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This week on Excurions with Niki Dakota, Krista Magaw and Anna Carlson with the Tecumseh Land Trust stopped into the studio to talk about a Shop Local/Eat Local Workshop they're holding on Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Check out the interview and details below.
 

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The Shop Local/Eat Local Workshop will be held from 10:00am to noon at their office located at 4633 US RT 68, Yellow Springs.

Fighting Crime & Addiction with Art: Community Murals in the Miami Valley

Jun 16, 2016
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James Pate designed the mural that's going up on the side of the Wesley Community Center in Westwood, and he's got a team of teenagers painting it.

The mural is part of a program called HAALO. It's a partnership between the K12 Gallery and the Montgomery County Juvenile Courts, and it gives kids who are caught up in the court system a chance to express themselves.

Vasio is one of these teenagers.

Community Calendar Spotlight on Garby Big Woods Reverse's Archery Range

Jun 16, 2016
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Around the corner from my house there’s an archery club that holds local and state tournaments. Whenever I drive by during one of their events I think, “man, that looks like fun”.
 

Last weekend they hosted the Ohio Society of Traditional Archers and I came home a spent about an hour researching the differences between a long bow and a self-bow. Basically both are primitive style bows that measure roughly the height of the archer, but self-bows are made from a single piece of wood with no other backing or laminates.

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In recent years the city of Dayton has ranked among the top 5 hungriest cities in the U.S. and local groups are trying to combat the problem. On Thursday, one area church is participating in an annual food distribution program that takes place in various cities around the country.

 

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Girl Alone."

Last night’s race in the District of Columbia marked the end of primary season in the U.S. But the nomination process is far from over. Next month, the Republican and Democratic parties will host their national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia respectively. WYSO’s April Laissle sat down with Dr. Lee Hannah, a professor of political science at Wright State University, to discuss intricacies of the Democratic nominating system, and how this year’s convention could be radically different.

 

 

 

 

Alliance to End Hunger

Former Ohio Governor George Voinovich died on Sunday. He was 80 years old. Those who worked with him describe him as a  “titan” in Ohio Politics.  Former Ohio State legislator and U.S. Congressman Tony Hall says he and Voinovich became close friends in their time serving Ohio. Hall spoke to WYSO's Jerry Kenney by phone on Monday and shared his memories of the Governor. 

ACLU Sues Cleveland Over RNC Protest Rules

Jun 15, 2016
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The ACLU of Ohio is suing the city of Cleveland over regulations for protests during next month's Republican National Convention.  

ACLU of Ohio Executive Director Christine Link says one of the suits calls for the city to reduce the size of the so called “Event Zone” which covers more than 3-square miles of downtown. Link says people within the zone, particularly the homeless, would be restricted from carrying items such as sleeping bags, canned food and coolers.

The mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend has re-ignited debates on gun control, LGBT rights, and terrorism. It has also raised mental health concerns as people around the country cope with the news.

Jodi Long, the director for behavioral treatment and supportive services in Montgomery County (ADAMHS)  says that psychological trauma can extend beyond Orlando.

When I was in the third form at St. Andrew's School I made an amazing discovery; there was a sixth former named Phil Persinger who was the funniest guy I had ever encountered. I considered him to be a comic genius.

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