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9:44 am
Tue February 1, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: February 1 - 7, 2011

Broccoli seeding
Flickr Creative Commons user Chiot's Run

Poor Will’s Almanack for the second week of late winter, the tenth week of the natural year

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Commentary
12:28 pm
Mon January 31, 2011

Snow Day

Flickr Creative Commons user craig.daniels

I am a survivor. My two kids have been out of school for snow days almost as much as they've been in school this winter. One stretch was a week and a half, tacked onto a two week winter break. Twenty days of education-free togetherness. "What do you DO with them??" my friend Mary asked. I thought for a minute. "Well, they're building two snow forts. And they've figured out how to ride a small sled like a snowboard, and they go wobbling down the hill standing up and pitch forward on their faces. They call it snurfing. Then, they come inside and play with the Wii.

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Books
11:22 am
Mon January 31, 2011

Book Nook: House Divided, by Raul Ramos y Sanchez

This second novel in a futuristic trilogy imagines an America where immigration reform has taken a dangerous turn. In "House Divided" the Latino residents of America have been confined to quarantine zones and a civil war is being waged between the US military and some underground guerilla groups who are fighting on behalf of various constituencies within the Latino community.

In this interview the author discussed how he imagined this disturbing scenario and how he has made the transition from advertising executive to novelist.

Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon January 31, 2011

WYSO Weekend: January 30, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 30, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney talks with Pastor Mike Slaughter with Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City about their efforts in Sudan.

-A Miami Valley StoryCorps Interview between Alyce Jenkins & Dorothy Scott

-A commentary from Julie Zickefoose about Snow Days

Arts & Culture
6:59 pm
Sat January 29, 2011

Conrad's Corner: January 29, 2011

Conrad Balliet reads Janeal Ravndal's "Nursing Home Ark."

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