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12:49 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Dayton-Based Rad Girlfriend Records Prepares for National, International Releases in 2013

Rad Girlfriend records began as a way to release records by Josh Goldman's bands and their friends.  The Dayton-based indie label has since grown to release albums and EPs from bands around the country and will soon move into releasing music by international artists.  Goldman and several of the musicians involved with Rad Girlfriend visited the WYSO studio to talk about the label's birth and plans for 2013. 

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Commentary
12:35 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: November 23 - 29, 2012

Dayton Holiday Festival, 2009
Credit Adam Alonzo

The Dayton Holiday Festival Kickoff Events begin at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Dayton; 4-9 p.m. today. The festival kicks off with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights. A full evening of fun holiday entertainment and activities including live Main Stage entertainment, the Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays contest, the Street Fair on Third, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more.

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Commentary
6:35 am
Thu November 22, 2012

The Creation of the Wright Company

A Wright Model B taking shape in the Assembly Room of the Wright Company.
courtesy of wright-brothers.org

On this day in 1909, a company was incorporated that would eventually build the first airplane factory in Dayton Ohio. It was called the Wright Company. Local aviation photographer and historian Dan Patterson tells us the story.

Last time we spoke, I described the momentous flight Wilbur Wright made in new York City in 1909 when a million New Yorkers saw an aeroplane for the first time.

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Education
12:17 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Learn to Earn Aims to Improve College Readiness

A new education initiative has launched in Dayton. At an event yesterday, hundreds of community and business leaders gathered for Learn to Earn. The goal is to bring together education and community members to provide students with an education that will equip them to go on to college. It will give a specific focus to high poverty areas to improve kindergarten readiness, third grade reading proficiency, 9th to 10th grade transitions and college enrollment. The nonprofit organization aims to increase the percentage of students with college degrees from 34% currently to 50% by 2025.

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Education
7:04 am
Wed November 21, 2012

College Readiness Exam Replacing Ohio Grad Test

State education leaders have agreed to replace the Ohio Graduation Test with a nationally standardized college readiness test, such as the ACT, and 10 subject-area exams.

The college readiness test could be offered free to all Ohio sophomores as soon as next year under the timeline announced Tuesday by the state Education Department, Board of Regents and state school board.

That test and the 10 subject-area exams that replace the OGT would be required by the 2014-15 school year.

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