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6:00 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

PoliticsOhio: School Districts Cutting, Not Asking for Levies

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Wendy Patton of Policy Matters Ohio about a recent survey that the liberal-leaning think tank did of Ohio's schools. The state's 600-plus school districts have been hit with a two-year $1.8 billion cut in funding. That means their state aid has dropped to 2003 levels. Policy Matters estimates that Ohio has 2,500 fewer teachers in the classroom as a result. Districts are reluctant to ask for more local money from voters and instead are cutting their budgets in unprecedented ways.

DeWine Endorses Santorum
5:53 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

AG DeWine Endorses Santorum

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is backing Rick Santorum's presidential bid.      DeWine's about-face comes just 18 days before Ohio and nine other states host critical Super Tuesday contests.

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Music
5:52 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Rev Cool's 30th Anniversary: an Around the Fringe Special

Cake in honor of Rev Cool's 30th Anniversary on the air at WYSO

On February 10, 2012, Rev Cool celebrated 30 years on the air at WYSO during a special edition of Around the Fringe.  Rev was joined in the studio by Andy Valeri, Niki Dakota and a numerous local musicians.  Throughout the evening longtime listeners and friends called in with their memories and well-wishes and Dayton's Free Shakespeare company was on-hand for dramatic readings of email memories.

All 4 hours of this special show are available to stream.

 

Redistricting Remains for 2012
5:14 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

No Ohio Redistricting Decision Before 2012 Election

The Ohio Supreme Court says it won't consider a lawsuit challenging new state House and Senate districts
before this year's elections.

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Music
2:33 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

Live on Excursions: Brother Sun

Brother Sun

 

Folk trio Brother Sun brings a gospel and country tinged performance to Excursions.

Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor and Greg Greenway comprise Brother Sun, a folk trio boasting rich instrumentation and jarring three-part harmonies. Each a touring solo artist in his own right, the members of the group joined together in 2010 after a mutual festival performance. The group took off, spending much of 2011 touring heavily in support of their self-titled debut album.

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