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8:35 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: December 11 - 17, 2012

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user Dieter Thau

Poor Will's Almanack for the second week of Early Winter.

Two thousand years ago, the Roman naturalist, Pliny praised the cold northern winds as the "healthiest of all."

During the eighteenth century, physicians said the same thing. For example, William Currie wrote that "the winds which prevail during the greatest part of winter… though they are severe and piercing cold...give vigor to the constitution and a freshness and bloom to the complexion."

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Group Formed in Wake of Ohio Foster-Care Deaths

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has formed an advisory group to help solve some of the biggest problems in the state's foster-care system, including safety and stability.

DeWine announced the formation of the group at a news conference on Monday and gave its members a March deadline to issue recommendations to improve the system.

The announcement came almost one year after DeWine's office held the first of eight child-safety summits in the state following a rash of shocking cases.

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Music
12:05 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Dan Raridan Live on Excursions 12/10/2012

Dan Raridan stopped by Excursions to talk about his new album, Give It Up. The release of the new album with be at South Park Tavern on Saturday, December 15th. Dan Raridan will be joined live by the Calientes with special guests Josh Eagle and the Harvast City and Jane Sachs.

Dan performed three songs on the new album while in the WYSO studios including: "Dream With Me," "Sunshine in the Rain Be My Love," and "Hold You Tight." Dan played every single instrument on the new album.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:15 am
Mon December 10, 2012

WYSO Weekend: December 9, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 9, 2012 including the following episodes:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Murray Horwitz about his role in Hanukkah Lights, a special program airing on Sunday, December 9th at 6 and 11pm.

- An excerpt of Juliet Fromholt's interview with members of the production of Nativity the Pop Opera.

- Poor Will's Almanack: December 4 - 10, 2012

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Education
8:35 am
Mon December 10, 2012

School Seclusion Policy Delayed

The Ohio state Board of Education has postponed its decision on regulating seclusion rooms and restraint in schools. Seclusion rooms are supposed to be safe places for children who are acting violently. But an investigation this year by The Columbus Dispatch and StateImpact Ohio found the rooms are often misused.

Ohio does not currently regulate the use of seclusion rooms in schools.

But more than 100 parents, educators and other commenters weighed in on the Ohio state Board of Education’s plan to start doing so.

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