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Thirty years ago the Scottish novelist Ian Rankin published the first book in his crime series that features the Edinburgh cop John Rebus. A few years ago Rankin tried to retire his ageing sleuth but Rebus and the many fans of these books would not go along with the plan. So even though Rebus continues to age in real time Rankin brought him back to work some cold cases.
 

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When a thaw comes up from the Gulf, it always shatters my cold-weather cabin fever. Thaws crack and dismantle the dark cataract of winter across my vision. Thaws call up childhood and value longings, whisper some ancient truth.

I remember one year after a great thaw. I must have been only six or seven years old. I pulled on my rubber boots and went wading in a flooded vacant lot near our house. I looked for fish that could not possibly have been there, and I felt happy in the clear spring-like wetland.   

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Universities across the Miami Valley could feel the impact of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration and refugees. The president’s new order signed Monday temporarily suspends the processing of visa applications from Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Syria, and Libya for 90 days. Iraqi citizens are not affected by the revised order. The ban also does not apply to people who already hold valid visas.

Pink Martini
Chris Hornbecker

The last time Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale and China Forbes visited the WYSO studios, they played Uno live on the air with Niki Dakota.  12 years later the duo returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance in Dayton to talk to Niki Dakota about their latest album, performing live and more.

Pink Martini will perform at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton on Friday, March 3 at 8pm.  More details here: https://victoriatheatre.com/shows/pink-martini/

I Love Myself: A Teenager Tackles Body Image

Mar 3, 2017
Kaylynn Lorene
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth, we have a story about body image from Ponitz Career Technology Center student Kaylynn Lorene, who says she loves her body.

Kaylynn Lorene is a senior at Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

The east face of the Main Library.
Andy Snow

Take a trip to "Toontown." Tonight at 7:30 pm, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center up in Troy will present the 1988 animated film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This has no cost and includes an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn, and soft drinks.

Known as the drummer for The Mekons, Jon Langford is also a painter and public speaker.  Ahead of his appearance in Yellow Springs, Langford chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his storied career.

Jon Langford will perform at the Antioch School's Gala at the Foundry Theatre in Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 4th. 

Nuvasive officials say the more than $45 million 180,000-square-foot, all-digital West Carrollton facility will generate at least 200 new jobs for the company, which also has operations in Fairborn.
WYSO/Jess Mador

At medical device maker NuVasive’s new West Carrollton facility, workers in safety glasses stand at rows of off-white machines that look kind of like giant baby incubators. The atmosphere is bright, airy and clean.

Ohio's Current Congressional District Map.  Efforts are underway to eliminate gerrymandering
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Voting rights’ advocates are holding an informational workshop this weekend to update Miami Valley residents about Congressional redistricting-reform efforts. Organizers says the event is about raising awareness. A previous measure to reform Ohio’s redistricting process has stalled in Columbus.

 

Raggedy Edge returned to the WYSO studios after the relase of their latest EP, Bring the Mountain Down.  The duo performed live on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting, recording and more.

Raggedy Edge will perform at the Plain Folk Cafe on March 31st.

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