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4:52 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Stillwater Riverband Live on Kaleidoscope

After years of playing metal and punk, Chris McFadden (mandolin/vocals) and Josh Dillon (guitar/vocals) decided to explore something different and began playing the more acoustic Bluegrass-influenced music that would become the signature of Stillwater Riverband.  The band has grown to two members to four and spent the first part of 2012 performing many live gigs in the Dayton area.  The band is now recording their first album and stopped by the WYSO studio for some live songs. 

Stillwater Riverband will release its debut album in early 2013. 

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Health, Science & The Environment
12:01 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Changes in Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Law Dead For Now But Could Resurface

Environmental activists and consumer advocates are breathing a sigh of relief. Ohio lawmakers apparently are NOT going to change the state’s energy efficiency program during the last days of the current legislative session.

The program requires electric companies to lower overall power usage by giving money to people and businesses that buy energy-saving appliances and equipment. To fund the program, all electricity customers pay a surcharge on their monthly electric bills.

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Education
8:30 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Bill Would Give Ohio Schools More Flexibility

Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time.

The bill would change state law regarding the time students must spend in school. It would require them to spend a minimum number of hours in school each year instead of a minimum number of days.

House Bill 191 changes the minimum school year from 182 days to 455 hours for half-day kindergarten, 910 hours for grades one through six, and 1001 hours for grades seven through 12.

Statewide News
4:13 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

'Heartbeat' Bill Backer Wants Forced Vote

The chief promoter of an Ohio bill that would have imposed the tightest abortion restriction in the nation says she'll use a legislative maneuver to try to force a vote before year's end over the Senate president's opposition.
 
In a statement Wednesday, Faith2Action President Janet Folger Porter said Republican Senate President Tom Niehaus broke a promise Tuesday with his decision not to schedule a vote on the so-called "heartbeat bill."
 

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Music
10:27 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Thrash About Dayton. 11/26/2012.

On this months segment of Thrash About Dayton, music and arts writer for the Dayton Daily News, Don Thrasher, talked about the Xenia, OH based band, The New Old-Fashioned. Their Debut album will be released on December 7th, 2012 at Canal Street Tavern during their CD release party. Special guests will include Tim Pritchard and The Boxcar Suite, and Absinthe Junk from Nasville, TN.

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