WYSO Weekend: September 15, 2013

Sep 16, 2013

In this edition of WYSO Weekend, first, our news wrap: The federal health care marketplace is set to open Oct. 1, and Ohio organizations are scrambling to prepare. WYSO’s Lewis Wallace Reports.

Lawmakers, including Congressman Mike Turner on Capital Hill Wednesday heard testimony surrounding the Treasury Department’s role in the loss of pensions for Delphi salaried employees, shedding new light on how the decisions were made.

The Ohio EPA official who recently resigned is serving the last day of his tenure Friday. George Elmaraghy sent a letter in August telling employees the Kasich administration wanted him gone due to pressure from the coal industry. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow has been following the story and spoke to Emily McCord for PoliticsOhio.

The Dayton Perfoming Arts Alliance will hold their Season Opening Spectacular next weekend at the Schuster Center. To find out more about the event and how the organization is doing a year after the merger, I spoke with Artistic Director, Tom Bankston. 

Credit Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

If you’re in or near downtown Dayton over the next week around lunch time, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance says don’t eat lunch at your desk; not while they’re serving up quality entertainment for brown-baggers in noontime hour on Courthouse Square.  To tell us briefly about DPAA on the Square, communications director Chuck Duritsch.

Earlier this year, Dayton-based band Puzzle of Light partnered with a variety of local musicians in Playing for Change Dayton, which created a collaborative music video called Where There Is Love.

Puzzle of Light will perform with some of the Playing for Change Dayton musicians on September 21st at Gilly's in downtown Dayton. The concert is one of many local activities celebrating the International Day of Peace. Puzzle of Light, along with Fred Arment of the Dayton-based International Cities of Peace organization visited the WYSO Studios and spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about the celebration. 

SOCHE Talks is a collaboration with the southwest Ohio council for higher education. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.  John Burke is the Library Director at Miami University’s regional campus in Middletown.  Today he talks about embedded librarianship - a service that installs librarians into leaning management systems, who can then work with students.  Here’s a excerpt from that presentation.