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Gay Marriage
8:01 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Dayton-Area Businesses Voice Support For Gay Marriage

Several Dayton-area small business owners are proclaiming their support for gay marriage in Ohio. In a press conference later this morning, the group Why Marriage Matters Ohio will present a list of businesses who have signed on, which include Fifth St. Brew Pub, Ghostlight Coffee, Borrowed Vintage, Omega Music, Sherwood Florist, Wheat Penny Oven and Bar, and C. Marie’s Photography.  

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Education
3:42 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Payne Theological Seminary, NAACP Partner To Fight HIV/AIDS

The Rev. Keron Sadler of the NAACP, was at Payne Theological Seminary recently to discuss how to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community.
Credit Payne Seminary

The NAACP and Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce have partnered to tackle the issue of HIV and AIDS in the black community. The civil rights organization says its research shows that one in sixteen black men and one in thirty-two black women will contract HIV.

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Community Voices
6:19 am
Mon July 14, 2014

A Search For Water

A water witch can use different tools for dowsing; some use branches or twigs while other prefer wires.
Credit Renee Wilde / WYSO

We notice things done by hand, they stand out. And this spring and summer we have been visiting people who work with their hands; we heard from a Thatcher and two arborists.  Today Community Voices producer Renee Wilde has another story of a person who uses their hands in an unusual way.

Do you know what a water witch is? Some say it's a myth; others don't know.  But if you guessed that a water witch is one of those sticks that you find water with, that’s pretty close. 

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Around the Miami Valley
10:00 am
Sun July 13, 2014

WYSO Weekend: July 13, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:  Information on today's annual WYSO Open House. Come out to the station anytime between 2 - 6pm!  Later in the program our very own Juliet Fromholt will give us the details on this YSO Family event!!!

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Water
10:16 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Dayton To Discuss Proposed Changes To Drinking Water Protections

Signs around the Miami Valley demarcate the boundaries of the well fields and source water protection areas.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The first of two public hearings is taking place Monday, July 14 on possible changes to Dayton’s drinking water protection program. Drinking water for more than 400,000 people in Montgomery and parts of Greene County comes from two wellfields that tap into the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, a shallow sand and gravel aquifer that is vulnerable to contamination from surface spills.

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