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Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poem, "I Told Jesus."

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: We’ll remember Doolittle Raider David Thatcher – the 94 year old veteran passed away just a few weeks ago and you’ll hear a 2013 interview we conducted with him at the National Museum of the United State Air Force. We’ll also hear music from local musician Kyleen Downes. Antioch College officials tell us what’s next now that they are a fully accredited institution. And a report from The Allegheny Front on leaking methane in wells throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. See full details below.

Over the years that I have been hosting this program I have witnessed a lot of changes on the book publishing landscape. Technology has had an impact. Electronic books are now popular. Almost anybody can publish a book now if they want to do so.
 

Book publishing has been going through consolidations. Back in the 1990's there were many more authors who went out on book tours. We used to get several passing through the WYSO studios each week for live interviews. Those days are gone.

The Hunt for Methane Leaks Goes High-Tech

Jul 17, 2016
Photo (top): The 2015 leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Los Angeles was a grim reminder of how devastating methane leaks can be. The Environmental Defense Fund estimates that the four-month leak will have the same 20-year climate
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Up a bumpy road in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, a team of researchers park their van, turn on a half-million dollars of equipment, and start another round of trying to solve a climate riddle.

They are in rural Susquehanna County looking for methane—the powerful greenhouse gas and the main component of natural gas.

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "To My Parents."

The Poetic Transformation and Identity show features the 2x Grammy Award winning Soul Singer-Songwriter Timothy Bloom and The House Band is the authentic feel good neo-soul jazzy funk, and rhythm & blues music of Vibe 5. This 2 hour production includes a variety of comics, singers and visual artists. This is tonight and the show starts at 9.

Dayton Public Schools
April Laissle

Rhonda Corr, the new superintendent of Dayton Public Schools (DPS) met with parents and community members yesterday at Central State University.

Corr spoke to group of about 40 people about how she plans to turn around the failing district.

In the speech, she said one her first items of business will be tackling third grade literacy -- Dayton Public Schools has one of the lowest rates in the State.

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

The Rules Committee of the Republican National Convention has finished its work, essentially quashing the efforts to block Donald Trump from securing the nomination. Now the final preps for the RNC are underway before the convention begins Monday.

Ohio Republican Party Chair Matt Borges leads the Ohio delegation, and he said he’s relieved that the major work is done in getting ready for the convention. 

“We’re ready. We feel like of the things we can control we’re in a very good place," said Borges. "There’s been a great team and a great plan in place for a long time.”

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Your Purple Scarf."

This weekend marks the first Dayton Mini Maker Faire, an event celebrating makers of all stripes at Carillon Park.  Make It Dayton founding member Josh Cory visited the WYSO studios to talk with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the festivities.  He was joined by The Collaboratory's Peter Benkendorf, who gave listeners an exclusive preview of Putter Up Dayton, which will celebrate its launch at the Maker Faire.

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