Maya Caballero
Remi Meurant

Songwriter Maya Caballero returns to the WYSO studios after first appearing on Kaleidoscope during the show's infancy.  Caballero talked with host Juliet Fromholt about completing her full length album, For Sale, working with different collaborators and music in the virtual world, and she debuted a brand new single, "Hello Sunshine," a collaboration with Simon Davies. 

Maya Caballero's album, For Sale, is available at www.mayacaballero.com

Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr
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Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Rhonda Corr has been placed on administrative leave. DPS board members voted late Tuesday night to place Corr on leave and name associate superintendent, Elizabeth Lolli, as acting superintendent.



School board officials aren’t yet why Corr was removed as superintendent.

It is being reported that Corr and Lolli were under allegations of discrimination and harassment.

Central State University Chorus
Courtesy of Central State University Chorus

The Central State University Chorus visited the WYSO studios for a musical preview of their upcoming concert. WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota spoke chorus director Jeremy Winston who says the concert will be recorded and released on CD.


Central State University Chorus will perform on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 6pm. at the Paul Robeson Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Central State campus.


Members of the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus were among Niki Dakota's guests on Excursions this week.

DGMC President, Drew Huggins, and Artistic Director Kathy Clark spoke to her about their upcoming holiday concert and a new project underway that involves LGBTQA youth in the Miami Valley.



Maxine Skuba reads her poem, "Mac Truck Man."


State officials say a new billboard campaign will be used to raise public awareness about drug abuse and the need for public participation in tackling the problem throughout Ohio.

The Ohio Outdoor Advertising Association of Ohio and Ohio's Department of Public Safety and Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services launched the campaign Tuesday.

Officials say association members are donating about 200 digital, poster, and bulletin billboards with the messages: "Start Talking!" and "#677 for Impaired Drivers."

  WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

When most Americans think of agriculture, they might imagine fields of corn or wheat or herds of cattle or broods of chickens. Perhaps they even stop to consider the regulations that determine what foods are safe to eat. What they might not spend much time thinking about are the agencies that oversee farming and food in the United States. The work of one such agency, the United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, is the focus of this episode of Stats & Stories. Host Rosemary Pennington is joined by John Bailer, Chair of Miami's Statistics Department and guest Linda Young, Chief Mathematical Statistician and Director of Research & Development for USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service or NASS.

History Talk: The Long View of Sports Protests

Nov 21, 2017
via History Talk from Origins

In 2016, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the National Anthem to raise awareness of the Black Lives Matter movement. When President Donald Trump weighed in by condemning such actions, the focus dramatically expanded to questions of free speech, patriotism, and respecting the flag.

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A month ago, I took a long drive to see the trees of Middle Fall, and as I traveled, I paid attention to the way I missed home and summer, and I thought about what caused the discomfort at leaving both behind.

Since my wife died five years ago, I have tried to understand how to come to terms with home. I have become overly attached to the place where I live and to my story contained in its rooms and gardens. It is hard for me to go away.

In 1929 the Soviet dictator Stalin began the process of what was known as the collectivization of agriculture in the Soviet Union. There was a lot of resistance to this effort especially in the breadbasket region of the Ukraine. Stalin was determined to crush the Ukrainian nationalist movement and his agricultural policies served to do this quite effectively. As Anne Applebaum describes it in her book "Red Famine - Stalin's War with Ukraine" during the period 1931 to 1933 over five million Ukrainians starved to death.