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10:30 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Book Nook: Alafair Burke's "Never Tell" (Harper)

Alafair Burke's latest novel "Never Tell" opens as the police are investigating the suicide of a young woman. Her body was found in the luxurious Manhattan apartment where she lived. Her parents lived elsewhere while she stayed in the city to attend an exclusive prep school. This seems to be a somewhat peculiar arrangement.

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Statewide News
7:00 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Court Orders Release of Man in Stang Killing

Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered the release of an Amazon rancher charged with being one of the masterminds of the 2005 killing of American nun and rain forest activist from Dayton, Dorothy Stang.

In 2010, a jury found Regivaldo Galvao guilty of ordering Stang's death and sentenced him to 30 years in jail. But he was freed on appeal.

He was imprisoned one year later after a Para state court ruled that he had to start serving his sentence before his appeal process had run its course.

Music
12:51 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Customer Service and the Gem City Horns Live on Excursions

Willie Morris and Peet Cerrone of Customer Service and the Gem City Horns
Juliet Fromholt

As self-professed music nerds, the eight members of Customer Service and the Gem City Horns (including former WYSO intern Mike Jones) formed the band for an ArtStreet project at the University of Dayton.  The band visited the WYSO studios to perform live, and spoke with Niki Dakota about forming the band, preparing to record an album and upcoming performances.

Customer Service and the Gem City Horns will perform at the Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival, September 8 and 9 in downtown Dayton.

Community Voices
11:56 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Winnie Fiedler's Fountain of Youth

Fiedler constructed this quilt from her husband's neckties.

Some of the world's most beloved artists are noted for having had a creative rebirth later in life. The phenomena has been written about and studied by art historians, who characterize it by artists taking more risks with their work, and quickly getting to the heart of what's being expressed.

Community Voices Producer Alexis Larsen introduces us to one local woman who tapped into her creative energy later in life and found that it has become a fountain of youth, and yielded an extraordinary body of work and a new lease on life.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Thousands Hear Obama Speak at Ohio University

Bill Cohen

Thousands of people in central Ohio have turned out to see President Barack Obama discuss college education at a private four-year university.
 
Authorities estimate that about 3,300 people watched Obama speak Tuesday at Capital University in Columbus. He is scheduled to campaign later at a community college in Reno, Nev.
 
Obama's speech included criticism of Republican Mitt Romney for his comment that the best option for students trying to find an affordable education is to "shop around."

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