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Miami Valley StoryCorps: Guy Jones and Jean Berry

Apr 22, 2015
Guy Jones and Jean Berry
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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we meet Guy Jones from Dayton, who came with his friend Jean Berry. Guy had lots of memories of growing up with his Lakota grandmother.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Jason Reynolds.

Dayton's Belmont High School has become a hub for Latino students.
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In the process of reporting the Graduating Latino series, WYSO found out that Latino students who attend private schools in Dayton have a better chance at success than their public school counterparts and there are a few reasons why.

When Laura Yuqui first arrived in Dayton, she sent her son Jason to one of the city’s public elementary schools. And as she explained through an interpreter, things didn’t go well.

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem, "He Could Write."

Officials from the Higher Learning Commission are inspecting the facilities and academic programs at Wilberforce University this week, and the future of the nation's oldest black, private university is at stake.

The Higher Learning Commission regulates accreditation. Last June, the HLC found the university was out of compliance in several areas including its academic programs, finances and facilities. Now, the commission is back to see how Wilberforce has addressed those problems.

The Ramones were one of the most influential of the American punk rock bands of 30 years ago. The band originally consisted of four young men from suburban New York City. They decided to call themselves the Ramones and every member of the band used that name of Ramone. There was Joey Ramone, and Johnny Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, and so on.

House Version Of Budget Passes Out Of Committee

Apr 21, 2015

House Republicans added another series of amendments to the budget before passing it out of committee.

The House added $1.2 million so the Secretary of State can keep mailing out absentee ballot applications. And another amendment gets rid of language that would’ve stopped the state auditor from performing public records audits. 

More than 93 schools were in danger of losing money when implementing the new funding formula and the cut to the reimbursement program known as the Tangible Personal Property tax or TPP. 

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The end of middle spring calls out bumblebees and carpenter bees all along the 40th Parallel. American toads keep on mating, and tadpoles already swim in the backwaters. Mosquitoes bite, and new hummingbird moths come out to sip the annual mass flowering of dandelions.

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It’s the second year of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee. All third graders are required to pass a reading test Tuesday in order to move to fourth grade—but not everyone is happy with this new system.

Ohio Ranks Last In Policies For Undocumented Immigrants

Apr 20, 2015

When it comes to how well states provide for the health of undocumented immigrants, Ohio ranks as the worst in the country, according to a new report released this week.

The University of California’s Global Health Institute analyzed state laws and policies, such as health insurance coverage and workplace protections.

Following Agreement, Early Voting Will Be Easier For Ohioans

Apr 20, 2015
Both Democrats and Republicans have launched major voter turnout efforts in advance of the November 2014 election.  vote election voters
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Ohio may see an end to the long debate over early voting access after advocates reached a deal with the state’s top elections official. 

Ohio voters have more opportunities to vote early and in-person starting this November because of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. 

The expanded schedule includes a full work week where polls will be open until 7 p.m. And Mike Brickner with the ACLU says voters will also have another Sunday open for voting during next year’s presidential election.

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