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7:13 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Harold and Kumar star, Kal Penn visits Wilberforce University to stump for Obama

Kal Penn at Wilberforce
Wayne Baker

Actor Kal Penn, best known for starring in the Harold and Kumar movies, visited with students and local Obama for America-Ohio supporters Thursday afternoon at Wilberforce University.

Penn, who actually is considered the president's ambassador to young voters, discussed with the nearly 80 students and Obama supporters gathered in the student union, the choice they have to make in November's election between what he called, "two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy while investing in more affordable, higher education."

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Politics
4:17 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Rep. Mike Turner Comments on Treasury Dept. Involvement in Delphi Pension Cuts

When automaker, General Motors, went through bankruptcy in 2009, about 20,000 non-union, salaried retirees from Delphi saw their pensions slashed, and other benefits like health and life insurance dropped completely.  Those cuts were not applied to all Delphi union workers.  WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports, fingers are now pointing at the US Treasury Department for not applying those cuts evenly for all Delphi workers.

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Music
10:51 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Live on Excursions: Scott Lee

Scott Lee

Scott Lee returns to the WYSO studios after a few years and a few miles of travel.  After a brief stint of performing and songwriting in New York City, Lee found his way back to the Miami Valley.  Lee performs live in the WYSO studios and chat with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about finding his way to Woody Guthrie's music and plans for an upcoming album. 

Scott Lee will perform this weekend during the Miami Valley Music Fest, Friday and Saturday (Aug 10th and 11th) at the Troy Eagles Campground. 

Statewide News
8:04 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Survey Shows Ohio Boomers Are Worried They’ll Never Retire

A new survey shows a majority of voters over 50 in Ohio and across the country have serious reservations about when – or if – they’ll be able to retire. And because of that, they’re saying the presidential candidates need to talk more about Social Security and Medicare. The poll commissioned by AARP surveyed voters in Ohio and five other states, and pollster Guy Molyneaux says overall, baby boomer voters are pessimistic.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed August 8, 2012

Conrad's Corner: August 8, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Marsha Bush's poem, "Endings."

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