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On February 25th at Memorial Hall, Dayton History will host Fight Night, an evening of boxing. Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, and other boxing legends have battled it out inside the hall and this event keeps that tradition alive. To get the details WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Jeff Brown, founder of the Brown Institute of Martial Arts, in Centerville who’s been training the athletes for their fights.

Here's the press release with more details from Dayton History:

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A federal appeals court is hearing arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again.

State attorneys say they've provided plenty of evidence to show that the contested first drug in Ohio's three-drug method will put inmates into a deep state of unconsciousness.

The state also argues that the U.S. Supreme Court last year upheld the use of that drug, midazolam, in a case out of Oklahoma.

Lawyers for death row inmates are challenging the effectiveness of midazolam.

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My home is my observatory. Near winter solstice, the sun comes up just on the other side of the Danielsons’ house  across the street (as far south as it ever rises) and it shines in to the north wall of my home office, lies across the bed in the green bedroom.

Conrad Balliet reads Jane Kretschman's poem, "High School Poetry Class"

Attorneys for the National Aviation Hall of Fame Friday sent an open letter to Republican 10th District Congressman Mike Turner regarding Turner's investigation into the organization's operations.

“Free To Ride” documentary Kirwan institute Ohio State
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The long-running feud between Greater Dayton RTA and the city of Beavercreek over public-transportation access is the subject of a new feature-length documentary film currently being shown in Washington, D.C. The film, called “Free To Ride,” premiered Friday at the D.C. Independent Film Festival and comes to Ohio State University on March 1.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On this week's program - Dayton Youth Radio, the scoop on Dayton History’s Fight Night, and this year’s YWCA Women of Influence Awards. Full details below.

 

Conrad Balliet reads David Garrison's poem, "Terre Haute."

I read a lot of crime novels and some of them are very good. Occasionally I'll read one that completely dazzles me. "The Butcher's Hook" by Janet Ellis is one of those books that made me perspire with shock and astonishment. And this is her literary debut! Amazing.

Bread Alone by Junie Morrison Ohio Players Funk Music in Dayton
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Many across our region are mourning the loss of one of Dayton’s most influential funk-music pioneers. Walter "Junie" Morrison was one of the original members of the Ohio Players. He also played keyboards with the band Funkadelic. Morrison’s daughter announced the 62-year-old’s death on Facebook, prompting dozens of fans, friends and family members to post their personal memories and appreciation Morrison’s huge influence on music history. Here, WYSO's Radio Basim, Behind The Groove Music host, shares his own remembrances of Morrison.

 

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