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Herbert Martin reads his poem, "0-100."

April Laissle

Rhonda Corr has been named the new superintendent of Dayton Public Schools.

Corr previously worked as an area superintendent in Chicago and Indianapolis Public Schools. She began her career as a Spanish teacher in Cleveland.

“Look at the data: our kids are not learning," said Corr in last week's public forum with DPS parents. "I am here because I have done the work in Chicago. I walked into Chicago and we turned around the schools quickly”

If you want to learn about the U.S. Park Police Aviation and how they rescued the Air Florida plane that crashed into the Potomac River then tonight at 7:00 pm in The Engineers Club of Dayton is a presentation all about this.

Zombie High School Episode 6: Unschooled

Jun 17, 2016

Zombie High School is a serial radio drama produced by Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse in partnership with WYSO which chronicles a ragtag group of teenagers who are thrown together by fate when their town (the world?) is overtaken by a fast-moving zombie apocalypse while they are in after-school detention.

Jerry Kenney

This week on Excurions with Niki Dakota, Krista Magaw and Anna Carlson with the Tecumseh Land Trust stopped into the studio to talk about a Shop Local/Eat Local Workshop they're holding on Saturday, June 18, 2016.  Check out the interview and details below.
 

Details provided by Tecumseh Land Trust. (WYSO is not responsible for this content)

The Shop Local/Eat Local Workshop will be held from 10:00am to noon at their office located at 4633 US RT 68, Yellow Springs.

Fighting Crime & Addiction with Art: Community Murals in the Miami Valley

Jun 16, 2016
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

James Pate designed the mural that's going up on the side of the Wesley Community Center in Westwood, and he's got a team of teenagers painting it.

The mural is part of a program called HAALO. It's a partnership between the K12 Gallery and the Montgomery County Juvenile Courts, and it gives kids who are caught up in the court system a chance to express themselves.

Vasio is one of these teenagers.

Community Calendar Spotlight on Garby Big Woods Reverse's Archery Range

Jun 16, 2016
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Around the corner from my house there’s an archery club that holds local and state tournaments. Whenever I drive by during one of their events I think, “man, that looks like fun”.
 

Last weekend they hosted the Ohio Society of Traditional Archers and I came home a spent about an hour researching the differences between a long bow and a self-bow. Basically both are primitive style bows that measure roughly the height of the archer, but self-bows are made from a single piece of wood with no other backing or laminates.

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In recent years the city of Dayton has ranked among the top 5 hungriest cities in the U.S. and local groups are trying to combat the problem. On Thursday, one area church is participating in an annual food distribution program that takes place in various cities around the country.

 

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Girl Alone."

Last night’s race in the District of Columbia marked the end of primary season in the U.S. But the nomination process is far from over. Next month, the Republican and Democratic parties will host their national conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia respectively. WYSO’s April Laissle sat down with Dr. Lee Hannah, a professor of political science at Wright State University, to discuss intricacies of the Democratic nominating system, and how this year’s convention could be radically different.

 

 

 

 

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