Around the Miami Valley
11:31 am
Mon August 6, 2012

WYSO Weeend: August 5, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 5, 2012 including the following stories:

-Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton, by Community Voices producer Basim Blunt

-New Ohio Guide: Little Italy, by Karen Schaefer

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Bill Hardy of AIDS Resource Center Ohio about Truvada, the recently FDA-approved drug aimed at preventing HIV.

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7:53 am
Mon August 6, 2012

Report: Seclusion Rooms in Schools Misused for Ohio Disabled Kids

Some Ohio children with disabilities are regularly isolated in cell-like rooms or closets meant to be calming but often are misused, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Sun August 5, 2012

2012 Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Readings: Trudy Krisher

Trudy Krisher
courtesy of the Antioch Writers' Workshop

Last month the week-long Antioch Writers' Workshop was held in Yellow Springs.  The workshop's faculty members, all published authors, held nightly readings at Antioch University Midwest during that week and for the next month we'll be bringing excerpts from some of those readings here on WYSO Weekend.  Our first reading is from Trudy Krisher, an award-winning author and assistant professor at Sinclair Community College.  This year she served as the instructor for the young writers attending the workshop.  Here she reads from her novel Kinship, which is set in a South Georgia trailer park i

Road Trip series
10:40 am
Sun August 5, 2012

New Ohio Guide: Little Italy

Residents of Cleveland's Little Italy playing bocce.
Karen Schaefer

Take a walk up the steep, narrow streets of Cleveland's Little Italy and you may wonder if you're still in Ohio. The sounds of Italian opera spill from a corner restaurant, while across the street, patrons at a sidewalk cafe munch cannoli with their cappuccino. Cleveland native and Italian tour guide Diana Maiola Cirino says the location of Little Italy was a perfect fit for Italian immigrants who began arriving here in 1885.

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5:45 pm
Fri August 3, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Less Than 100 Days From Election, Obama Campaign Focuses On Ohio

President Obama visited the battleground state again this week, his 9th visit this year. Emily McCord speaks to Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina to discuss the current state of the campaign in Ohio, the negative nature of TV ads and the campaign's fundraising strategy.