The Romney campaign sent an up-and-coming Senator from Florida to Ohio to counter the twin visits of President Obama. Marco Rubio spoke to about three hundred people at the Statehouse at almost the same time Mr. Obama was speaking about a mile away. Rubio talked about the concerns of unemployed college graduates and workers with dwindling savings. And Rubio said things can get better only by returning to what he called the principles that made Americans prosperous and different - limited government and the free enterprise system, which he praised as offering huge opportunity.
President Obama touted his plan to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and shift defense spending to help pay down the deficit. The president made his comments yesterday in one of two stops he made in the buckeye state.
President Obama says Republican Mitt Romney is promising to cut income taxes and spend trillions more on defense while, at the same time, reducing the deficit. Mr. Obama says it’s important to note that Romney isn’t saying what he’ll cut from the federal budget in order to be able to do that.
Students in the Springfield School District will now be able to customize their education. The district will allow students to take courses outside of the classroom through a new education model that school officials say will attract more students and better prepare them for college.
Front row, left to right: Will Davis, WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis, Jennifer Carlson, WYSO Community Voices Coordinator Sarah Buckingham. Middle: Mark Babb, Tracy Staley, Judy Whelley, Kristen Wicker. Back: Alexis Larsen, Alan Staiger, Basim Blunt.
Community Voices is all about getting more local voices on the radio. WYSO's training program turns listeners into producers. This hour, we’ll hear stories produced in the training and some new pieces that have yet to hit the airwaves.