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Demonstrators at a 2010 protest in Washington D.C. demanding immigration reform. Several efforts since have failed in Congress.
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Miami Valley immigrant advocates are calling on the Trump administration to continue a program that allows young people brought to the United States illegally as children to remain in the country.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, permits about 800,000 people to temporarily work, attend school or serve in the military under certain conditions.

President Donald Trump is expected to issue a decision soon on whether to continue with the Obama-era program.

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The Human Race Theatre Comapny is opening is 2017-18 season with the American premiere of Legendale, a musical that blurs the real world with the world of video games.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota was joined in studio by writers Andrea Daly (music and story) and Jeff Bienstock (words and story) to talk about the new musical.  They were also joined by Max Crumm, who plays lead character Andy, for a musical preview of the production.

As the city slips out of summer and into fall, there's no better way to kick off the long weekend than with First Friday activities throughout downtown Dayton! Discover a new artist at a gallery opening; kick back with food and drink specials at a bar or restaurant; groove to a local band playing at a nearby pub and many other things to do. Whatever mood strikes, downtown's growing number of independent businesses are ready to serve a proper summer send-off. This starts tonight at 5pm.

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With Labor Day weekend travel already underway for many Ohioans, law enforcement officials are urging drivers to be safe, and stay alive. The State Patrol is encouraging drivers to plan ahead before hitting the road to leave time for unexpected traffic congestion.  

Nearly 85 percent of all travelers this holiday weekend will be driving to their destinations, according to AAA.

 

Ohio State Patrol officials say typical late night pop-up construction will be suspended for the holiday weekend.

State officials have enacted new regulations to curb what they say is overprescribing of opioid painkiller medications to patients who may not really need them
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Beginning this week, Ohio, doctors, dentists and nurses will be required to follow new rules for prescribing opioid medications.

The rules include limits to opioid prescriptions for conditions such as broken bones, sprains and minor surgery to seven days for adults and five days for minors.

The changes are similar to those already enacted in a handful of other states, including Rhode Island, Virginia and New Jersey.

Bruce Campbell has had a long acting career. He recently published his second memoir. If you don't recognize his name you'll probably recognize his face. You'll say, oh yeah, that guy! Here's a link to his Wikipedia page that provides an accounting of some of the projects he has undertaken.

The image of a circle held so much meaning in Jamie Murrell's new project, it became the band's name.  With members that have performed together on and off throughout their musical careers, Circle perform original songs as well as their own twist on the standards.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.

Circle will perform at the Spirited Goat Coffeehouse in Yellow Springs on September 8.

Ace Tucker Space Trucker is a science fiction comedy podcast series written, produced and voiced by Jim Tramontana, who had previously visited the WYSO studios with his band Red Hot Rebellion.  Tramontana talked with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the process of developing the podcast's first season from a novel.  

Season 1 of Ace Tucker Space Trucker is available now on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, and http://www.acetuckerspacetrucker.com/

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In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, state officials are cautioning Ohioans who want to help flood victims to watch out for charity scams.

In a statement Tuesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine urged Ohioans to do their homework before sending money to any organizations promising to help Harvey flood victims.

The Attorney General advises residents to research organizations requesting donations. He says "it's not safe to assume charities recommended on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have been vetted."

Keith Lykins
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Guitarist Keith Lykins returned to the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excrusions.  Lykins chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about world influences on his music, upcoming gigs and more.

Keith Lykins will perform at  Clifton Opera House on Friday, September 1st.  For more live dates, visit keithlykins.com

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