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8:35 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: October 9-15, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user Drift Words

This is Bill Felker with Poor Will's Almanack for the first week of Middle Fall.

Not so long ago, I ran a story contest in my farm almanacs, and I received many unusual anecdotes - a description of poisoned chickens coming back to life, and a wild outhouse saga - among others.

The very last story I received was postmarked in Saskatchewan, and it was called "Perfecting My Porridge." The writer gave no return address, no name other than J.W.

Here's what J.W. said:

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Around the Miami Valley
5:33 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

McGregor Metalworking hosts Clark County students

Springfield's McGregor Metalworking Companies is teaming up with Springfield area schools in an effort to get more students trained for manufacturing jobs.

The McGregor companies invited students and teachers in Clark County to tour their facilities over the weekend in honor of National Manufacturing Day.

 Over 1,000 educators, Middle and high school students were able to see the production of parts ranging from automotive seat components to John Deer combines.

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Music
11:39 am
Mon October 8, 2012

BJSR Live on Excursions

On October 5th, 2012, Ben Rivet aka. BJSR stopped by Excursions to chat with Niki Dakota about his yoga / music project called Go W/ The Flow, and perform a few songs. While at the station, he demonstrated his looping station which allows him to create one person songs using mathematical phrasing.

Ben performed this past weekend, on October 6th,  at the Midwest Outdoor Experience. He hit the stage once at 3pm where he performed his own music, and again at 7pm for an hour of Go W/ The Flow yoga.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon October 8, 2012

WYSO Weekend: October 7, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 7, 2012 including the following stories:

- In Ohio, A Three-Way Musical Marriage Of Convenience, by Emily McCord

- Niki Dakota talks to Fred Bartenstein about editing Bluegrass Bluesman: A Memoir (Music in American Life), the memoir of Josh Graves

Health, Science & The Environment
7:04 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Gov. Kasich Convenes Natural-Gas Vehicle Summit

Energy and transportation experts are heading to Columbus to discuss ways to encourage production of compressed natural gas vehicles and develop low-emission natural gas fuels.

A summit hosted by America's Natural Gas Alliance will be held Tuesday at Ohio State University. It will be patterned after an energy summit convened by Republican Gov. John Kasich last year.

The governor's office and Public Utilities Commission of Ohio are coordinating the event.

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