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The east face of the Main Library.
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Take a trip to "Toontown." Tonight at 7:30 pm, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center up in Troy will present the 1988 animated film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. This has no cost and includes an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn, and soft drinks.

Known as the drummer for The Mekons, Jon Langford is also a painter and public speaker.  Ahead of his appearance in Yellow Springs, Langford chatted with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about his storied career.

Jon Langford will perform at the Antioch School's Gala at the Foundry Theatre in Yellow Springs on Saturday, March 4th. 

Nuvasive officials say the more than $45 million 180,000-square-foot, all-digital West Carrollton facility will generate at least 200 new jobs for the company, which also has operations in Fairborn.
WYSO/Jess Mador

At medical device maker NuVasive’s new West Carrollton facility, workers in safety glasses stand at rows of off-white machines that look kind of like giant baby incubators. The atmosphere is bright, airy and clean.

Ohio's Current Congressional District Map.  Efforts are underway to eliminate gerrymandering
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Voting rights’ advocates are holding an informational workshop this weekend to update Miami Valley residents about Congressional redistricting-reform efforts. Organizers says the event is about raising awareness. A previous measure to reform Ohio’s redistricting process has stalled in Columbus.

 

Raggedy Edge returned to the WYSO studios after the relase of their latest EP, Bring the Mountain Down.  The duo performed live on Kaleidoscope and chatted with host Juliet Fromholt about songwriting, recording and more.

Raggedy Edge will perform at the Plain Folk Cafe on March 31st.

Organizers from the Dayton group Interfaith for Change Wednesday said fears are escalating among many people, particularly minorities, in the Miami Valley after recent anti-semitic and racist incidents across the country.
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Muslim, Jewish and Protestant faith leaders are calling for unity in the face of what they say is inflammatory rhetoric from President Donald Trump’s administration. Organizers from the Dayton group Interfaith for Change Wednesday say fears are escalating among many people, particularly minorities, in the Miami Valley after recent anti-Semitic and racist incidents across the country.

Tom Amrhein

In last episode of the Antioch Word, we explored community through Toni Jonas Silver’s Community Voices story about Gene the rat. This episode continues to look at the things that bring us all together, but this time, it’s about a place. Community Voices producer Frank Fortino ’17 takes us to the Emporium in Yellow Springs.

Inauguration 17
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President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

Gabrielle Civil is a performance artist. "Swallow the Fish" is her memoir. In this book the author reveals how she became a performance artist and how she approaches her craft. The author admits that her work is political and she confesses that while she is performing she is trying to remain present inside her body. She describes a number of the pieces which she has performed. There are numerous photographs as well as essays about this author's experiences, inspirations, and beliefs.

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Community leaders are set to form a Justice Committee in response to controversies at the Montgomery County Jail.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced the group’s formation Monday, after meeting with Sheriff Phil Plummer, Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley, and State senator Peggy Lehner.  The news comes after the Montgomery County Commission asked the Justice Department to investigate alleged civil rights abuses at the Montgomery County Jail.

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