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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Conrad's Corner: September 13, 2012

Barbara Astor reads her poem, "First Date."

Politics
6:23 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Board Approves Longer Description of Amendment

Ohio voters will see an expanded description of a proposed redistricting amendment on fall ballots, but the issue's backers say the language is still cumbersome.
 
The Ohio Ballot Board agreed in a party-line vote Thursday to new ballot language for Issue 2. The vote came a day after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the wording was incomplete and inaccurate.
 
Secretary of State Jon Husted's office proposed adding paragraphs of exact phrasing from the amendment. Democrats and the group behind the proposal said a more concise, clear summary was possible.
 

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Music
3:27 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Ruckus Roboticus Live on Kaleidoscope

Ruckus Roboticus
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As the name of his first album suggests, Dan Haug aka Ruckus Roboticus began his musical career by playing with scratches.  Over the years, he's been creating songs akin to sound collages and recording them as well as performing live.  Recently, Ruckus has been looking to Dayton's funk roots for inspiration as heard in his forthcoming single, "TGIF."  Ruckus Roboticus visisted the WYSO studios to preview the new track and talk about his latest live and studio endeavors. 

Music
10:43 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Magic Jackson Releases Venus In Transit

Magic Jackson

The vibe of a summer in the 1970s is alive and well on Magic Jackson's new album, Venus In Transit.  For their sophomore album, the band sought feedback from friends and fans before the release to ensure they captured the sound they were seeking.  Magic Jackson will celebrate the release of Venus in Transit on Saturday, September 15 at Canal Street Tavern.  Nathan Lewis visisted the WYSO studios to share from tracks from the new album and spoke with Niki Dakota about the recording process.

Statewide News
7:06 am
Thu September 13, 2012

State Rep Agrees to Skip Votes Amid Probe

A Democratic lawmaker in Ohio has missed votes this week amid a prosecutor's investigation into his conduct.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said state Rep. Clayton Luckie of Dayton agreed to sit out a Tuesday meeting of the powerful Controlling Board on which he sits and to skip Wednesday's House session. O'Brien said the arrangement was negotiated with Luckie's attorney, Lloyd Pierre-Louis.

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