulators are looking over a new plan, proposed by AEP, that would allow the utility company to increase rates on customer electric bills. 

AEP is asking to increase a certain line item on electric bills by 120%. That "customer charge" would go up about $10 more a month. Rachel Belz with the advocacy group Ohio Citizen Action notes AEP just tried and failed to raise rates to help its struggling coal plants.

“They just keep reaching right into the pockets of their residential customers.”

Ohio Department of Taxation taxes tax file irs april 15
WYSO/Basim Blunt

This year’s traditional tax deadline of April 15 fell on a Saturday. And that gave most Americans a few extra days to file their taxes. They also received an extra day because Monday, April 17, was Emancipation Day, a federal holiday in the District of Columbia, which pushed the tax deadline another day to the eighteenth.

 

Yet, even with the extra time, some taxpayers still aren’t ready for the official midnight deadline.

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