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8:35 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: March 6 - 12, 2012

Daffodil blossom
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Poor Will’s Almanack for the Fourth Week of Early Spring.

Daffodil blossoms are the outriders of the fourth week of Early Spring, a sign that Virginia bluebells have come up from winter ground and that raspberry bushes are developing fresh leaves. As you drive the freeways or the backroads, you may see wild onions are getting lanky, a sign that the foliage of Middle Spring's wildflowers is growing back in the woods and fields: Jacob's ladder, ragwort, leafcup, spring beauties, wood mint, ground ivy, catchweed, moneywort, waterleaf, hemlock, and parsnip.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Conrad's Corner: March 5, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Jim Brooks' poem, "Running in Place."

Business & Technology
4:04 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Big and Small Business React to Potential Income Tax Cut

Small business owners are salivating at the prospect Ohio might raise up to $1 billion over five years by hiking taxes on natural gas liquids drillers and using the revenue to pay for a general income tax cut. 

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Education
12:04 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

OSU Encourages Online Learning

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The Ohio State University wants to encourage students into taking online-only courses.  The Columbus Dispatch reports that the University recently approved a new fee structure that would allow students to save money on the services they will not use.

In-state students who register for these exclusive online classes would be charged $100 a semester, while out of state students will only pay $5 more.

Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon March 5, 2012

WYSO Weekend: March 4, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 4, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Wayne Baker interviews Springfield City Commissioner, Karen Duncan about Springfield's proposed amendment to the City's anti-discrimination code to include gay municipal workers.

-This week's installment of PoliticsOhio: Former GOP Chairman Says This Primary Like No Other, by Ellen Belcher

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