WYSO Weekend: June 15, 2014

Jun 16, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

  • A federal judge has ordered Ohio to reinstate early in-person voting the three days before Election Day. Earlier this year, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted had directed the 88 county boards of elections to hold uniform voting hours -- and they did not include the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before November’s gubernatorial election. Democrats challenged that, saying it disproportionately affects their voters, who dominate early-in person voting on those days. In a speech in Akron last week, Husted said his only concern has been uniformity. He said he’ll follow the decision of U.S. District Judge Peter Economus, which gives Ohio the voting uniformity it needs. Ohio Democrats praised the decision.
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is working with local governments, organizations, and businesses to collaborate—in an effort to cut costs .  This week they has announced a number of new partnerships.
  • A case that tests how cities can use automated cameras to catch and fine those who speed and run red lights went before the Ohio Supreme Court today. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler explains the arguments.
  • Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee is being remembered for her devotion to the arts in her hometown of Cleveland. As WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, Dee returned to act and to teach acting many times until her death on Wednesday at age 91.
  • Last Saturday, family and friends gathered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to say good-bye to another American icon, Maya Angelou, who died last month at the age of 86. Rediscovered Radio's Jocelyn Robinson adds our remembrance today with an interview from the WYSO archives, recorded at our studio in 1975. 
    Dayton City Manager, Tim Riordan.
    Credit Credit City of Dayton Website: Jim Witmer/Dayton Daily News
  • Ohio is emerging as a global center of research in a branch of physics that’s stymied scientists for decades. It’s called Terahertz radiation, a band of light waves with potential uses that range from detecting cancer to uncovering art forgeries. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports on a Cleveland company’s breakthrough in one of technology’s final frontiers.
  • Therre’s a lot going on in the city of Dayton—a lot of economic decvelopment efforts taking place, a push to bring more people into the city to live work, or just play.  On Today’s WW, we speak with Dayton City Manager Tim Riordan about all this.