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2:43 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Book Nook: Battleborn, by Claire Vaye Watkins

Claire Vaye Watkins just published her first book. "Battleborn" is a story collection that sizzles like the weather in the Death Valley region where Claire grew up.

She earned her MFA at OSU and began writing these stories while she was living in Ohio. Most of them are set in the West in places like Reno and Las Vegas. These stories are absolute page turners. They will haunt you and leave you wanting more.

In this interview I asked "is this fiction? What is this?"

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Commentary
12:40 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: September 14 - 20, 2012

Music on the streets during Urban Nights
Photo courtesy of Kristen Wicker

Today is Urban Nights in the Downtown Dayton/Oregon Arts District/Wright-Dunbar Business Village from 5-10 p.m.
Urban Nights is a free event that showcases downtown's dining, nightlife, art, music, retail, urban living options and more and has been described as a huge, all-inclusive street party and open house for downtown, with something for everyone to enjoy.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Conrad's Corner: September 13, 2012

Barbara Astor reads her poem, "First Date."

Politics
6:23 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Board Approves Longer Description of Amendment

Ohio voters will see an expanded description of a proposed redistricting amendment on fall ballots, but the issue's backers say the language is still cumbersome.
 
The Ohio Ballot Board agreed in a party-line vote Thursday to new ballot language for Issue 2. The vote came a day after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the wording was incomplete and inaccurate.
 
Secretary of State Jon Husted's office proposed adding paragraphs of exact phrasing from the amendment. Democrats and the group behind the proposal said a more concise, clear summary was possible.
 

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Music
3:27 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Ruckus Roboticus Live on Kaleidoscope

Ruckus Roboticus
Inlux Photo

As the name of his first album suggests, Dan Haug aka Ruckus Roboticus began his musical career by playing with scratches.  Over the years, he's been creating songs akin to sound collages and recording them as well as performing live.  Recently, Ruckus has been looking to Dayton's funk roots for inspiration as heard in his forthcoming single, "TGIF."  Ruckus Roboticus visisted the WYSO studios to preview the new track and talk about his latest live and studio endeavors. 

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