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There may have been occasional disagreements between Ohio’s Republican-dominated House and Senate and Republican Gov. John Kasich, but he’d issued more than a hundred vetoes in his seven years in office without one being overturned. Yesterday, that changed dramatically.

David Garrison reads Albino Carrillo's poem, "Twilight in Hatch, New Mexico."

Jacquelyn Adkins
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Stivers School for the Arts graduate Jacquelyn Adkins about life as a student athlete with an eating disorder.

Jacquelyn Adkins is a graduate of Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: http://www.stivers.org/

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

Now in its second year, Springsfest prepares to return to Yellow Springs for another day of music, food and craft beer.  Jacob Diebold of Speaking Suns and Rory Papania from Gap Tooth Grin visited the WYSO studios for a live acoustic preview on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by festival organizer Conor Stratton, who talked about the overall event.

Springsfest 2017 is Saturday, July 8th at the John Bryant Center in Yellow Springs.  Tickets and more information at: www.springsfestival.com

Somersault return to the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope ahead of the release of their debut album, Conversions. The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about recording the album, evolving as a band, and more.

Somersault will celebrate the release of Conversions on Saturday, July 8 at South Park Tavern.

Jon Barlow Hudson On Creating Public Art

Jul 6, 2017
Sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson with a work-in-progress for the new Dayton Metro Library
Lauren Shows / WYSO

Today on Culture Couch we meet local sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson, who’s finishing a piece of public art for the downtown Dayton Public Library  building.

Creating a public sculpture puts an artist in the middle of a conversation  - the work is accessible, people can walk around it and touch it.  Hudson’s new work includes two seats – it’s actually a place to sit and talk.  Community Voices producer Lauren Shows visited the artist’s studio to learn more about his work:

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Dawn."

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July marks nearly three decades since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, making it the nation's first comprehensive civil rights legislation designed to protect people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

All this month, WYSO is bringing you stories of Ohioans living with disabilities. It’s a series we’re calling Just Ask: Talking About Disability.

Dayton CareSource Employees Rally To Protect Medicaid

Jul 5, 2017
More than a hundred Caresource employees loaded onto buses Wednesday morning to attend a rally at the statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion.
Kristin Stratman / WYSO

About 130 CareSource employees loaded onto buses Wednesday morning to attend a rally at the statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion. Gov. John Kasich’s budget signed Friday included a veto on a plan to freeze Medicaid expansion next year. Some state lawmakers are threatening to override the governor’s veto in ongoing budget negotiations this week.


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A new bill in the Statehouse would change the requirements for teenagers to get their drivers' licenses — just as another law takes effect changing drivers' education requirements for adults.

H.B. 293 would double the time drivers under 18 would be required to have a temporary permit — from six months to twelve months. That means young drivers would have to wait a year until they could get a full license.