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Environment
8:18 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Experts: beetle likely to kill most Ohio ash trees

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SOUTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) - Experts say that the invasive Emerald Ash Borer will likely kill off most of Ohio's ash trees in the coming years.

Authorities tell The Vindicator newspaper that the ash tree will likely go the way of Ohio's elm trees, most of which wiped out by Dutch Elm Disease in the 1960s and '70s.

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Environment
8:13 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Pa. gas drilling waste pumped under Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Millions of gallons of drilling waste have been injected underground in Ohio, leading some to worry about possible ties to earthquakes.

The drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing uses chemically-laced water to free oil and gas from underground shale formations. Ohio has 181 wells to inject waste fluid underground.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that nearly 50 percent of the drilling waste comes from Pennsylvania, which last year banned shipment of the liquid to state water treatment plants.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon October 3, 2011

Radio Rounds: The Ways We Live and Die

This episode features Dr. David Casarett, a palliative care physician at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life. Dr. Casarett discusses caring for patients facing their final days of life -- and the choices he has seen them make for their "last acts."

Arts & Culture
10:43 am
Sun October 2, 2011

Conrad's Corner: An Interview with Marian Schwilk-Thomas

Dayton-native Marian Schwilk-Thomas began attending classes at Wright State University after her husband's death.  It was there she attended one of Dr. Gary Pacernick's poetry classes where she realized that she had to work at poetry.  Schwilk-Thomas has since published a book of poetry, The Boat of What I Know.

Here Marian Schwilk-Thomas talks with Conrad Balliet about her writing journey and shares several poems.

Music
10:35 am
Sun October 2, 2011

Jennifer Knapp's Journey Back to Music

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In 2003, Jennifer Knapp left her career as a successful Christian artist and didn't perform for 7 years.  Now Knapp has rekindled her music career identifying herself as a gay person of faith.  She has released a folk album called "Letting Go," and she'll perform in Dayton next weekend.  WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Knapp about her return to music.

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