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2:21 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Live on Kaleidoscope: Oh Condor

This weekend Oh Condor will perform as part of Blind Bob's 3rd anniversary celebration.  On this edition of Kaleidoscope, the band performs new songs live in the WYSO studios and speaks with Juliet Fromholt about the decision to change their name from 8 Bit Revival and plans for upcoming releases and tours.

 

Arts & Culture
12:40 pm
Thu August 25, 2011

Blind Bobs Celebrates 3 Years of Music, Food and Fun

Juliet Fromholt

This weekend Blind Bobs will celebrate 3 years of business with a weekend full of music, festivities and food.  Here Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt chats with the Mendenhall family about the starting the business and growing it over the past three years and how music has been an important part of that.

Education
4:11 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

Dayton schools see grad rate dips as formula changes

Ohio public schools have seen their graduation rates drop as districts nationwide move to a new federal formula for calculating students who finish high school.

For example, Dayton public schools have a 2010 graduation rate around 59 percent under the new formula, though the state's current calculation puts the district's graduation rate above 84 percent.

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Statewide News
12:17 pm
Wed August 24, 2011

AAA forecasts dip in Ohio Labor Day travel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A survey predicts a 2 percent drop in Labor Day travel by Ohioans, compared to last year's holiday weekend.

Auto club AAA said Wednesday that the decline is anticipated because of recent uncertainty about the economy as well as rising air fares.

Gas prices are not expected to have much impact. AAA says 71 percent of people intending to travel around the holiday say the cost of gasoline won't affect their plans.

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Business & Technology
7:37 am
Wed August 24, 2011

Chrysler may invest $72 million in NW Ohio plant

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Chrysler Group LLC plans to invest $72 million in a northwest Ohio factory and says it is negotiating with state officials over incentives.

The automaker wants to modernize the Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg to produce new-generation torque converters and steering columns. The converters would be paired with new transmissions Chrysler is making in Kokomo, Ind., as part of the automaker's strategy to meet fuel economy requirements.

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