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SICSA Pet Adoption Center is doing a "Recycle-A-Bull" on today, tomorrow and Sunday. All Bully breeds will have a discounted adoption fee. Bully breeds can make fantastic family pets, despite biased and unilateral sanctions given to the entire group. Available dogs can be viewed at the website which is sicsa.org/view-our-dogs

As we count down the final days of Barack Obama's last term in office we can take a moment to reflect on what has transpired over the past eight years. How has America changed? What has gotten better? What has actually gotten worse?

Wittenberg professor Julius Bailey reflects on some of these matters in his new book "Racial Realities and Post-Racial Dreams - the Age of Obama and Beyond." Has the the election of our first black president helped us to move beyond racism? Or, have our racial issues simply been more painfully apparent?

How a Burning River Helped Create the Clean Water Act

Apr 22, 2016
Cleveland State University Library

NOTE: This story was originally published on April 17, 2015.

At the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, the Cuyahoga River had long been a pollution problem. Cleveland had been a major industrial city since the 1880s, and the mayor then called the river “an open sewer through the center of the city.”

But when the Cuyahoga River caught fire in Cleveland in 1969, many believe it became the symbol of out-of-control pollution that was needed to get the Clean Water Act passed.

Conrad Balliet reads "The Promise" and "My Heart Is Really Bad" by Marietta Ball.

It's Just Family: A Teen Reflects On Adoption

Apr 21, 2016
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear from a teenager from Yellow Springs High School. Her name is Olivia, and she's exploring what being adopted means to teens.  She speaks with her parents and younger brother to learn more in a feature entitled "It's Just Family".

Olivia Brintlinger-Conn  is a student at Yellow Springs High School.  Special thanks to Eli Hurwitz, Library Media Specialist at Yellow Springs High School.

A mainstay in the local music community, Brown Street Breakdown is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of Hanks for the Memories, a new full length album.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked about their collective history, the new album and more.

Brown Street Breakdown will celebrate the release of Hanks for the Memories on Saturday, April 24th at Spinoza's in Beavercreek.

Terrapin Moon returned to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked about their newly revamped lineup, upcoming shows and more.

Terrapin Moon will perform at the Rock the Farm Festival in St. Paris, Ohio on Saturday, April 30th. 

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The University of Dayton announced Thursday that current Interim Provost Paul Benson will take on the position permanently in July. Benson replaces Joseph Saliba, who stepped down in 2014.

Benson has worked for the university since 1985, first as a professor and then as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He will serve a four-year term as provost.

Ohio Not Awarded Max Federal Funding To Demolish Blighted Properties

Apr 21, 2016

Ohio is not getting as much federal funding for vacant home demolition as expected. The state asked for $250 million but received just over $94 million. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown says that’s because Ohio officials botched the application.

Musician and dancer Evie Ladin is getting ready to release a new album in May with her trio.  Ladin, who used to dance with Dayton's Rhythm in Shoes, chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota ahead of the band's performance in St. Paris.

Evie Ladin will perform in St. Paris, Ohio as part of the Possum Hollow Log Cabin Series on April 23rd.

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