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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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Music
5:05 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Good English Live on Kaleidoscope

The members of Good English

Since the release of their debut EP, Take Control, the members of Good English have stayed busy performing in the Dayton area.  After a brief summer hiatus, the band is back in action writing new material for a forthcoming LP and preparing for two upcoming festival performances.  Elizabeth, Celia and Leslie Rasmussen return to the WYSO studios joined by new guitar player, Johnathan Seidl to perform live and talk about their upcoming plans.

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