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From the WYSO Archives
6:30 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Rediscovered Radio: Historic Audio from the WYSO Archives

A 1963 demonstration in Yellow Springs over efforts to integrate a white-owned barbershop that wouldn’t serve black customers.
Credit courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

Five years ago, here at WYSO, we found a room full of old and dusty audio tapes in a moldy basement room. They contained programs going back to WYSO’s first broadcast in 1958.

With a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and help from the Greene County Public Library, we began to catalog and digitize more than 200 hours of those tapes, and today we begin to share them with you.

All this year we’ll focus on the 60s and 70s – to show how we lived and how the country was changing.

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Commentary
7:29 am
Thu February 27, 2014

The P-51 Mustang: An Allied Advantage

Prototype Mustang being flight tested at Wright Field.
Dan Patterson Archival Collection

Seventy years ago, the country was deep into World War Two, and the US was on the offensive in the air.  Commentator Dan Patterson says that the big US four engine bombers were being shot down in shocking numbers.

Think about this: on one mission, we lost sixty bombers.  That's six hundred men.  It was just too much.

The US needed a fighter plane with long pegs, one that could go all way deep into Germany and protect the bombers, essentially win the air war and provide the long sought after supremacy of the air.

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Statewide News
7:17 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Still No Agreement On Snow Days

Credit Flickr Creative Commons User Christina's Play Place

State lawmakers are hung up over how many extra calamity days to give Ohio schools this year after hazardous winter weather.

The House rejected Senate changes to a bill Wednesday, sending it to a negotiating conference committee after the two chambers failed to reach an agreement.

The Senate passed a plan to let schools take up to four additional calamity days this year, with teachers reporting on one. But first, districts must use four contingency days.

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Under Construction
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Shopping Local As A Way To Rebuild: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Catherine Crosby

Catherine Crosby heads the Dayton Human Relations Council.
Credit Dayton Human Relations Council

People in West Dayton and Trotwood, among other parts of the Dayton area, have seen scores of businesses boarded up, from banks to grocery stores to Best Buy and Target.

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The Economy & Business
6:34 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Moves Ahead With Major Revamp

Dayton Metro Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch is excited about the new library facilities to be funded by a voter-approved bond.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Dayton Metro Library system begins construction this spring on the first part of a major reorganization. The library board meets Wednesday to finalize the contract for the first of those projects, the E.C. Doren branch in Old North Dayton, and by 2017, neighborhoods all over Dayton will see smaller, older branches close or get renovated—and some big new libraries open up.

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