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4:35 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Cast and Creators of Nativity The Pop Opera Prepare for Production's Fifth Year

2012 marks the fifth run for Nativity The Pop Opera, a holiday show that's become a local tradition in the Miami Valley.  Created by J. Todd Anderson and Mark Cohea, Nativity tells the Christmas story from the angels' point of view through song and dance and aims to give back to the community through the production's support of local children's charities.  This year's production supports A Kid Again.  Member of the cast and the creative team, including J.

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Books
1:40 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Book Nook: The Great A&P and the Struggle for Small Business in America, by Marc Levinson

Long before there was a WalMart and many of the other discount store chains that we know today there was the A&P chain of grocery stores. Marc Levinson initially approached this writing project with the intention of writing a biography about the two brothers, George and John Hartford, who guided the A&P through many decades and changes. When Levinson began his research he quickly changed course after he realized that George, the older brother, had led such a secretive life that he wasn't a substantial enough subject for a biography.

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The Economy & Business
8:35 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Kasich Blasts Out of State Oil and Gas Workers, But Drillers Fight Back

The oil and gas boom has brought in lots of activity to eastern Ohio, and perhaps lots of out of state workers. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports says that’s a problem for the governor.

Gov. John Kasich has joked several times about the people he wants to see working with the oil and gas industry in Ohio, including in his State of the State speech in February.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Ohio House Clears Rules for Health 'Navigators'

The Ohio House has passed a bill to require training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance exchange.

The measure cleared Wednesday on a 56-32 vote, and it now heads to the Senate.

These so-called health navigators will help educate consumers and small businesses about the new online markets created by the federal health care law. Through these exchanges, consumers will be able to buy individual private policies and apply for government subsidies to help pay their premiums.

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Music
12:15 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Young Heirlooms and Taylor Alexander Live on Excursions

WYSO was pleased to welcome musical guests, The Young Heirlooms and Taylor Alexander, into the studio for their radio debut live on Excursions. The Young Heirlooms are a Cincinnati, OH based band consisting of five musicians, Kyle, Claire, Chris, Kelly, and Benjamin. The group combines guitar, banjo, viola, and standing bass to create a beautiful modern take on folk music. The band is currently recording a full-length, eleven song album with an analog tape recorder.

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