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9:35 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: December 13 - 19, 2011

Bulldog Puppy
Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user w1ld0n3

Poor Will's Almanack for the Second Week of Early Winter.

Several years ago, I took our two bulldogs out for a walk in the woods. It had snowed a few more inches over night, for a total of several feet in some places, and we were the first to navigate the path.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Conrad's Corner: December 12, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Ron Knipfer's poem, "In Love With Snowballs"

Politics
4:23 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Documents Show Boehner Had Role In Redistricting

Public documents obtained by Ohio voter advocates show a key representative of U.S. House Speaker John Boehner was central in drawing the state's disputed congressional map.

Records released today by the Ohio Campaign for Accountable Redistricting show Tom Whatman, executive director of Team Boehner, participated in the process with legislative leaders, mapmaking consultants and the National Republican Congressional Committee. The correspondence includes a pledge by GOP Senate President Tom Niehaus  to deliver "a map that Speaker Boehner fully supports."

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon December 12, 2011

WYSO Weekend: December 11, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 11, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews of the Bryan Bucklew Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association about the latest reports out on Ohio's health. 

-Spoken Word Profiles: Latesa Slate Williamson, by Community Voices producer Caressa Brown

-Niki Dakota talks about the CD of the Month for December: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

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Education
10:05 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Ohio Teachers Worried About Proposed Rating System

A state report shows Ohio teachers aren't particularly happy with the current way they are evaluated, but
they are worried about a new system that will take effect after next year.

The Columbus Dispatch obtained a copy of the report through a records request. It is due out Monday.

Each of Ohio's 614 school districts must adopt new evaluations that count student performance as half of the score by the 2013-14 school year. Individual districts can come up with their own plans.

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