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5:03 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Nathan Veshecco on the Evolution of Blushing Tree

Songwriter Nathan Veshecco designed his new project, Blushing Tree, around the idea of a rotating lineup that would allow him to play solo or with other musicians while branching out from being a strictly acoustic performer. Veshecco visited the WYSO studios to perform live and spoke about the origins of Blushing Tree and how the project has changed his songwriting. 

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Defense Industry
4:31 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Pentagon Issues New Sequestration Warnings: $1 Trillion In Cuts By 2021

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel with soldiers at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, N.C. in 2013. Hagel is pushing for a trimmer military budget, but speaking out against sequestration-level caps.
Credit Glenn Fawcett / Department of Defense/Flickr

A report released by the Pentagon this week warns of the consequences of continuing to fund the military at sequestration levels. The across-the-board spending caps have been relieved by a budget deal in Congress, but the Pentagon is saying that by 2021, the Department of Defense will have spent $1 trillion less than it had planned, making cuts in almost all areas including acquisition, research and personnel.

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Music
3:45 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Parlour Tricks Release Hotdoggin'

After some changes in the rhythm section, Parlour Tricks has been spending time getting its new lineup solidified as well as putting the finishing touches on a new EP, Hotdoggin'.  Chris Wright returned to the WYSO studios to talk about the evolution of Parlour Tricks and prepping the EP for release.

Parlour Tricks will celebrate the release of Hotdoggin' on April 19th at Blind Bob's in downtown Dayton.  They'll be joined onstage by Lab Partners (also releasing an album that night) and Good English.

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Books
2:15 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Roosevelt Reads: April 2014

Roosevelt Reads is a monthly column in Antioch College's online publication, The Independent

There are some things you have to look away from if you are going to make it through the day and stay sane. The human population explosion and the extinction crisis among other species is such a topic for me, although I have not stopped reading about it. I recently finished Stephen Meyer’s The End of the Wild and Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. But I am not ready to write about it.

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Defense Industry
7:15 am
Thu April 17, 2014

As Defense Budget Shrinks, Local Contracting Not All Doom And Gloom

Employees of General Atomics Aeronautical, the manufacturer of Predator and Reaper drones, talk in the company's new Beavercreek office.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Thursday is the second day of meetings at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base for small businesses in the defense industry. The event is part of an effort on the part of the Air Force to work more with small contractors; base officials say it helps them stay efficient as the government cuts defense budgets.

Those cuts have been bad news for local industry, which provides the Air Force with everything from computer systems to research to airplane parts—but not all contractors are feeling the same pain.

Large contractors cash in

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