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Performing as Zane and the Sway, musician Zane Gerlach joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions to preview the WYSO Community Concert. 

Zane and the Sway will perform at the WYSO Community Concert with the Claudettes and the Almighty Get Down on Sunday, September 10 at RiverScape MetroPark. More details at: http://wyso.org/wysos-community-concert

Jazz Guitarist Russell Malone To Perform In Cincinnati

Sep 7, 2017

Local music journalist and singer Duante Beddingfield interviewed world-class jazz guitarist Russell Malone, ahead of his performance in Cincinnati on Thursday, September 7. They discuss Malone's new release, Time for the Dancers, his influences, and his career both past and present.

During the interview, Malone discussed saxophonist Hank Crawford, one of his influences.

"Gladgirl" Shelly Hulce returned to Kaleidoscope ahead of a special night of comedy and music at Wiley's Comedy Joint in Dayton featuring Dave Hill and music from Happy Chichester and Nathan Peters.  She spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about the show, other projects including Story Slam Dayton and more.

Great Neon String Band, which combines members of the Great Northern String Band and Neon Arrows, visited the WYSO studios for a live musical preview of Fancy Fest 2017.  They were joined by festival organizers who talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the event's origins and the community that's formed around it.

Fancy Fest 2017 is September 15 and 16 in Yellow Springs. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1680120135612664/

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Slow Motion Disaster."

The mayor says the city's education initiative is showing signs of early success in helping to prepare young people for higher education and entering the workforce.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is touting the accomplishments of a program designed to help prepare public school students for college and careers.

 

The city launched the City of Learners initiative in 2014. It includes universal pre-K for Dayton children, a program Whaley, who is running for Ohio governor, has said she'd push to expand statewide, if elected.

Acclaimed vocalist Melanie DeMore will be joining the World House Choir for a series of concerts called "Together We Bring On The Light." DeMore joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and World House Choir director Dr. Cathy Roma live in the studio on Excursions for a preview.

The World House Choir and Melanie DeMore will perform on September 8 & 9 at Antioch's Foundry Theater and on September 10 at Wayman Chapel AME Church in Dayton. More information below.

Red Light, Speed Cameras To Operate 24/7 in Dayton

Sep 6, 2017
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Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr/Creative Commons

Dayton officials are moving forward with plans to re-install red light cameras in the city, after a recent Ohio Supreme Court decision lifted tough state restrictions.

Red light and speed cameras will soon operate at five heavily trafficked intersections in Dayton. The city’s camera program has been shuttered since 2015, when state lawmakers enacted new usage regulations.

Some university officials are speaking out in the wake of the Trump administration's announcement it will end the DACA program for young people brought to the United States illegally as children
Joshua Chenault / WYSO

Some Dayton university leaders are reacting to the Trump administration’s recently announced plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, immigration program without swift action from Congress.

DACA allows young people brought to the country illegally as children to temporarily work and study in the United States under certain eligibility conditions.  

 

Many of Fairborn's Victorian era architecture actually came from the lost town of Osborn
Jonathan Platt / WYSO

Today on WYSO Curious, Community Voices producer Jonathan Platt takes a trip to Fairborn, Ohio in northwest Greene County, for a quick history lesson about how the town got its name.

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