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Our features include Miami Valley StoryCorps and Dayton Youth Radio. Community Voices producer Pam Ferris-Olson looks back on the life of Daytonian and Gospelaires lead singer, Paul Arnold. And we’ll hear about an expanded exhibit at the Air Force Museum featuring the Tuskegee Airmen and their role in the Second World War. 

Akron Kids Develop 'How-To' Cards For Interacting With Police

Feb 16, 2015
M. L. Schultze / WKSU

A hundred kids in Akron will begin passing out palm cards this week on how to deal with police. It's thought to be a first-in-the-nation program.

The “You and the Law” cards were developed by the city’s anti-violence youth group called the PeaceMakers – by kids troubled by officer-involved shootings in Ferguson and Cleveland.

Remembering Selma, Honoring Black History Year-Round

Feb 15, 2015
Kimberly Barrett is Wright State University’s Vice President For Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Black History Month has always created a bit of a quandary for me. I hope that one day stories of the contributions of Americans of African descent are so woven into the intergenerational narrative we share in the United States that there will be no need for it. However, this year the celebration of Black History Month is especially momentous. It coincides with the 50th anniversary of events leading to a pivotal moment in the evolution of our nation’s democracy, the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Conrad Balliet reads Ed Davis' poems, "Valentine" and "Puzzle of Light."

The Musical Legacy of Paul Arnold

Feb 13, 2015

Paul Arnold would have been 83 years old this month. He grew up in Dayton's Edgemont District and sang gospel at the neighborhood Baptist church. In the 1950s, Arnold became a founding member and lead singer of the Gospelaires, and by the 60s, the group had achieved acclaim for its international performances.  Arnold died in 2006.

State testing under the new Common Core standards starts next week and school officials are expecting very low scores.

The effect the results could have on teachers, students and districts is unclear.  

Jen Goellnitz

The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. You'll be asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes on one or more days and report your sightings online. Anyone can take part, from beginning bird watchers to experts!

Do you feed your dog canned dog food? Do you ever think that perhaps your dog deserves better fare than that? I have just the book for you. Judith Jones has known and loved many dogs over the course of her long life. Her current dog, Mabon, gets the same food for his dinner that Jones has prepared for herself. In her book "Love Me, Feed Me - Sharing With Your Dog the Everyday Good Food You Cook and Enjoy" the author explains how she came to the point of deciding that Mabon deserved better dinners than canned dog food.

The state’s tax commissioner took some heat from lawmakers looking over the budget. Lawmakers say they’re hearing complaints from some tax refund filers who are being required to take an identity quiz. 

During questioning before the House Finance Committee, tax commissioner Joe Testa says the state spent $6 million to stop thousands of fake income tax refund requests filed in many states by people who are stealing massive amounts of social security numbers. 

Greene County Black Lives Matters and members from the Ohio Student Association were at the Federal Courthouse Thursday.
Steve Bognar / WYSO

Dozens of protesters braved single digit wind chill temperatures at the federal courthouse in Dayton Thursday afternoon to deliver letters to the U.S. attorney’s office about the case of John Crawford III.

 

Members from the group Greene County Black Lives Matter, which organized the demonstration, joined others to personally give US Attorney Carter M. Stewart letters written by citizens seeking justice in Crawford’s civil rights case.

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