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Shrug return to the WYSO studios as they prepare to release their new album, Age of Ashes.  The band performed live on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album and the upcoming release party.

Shrug will celebrate the release of Age of Ashes on Saturday, June 11th at the Yellow Cab building in downtown Dayton.

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Republican Gov. John Kasich has signed legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio, though patients shouldn't expect to get it from dispensaries here anytime soon.

While the law takes effect in 90 days, the medical marijuana program won't be running by then. It's expected to be fully operational in about two years.

The measure lays out a number of steps that must happen first, including the writing of rules for retailers and cultivators.

Community Calendar Spotlight on the International Folk Dance Workshop

Jun 9, 2016

In 1947 Michael Solomon, a recreation employee for the City of Dayton, was introduced to international folk dancing by some neighbors. He got hooked and started a folk dancing class in 1952 sponsored by the City of Dayton’s Recreation Department. The class was so popular that a new club was formed call the Miami Valley Folk Dancers, led by Michael Solomon.  The club has members of all ages, and the initial membership fee of $1.00 per month is still in effect today.
 

The presumptive presidential nominees have now been chosen for both the Republican and Democratic parties. Next in the political pipeline - the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in July.

For some analysis on how those conventions may play out, we spoke with Howard Wilkinson, a political news reporter with the Cincinnati Enquirer for more than 30 years. Wilkinson is now with WVXU Public Radio in Cincinnati.

Sen. Cliff Rosenberger
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The State has approved $1 million in funding to preserve the historic Wright Airplane Factory site on Dayton's west side.

The grant will be used by the National Park Service to preserve the exterior of two buildings. They’ll also create a replica of the brother’s first manufactured plane.

State officials say the project will revitalize West Dayton.

Sen. Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus)
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The use of high-tech, expensive body cameras has become a big topic in the world of law enforcement. But one state lawmaker thinks there’s a way to utilize a tool to increase accountability that’s already within everyone’s reach. 

Democratic Senator Charleta Tavares of Columbus believes body cameras can help police officers do their jobs, shine a light on possible excessive force, or even exonerate officers who are wrongly accused of brutality.

Dayton Air Show

The Blue Angels will be absent from this year’s Dayton Air Show. The fan favorites have decided not to perform at several air shows, including Dayton's, after last week’s tragic crash in Tennessee—losing one of their own—Marine Captain Jeff Kuss, also known as Blue Angel #6.

Roger Doctor is the Public Safety Director for the Dayton Air Show. He says the flying unit needs time before performing again.

Muhammed Ali in the locker room beneath Welcome Stadium, June 25, 1971
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Memorial services will be held Friday in Louisville Kentucky for Muhammad Ali.  Local photographer Dan Patterson has fond memories of Ali. 

In 1971, I spent three days with The Champ.  He was is town twice that year, once be on the Phil Donahue show, still being produced at TV 2, and once to do an exhibition training fight as he prepared for another heavyweight fight with Joe Frazer.  

Lake Miller says his work in justice and equality issues largely comes from how he was raised, and the work his mother has done in her life.
Lake Miller

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, meet Lake Miller from Yellow Springs, Ohio. He'll soon be heading to college and says he'll specialize in either entrepreneurship or business management at Wittenberg University.

Lake will likely do well with either decision—even now the 18-year-old Eagle Scout is the youngest member of the national Scouts for Equality Leadership Council and he's just begun the first LGBT-friendly Boy Scout unit at Temple Israel in Dayton.

Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo plans to reopen its gorilla exhibit with a higher, reinforced barrier installed after a boy got into the exhibit and was dragged by a 400-pound gorilla, which was then shot and killed.

The exhibit's reopening Tuesday comes a day after a prosecutor said the boy's mother would not be charged and that the 3-year-old had "scampered off" as children sometimes do.

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