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Economy
4:41 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Governor, Economists View Jobless Numbers Through Different Lens

Gov. John Kasich says Ohio is seeing a record drop in the numbers of people who are unemployed. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports one economist is saying the story behind those numbers isn’t anything to celebrate.

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Film
3:11 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Concept Media

When musician Shawn Burkett became a father, he wanted to stay closer to home.  So he turned to another artistic pursuit: filmmaking.  Along with his friend and collaborator, Ryan Stacy, Burkett formed Concept Media, and the company released its first film, Midsummer Nightmares earlier in 2011. 

Here Burkett and Concept Media actress Ayse Howard discuss their start in film and the new projects they'll be working on in 2012.

Music
12:42 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Emma Woodruff and Kyleen Downes

Kyleen Downes and Emma Woodruff

Emma Woodruff and Kyleen Downes began performing together as part of a cover band called The UnderCovered.  Now collaborating on original material, they plan to release an album in 2012 and embark on a regional tour.  Here they perform live in the WYSO studios and talk about their music with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt.

Emma Woodruff and Kyleen Downes will perform Friday, December 30 at the Spirited Goat coffeehouse in Yellow Springs. 

Books
11:50 am
Thu December 29, 2011

Book Nook: Catherine the Great - Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie Part 1

Catherine the Great was the legendary last empress of Russia. Nobody imagined that she could rise from up from such humble origins as a princess from an obscure German principality to become the ruler of the largest country in the world of that time. Catherine's reign during the late 18th Century provides readers with a fascinating story.

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Around the Miami Valley
8:04 am
Thu December 29, 2011

Dayton International Airport Seeks $4.4Million for Upgrades

One of Ohio's larger airports is seeking $4.4 million in extra federal funding to help create more room for airlines to park their planes overnight.

Dayton International Airport also wants to tear down a concourse it hasn't used for almost 20 years.

The Dayton Daily News reports the upgrades would be paid for with the additional federal money, plus the airport's $2.7 million in regular annual support from the Federal Aviation Administration. The city of Dayton would chip in $375,000 from the airport's capital reserve fund.

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