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Miami Valley StoryCorps
8:00 am
Wed December 22, 2010

Carol Roberts & Jennifer Muhlencamp

“My grandmother had a clock that chimed the hours and it kept me awake, and then I could hear them talking and it was like duh duh duh duh now you know the truth.”

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Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Tue December 21, 2010

Conrad's Corner: December 21, 2010

Conrad Balliet reads Terry Hermsen's poem, "Solstice."

Nature
9:09 am
Tue December 21, 2010

Poor Will's Almanack: December 21 – 27, 2010

Flickr Creative Commons user Lucinda M

Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of early winter, the fourth week of the natural year

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Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Mon December 20, 2010

Conrad's Corner: December 20, 2010

Julie Moore reads her poem, "Liquid."

Books
11:10 am
Mon December 20, 2010

Book Nook: Euphemania - Our Love Affair with Euphemisms, Ralph Keyes (Part 1)

Euphemistic language is a staple of polite conversation. We use euphemisms to dance around delicate subjects. We say someone has "passed away" when we don't wish to say that they have died. We refer to the "restroom" when we don't want to say that we are headed off to the toilet. The term "friendly fire" is a military euphemism for the unfortunate occasions when soldiers have killed their fellow soldiers by mistake.

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