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Education
4:44 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Miami University Students Get Furry Pals' Aid

Students coping with the stress of final exams at a university in southwest Ohio recently got help from some dogs.

The counseling service at Miami University in Oxford offered its Furry Finals program as students took exams this week. Students could spend their down time between study periods and exams with dogs licensed for therapy and trained for obedience and agility.

A Miami psychology professor says there is evidence that pets help reduce stress. Professor Allen McConnell says animals can improve people's moods and help them feel like they have greater social support.

Politics
4:41 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Ohio Senators Pass Film Tax Credit

Senators wanted to double the current cap on credits offered to 20 million dollars a year. Republican Larry Obhof of Medina County says 27 films have been shot in Ohio in the last three years, accounting for more than 1,100 jobs.
“Then we have hundreds of additional people who are earning a wage that they weren’t before, who are paying taxes that they weren’t before.”

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Around the Miami Valley
12:45 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: May 4 - 10, 2012

Visitors at the CADC

First Friday tonight in Downtown Dayton and there is a free art hop from 5 to 10 p.m. First Friday lets you explore downtown and you can browse galleries, restaurants, downtown businesses, and live music.

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Music
10:52 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Live on Kaleidoscope: Tim Pritchard and the Boxcar Suite

Tim Pritchard and Phil Caviness of Tim Pritchard and the Boxcar Suite
Photo by Mark Spear

It's an evening of firsts as Kaleidoscope broadcasts its first show from the new WYSO studios.  Tim Pritchard and the Boxcar Suite (Tim Pritchard, Phil Caviness, Tony Moore and Trevor Bell) are the evening's guests performing the first live set in the new building ahead of their first public performance at Side Show 7 on May 12, 2012 at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.  The band performs an acoustic set and previews songs from their album, set to be released in late May.

Books
8:03 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Book Nook: The Master Blaster, by P.F. Kluge

In P. F. Kluge's latest novel, "The Master Blaster," the author returns to familiar terrain, the Pacific island of Saipan. Kluge has written about Saipan before and he knows the island well. In this interview he recalls his first visit there as a member of the Peace Corps, and his many subsequent trips there.

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