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7:17 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Poll numbers on SB5 shift slightly

     TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A new poll suggests that about half of all Ohioans want the new collective bargaining law repealed while a little over a third want to keep it.

Ohio voters will decide in November whether to keep the law that bans public employees from striking and restricts collective bargaining abilities for public workers.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows that 51 percent of Ohio voters say the law should be repealed while 38 percent favor keeping it in place. 

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Politics
4:39 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Voter Groups Say Ohio's Legislative Map Favors Republicans

Voter advocacy groups, including the League of Women Voters, have told a state panel that Republican-drawn boundaries for state legislative districts would further solidify the party's grip on the Ohio Legislature for years to come.  

The groups testified Monday at a hearing of the Ohio Apportionment Board. The panel is charged with redrawing Ohio's legislative districts every 10 years to reflect changes in population after each census.

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Music
3:05 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Blues Views - Reviews of New Releases from Blues Artists by Shakin’ Dave

Blues Views is a new occasional feature on wyso.org with reviews of new releases from blues artists written by our own Shakin' Dave Hussong.  Hear Shakin' Dave host Hall of Fame Blues on Monday night, 8-11pm.

Artist: Quinn Sullivan
Release: Cyclone, Audio CD and MP3 Download, Oarfin Records, 2011.

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Arts & Culture
1:21 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Dayton Literary Peace Prizes Awarded

This year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners have been announced. There were more than 70 nominees for the prizes this year. From member station WYSO in Yellow Springs, Jerry Kenney reports on who got the top spots.

Topping this year’s fiction category is Chang-rae Lee, chosen for his Novel "The Surrendered." Wilbert Rideau picked up the non-fiction prize for his prison memoir - "In the Place of Justice."  Co-founder and Director of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Sharon Rab says choosing Rideau may seem like an unusual pick.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Mon September 26, 2011

WYSO Weekend: September 25, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 25, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews John Snotty, a former serviceman now employed as a civilian at Wright Patterson Air-Force Base  about the end of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

-Jerry interviews Deborah Schultz, founder of Middfest International in Middletown about this year's event.

-An except of Juliet Fromholt's interview with local band Magic Jackson from Kaleidsoscope

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