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Music
1:31 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Sam Salazer on Wheels' New Album

Wheels

Community Voices producer Alan Staiger speaks with Sam Salazar from Yellow Springs band Wheels following their CD release show at Canal Street Tavern for Big Feeling.  The new album adds keyboards and a bit of percussion to the band's string-based lineup and was funded entirely by a Kickstarter campaign. 

Wheels will perform as part of the Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival, September 8th and 9th in downtown Dayton.

Politics
12:00 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Ohio In The Spotlight At Republican National Convention

Emily McCord speaks to NPR's Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving. He's been covering the convention in Tampa, Florida and says Ohio is getting attention like no other state from the GOP. Elving tells McCord that Ohio's improving economy has implications for the upcoming election and that he's seen consistent enthusiasm from the delegates.

Statewide News
8:35 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Ohio’s Lower Jobless Rate Means Fewer Benefits for the Jobless

Ohio is facing a catch-22. Because the state's official unemployment rate has dropped to a full percentage point below the national average, the federal government is cutting back its share of emergency unemployment benefits to jobless Ohioans.

Ben Johnson, with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, says people will notice the cutback at the beginning of December.

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Politics
7:06 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Law Profs Back Proposed Ohio Redisctricting Changes

A redistricting amendment on Ohio's fall ballot has the backing of some of Ohio's top lawyers and legal scholars.

Voters First, the committee backing the November issue, released an open letter Thursday signed by a dozen Ohio lawyers, including a former state bar association president.

Signers stand behind the amendment's legal framework, which the Ohio Bar Association has opposed.

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Commentary
6:30 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Remembering Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong posing in front of a restored Aeronca Champ in 2003.
Dan Patterson

Today, a private funeral service will be held in Cincinnati for Neil Armstrong. Local aviation photographer Dan Patterson has this remembrance of the first man to walk on the moon.

Neil had a knack for understatement.  At a meeting in 2003 about the Centennial of the Wright's first flight, the other participants introduced themselves with all their titles and bona fides.  When it was his turn, he leaned into the microphone and said, "I'm Neil Armstrong, and I'm just an aviator."

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