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Mary Jo White reads one of her poems, and Conrad gives a preview of upcoming National Poetry Month celebrations.

Ohio Democratic Senate Contender Reports $671K In 35 Days

Apr 9, 2015
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Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's U.S. Senate campaign says it raised more than $671,000 in 35 days and picked up momentum toward the end of the year's first quarter.

Strickland officially jumped into the race in late February. His campaign said Thursday that $469,601 came in the last two weeks of the fundraising period. Strickland's campaign also reported $649,171 cash on hand.

Strickland is vying for the Democratic nomination with Cincinnati city councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, whose campaign said Monday it raised more than $757,000 in the first three months of this year.

UD Student Seriously Injured After Lightning Strike

Apr 9, 2015

Officials say a southwest Ohio college student is in critical condition after he was struck by lightning.
 

The title of Keigo Hirakawa's new album, And Then There Were Three refers to a composition Hirakawa wrote about his sons.  Hirakawa and his trio visited the WYSO studios ahead of the CD release party for a live set on Excursions.

Keigo Hirakawa Trio will celebrate the release of And Then There Were Three on Sunday, April 12th at Gilly's in downtown Dayton.

Last summer I spent several months reading an advance copy of this first volume of Stephen Kotkin's planned three book biography of the Soviet dictator Stalin. I would read a chapter then set the book aside for a while so I could mull over what I was learning. I also needed to rest my arms because this book weighs a lot! Stalin, who died in 1953, still casts a long shadow-he had an impact upon millions of souls. Those people that he ruled, that he terrorized, that he killed are nearly impossible to tabulate. My father's parents were among them.

A new bill has been introduced in the state legislature that would allow Ohioans to carry concealed guns without required training or a permit. But the bill is being met with resistance.

Jim Irvine, with the Buckeye Firearms Association, says the state should do what some others have done: scrap the permit requirement for handguns.

Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's poem, "Every River on Earth."

One of two Miami University students charged in connection with offensive graffiti in a residential hall has withdrawn from school, and the second says he plans to.

Nineteen-year-old William Armour says in an "open letter" sent to The Associated Press that he didn't live up to the school's ethics code and feels that his continued presence on campus would be "a distraction" that brings unwanted media attention to the school.

Student Samir Lal said Wednesday by email he apologizes and is withdrawing.

Sedona-based band, Decker made its way to Ohio in the midst of a 40 show tour for an acoustic set on Excursions ahead of a gig in Cincinnati.  The  band chatted with Niki Dakota about their newly self-released album, the tour, and more.

Decker will perform on Wednesday, April 8th at Cincinnati's MOTR Pub. 

The three organizations that make up the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance are collaborating on a presentation of Bizet's The Pearl Fishers.  Singers from Dayton Opera will be accompanied by music from the Dayton Philharmonic and dance from the Dayton Ballet.  Members of the cast and crew visited the WYSO studios to talk about the upcoming performance and share some musical previews on Excursions.

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance's presentation of The Pearl Fishers is onstage at the Schuster Center April 17th and 19th.

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