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1:30 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Book Nook: The Devil All The Time, by Donald Ray Pollock

Donald Ray Pollock and Vick Mickunas in Xenia
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Last year I reviewed Donald Ray Pollock's debut novel for the Washington Independent Review of Books. Here's an excerpt from what I wrote:
 

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Arts & Culture
8:14 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Author O'Brian Wins Dayton Peace Prize

Vietnam veteran and author Tim O'Brien has been named the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize's distinguished achievement award.

O'Brien's books and short stories show war from a regular soldier's eyes and also chronicle its long-lasting impacts. He wrote about his Vietnam experience as an Army infantryman in the 1973 memoir: "If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home." Subsequent works have combined fiction with real details from his experience.

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Election 2012
5:54 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Pawlenty stumps for Romney in Springfield

Pawlenty with Congressman Steve Austria at Clark County GOP headquarters
Wayne Baker

On Monday, Governor Tim Pawlenty attended the grand opening of the Clark County GOP headquarters.

In a room full of about 50 GOP supporters, volunteers, state and local politicians, Pawlenty talked about the reasons he felt President Obama doesn't deserve a second term.

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Arts & Culture
3:13 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton

During the 1970’s, a new genre of music called funk was making its way into the American mainstream and Dayton, Ohio was at the epicenter. Community Voices Producer Basim Blunt says that more funk bands came from Dayton, than any other place in the world. This story is about the world famous funk bands that hailed from the city’s West Side, and one community’s attempt to honor their legacy before the music fades.

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Politics
10:52 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Liberal And Conservative Groups Join To Stop Kasich's Jobs Program

A coalition of progressive groups and a pair of Democratic state representatives are going back to the Ohio Supreme Court over the state’s job creation agency JobsOhio. But as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, this time they have some unlikely help.

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