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Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Dawn."

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July marks nearly three decades since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, making it the nation's first comprehensive civil rights legislation designed to protect people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

All this month, WYSO is bringing you stories of Ohioans living with disabilities. It’s a series we’re calling Just Ask: Talking About Disability.

Dayton CareSource Employees Rally To Protect Medicaid

Jul 5, 2017
More than a hundred Caresource employees loaded onto buses Wednesday morning to attend a rally at the statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion.
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About 130 CareSource employees loaded onto buses Wednesday morning to attend a rally at the statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion. Gov. John Kasich’s budget signed Friday included a veto on a plan to freeze Medicaid expansion next year. Some state lawmakers are threatening to override the governor’s veto in ongoing budget negotiations this week.

   

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A new bill in the Statehouse would change the requirements for teenagers to get their drivers' licenses — just as another law takes effect changing drivers' education requirements for adults.

H.B. 293 would double the time drivers under 18 would be required to have a temporary permit — from six months to twelve months. That means young drivers would have to wait a year until they could get a full license.

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Now in early middle summer, the days still seem to last forever, the Sweet Corn Moon is waxing, and cicadas soon fill the warm mornings and afternoons with their high buzzing whine. The number of flowers in bloom reaches its peak, and the world is full of color.

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Police K-9 units around the country have had to switch gears when it comes to using drug-sniffing dogs. That’s because powerful, synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanyl are proving harmful to police officers and police dogs alike.

Dave Wallen constructs wooden frames for the guns that will launch Dayton's fireworks display on July 3rd
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WYSO Curious is our occasional series where you ask questions, and our reporters answer them online and on air. Listener Aaron Hill wanted to know more about how local communities get the fireworks for their Fourth of July celebrations. WYSO Curious producer Liam Niemeyer takes us behind the scenes of Dayton’s “Lights in Flight” fireworks show.

Hailing from Chicago, Faux Furrs visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  The band talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their latest album Taxonomy, the Chicago scene and more

Faux Furrs will perform at Jimmie's Ladder 11 on July 3rd with Gap Tooth Grin and Army of Infants. 

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Area college graduates are preparing to begin their careers or the next part of their educations.  WYSO commentator Bob Brecha is a professor at the University of Dayton and has been thinking about how his students look at sustainability issues inside the classroom and as citizens.

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

The International Prize in Statistics was established to bring recognition to the leading lights of the profession and also to bring recognition to the profession as a whole. In this Stats and Stories short, John Bailer, Chair of the Department of Statistics at Miami University, and Steve Siff, Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film speak with Professor Susan Ellenberg from the University of Pennsylvania. She was the Chair of the International Prize in Statistics Foundation, that will be awarded at the next World Statistics Congress in Marrakech, Morocco in July, 2017.

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