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

Hannah Williams
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Hannah Williams, a student at Tecumseh High School in Medway. She tells us about her brother Wesley who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

Cecil Taylor
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The American jazz pianist Cecil Taylor is a pioneer of what is called free jazz—music which often discards notated scores and breaks with meter and conventional harmonic progression. Now 87, his first recordings were released in the 1950s. In the late 1960s and early 70s Taylor taught at Antioch College and recordings from his years in Yellow Springs are found in the WYSO archives. Taylor was invited to Antioch by professor John Ronsheim. The two had been friends while students at the New...

Numbers show Clark County has seen job growth in 2016, but it's unclear whether this positive economic outlook may be impacted by the city of Springfield’s ongoing budget troubles. Recent Clark County investments include development at the Prime Ohio Industrial Park and Wall Street brokerage firm EF Hutton’s decision to relocate its global headquarters to downtown Springfield. Horton Hobbs is Vice President of Economic Development at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He says Clark County...

Issue 2 Outcome Threatens Springfield Tourism

Nov 22, 2016

Springfield’s Convention and Visitors Bureau could see its funding eliminated after voters ultimately rejected an income-tax increase. Issue 2 would have raised income taxes from 2 to 2.4 percent for five years, generating an additional $6.7 million a year for the city. The measure failed on Election Night by a narrow margin. But a final vote-count today on Tuesday morning by the Clark County Board of Elections shows the measure has failed by more than 220 votes. Springfield officials say...

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The foliage was still thick and lush when I entered the familiar woods one late September afternoon. I used to know those trails well, but now they had become overgrown, wilder than they were decades ago. The path was not marked, but I felt I knew where I was going. How could anyone get lost here? It never crossed my mind. I wandered and daydreamed, not paying attention to where I was going. And then, for a few minutes I was lost. My heart beat faster, and I picked up my pace. I knew where I...

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Ohio plans to take advantage of the busy holiday travel season to warn drivers about the growing problem of drugged driving. It's a joint effort of the State Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Transportation. The agencies will use the state's 130 freeway message signs, as well as additional portable highway signs, to display driver alerts on the rising number of drugged-driving crashes. The signs also will advertise Republican Gov . John Kasich's Start Talking initiative, which...

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program, Dayton Youth Radio and Veterans’ Voices. You’ll also hear from The Alleghany Front’s Julie Grant on how some are trying to reimagine the Ohio river’s health and economic impact. See full details below. Hundreds of parents, teachers and teachers’ aides packed into a Dayton School Board meeting last night. They came expecting to hear more about the district’s plans to layoff or reassign teacher’s aides and other...

A college student from Ohio is among the 32 Americans chosen as Rhodes Scholars to pursue post-graduate studies at Oxford University. The Rhodes Trust announced the recipients on Sunday. They include Pasquale Toscano, of Kettering, who attends Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He's a senior who is majoring in English and classics. The Trust says Toscano plans to pursue a career as a scholar of literature, with a particular interest in literary reception. He was partially paralyzed in...

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Nearly 30 local musicians will gather on the stage of The DAI's Renaissance Auditorium to recreate the historic performances of The Band's The Last Waltz and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original concert, which took place November 25, 1976. Organizer Jeff Opt and musician Dan Hereford joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio to talk about the upcoming event. Such A Night: The Last Waltz Live will be performed on Wednesday, November 23 and Friday, November 25 at the...

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