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Education
10:30 am
Sun March 18, 2012

Life as an Air Force Intern

The March 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS featuring Josh Deaton, a PhD student from Wright State University on Life as an Air Force Intern.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

 

Politics
5:45 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Expert Says Land Banks Can Help Neighborhoods, Governments

Ellen Belcher, who is filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Jim Rokakis, one of Ohio's top experts on the foreclosure crisis and land banks. In Cuyahoga County and elsewhere across the country, communities are creating land banks to take possession of abandoned properties and to demolish the eyesores. Once a property is cleared, the land bank works to redevelop space that previously was a drag on the neighborhood -- and tax rolls. Montgomery County is in the process of creating its own land bank.

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Music
3:26 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Live on Excursions: Local Tributes to Duran Duran

Duran Duran in 1983

In a special segment, Niki Dakota interviews the masterminds and several of the musicians behind “This is Planet Earth,” the upcoming Dayton tribute to Duran Duran, which takes place at Canal Street Tavern on March 16th.

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Statewide News
10:41 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Great Lakes Restoration and Algae Updates

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Federal agriculture officials say they're spending $2 million to help farmers in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana keep phosphorus from entering waterways in the western Lake Erie basin.

The U.S. Agriculture Department says projects include using new tools such as biofilters and controlled drainage. Officials say excessive phosphorus from manure causes blue-green algae to proliferate in rivers and streams, limiting oxygen concentrations in water.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to announce the effort today in Michigan.

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Statewide News
10:33 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Ohio Bill Would Require Tracking of Cold Med Sales

A proposal in the Ohio House would require retailers to digitally track sales of some over-the-counter allergy and cold medications that are used to make the illegal drug methamphetamine.

The Dayton Daily News reports the bill sponsored by Republican state Rep. Terry Johnson of McDermott would allow real-time tracking of the medications through a national exchange.

The legislation would apply to pseudoephedrine and ephedrine, ingredients used in at-home and portable meth labs that can lead to explosions and fires.

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