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Commentary
6:15 am
Fri April 18, 2014

An Airplane Off the Shelf

An advertisement for the 1949 Ercoupe.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Ever since the Wright brothers began selling airplanes, there’s always been a mystique about the airplane owner. Not everyone can or will buy one. Seventy years ago, one man tried to make buying an airplane as easy as buying a shirt.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Conrad's Corner: April 17, 2014

Conrad Balliet reads Myrna Stone's poem, "How Else to Love the World"

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Music
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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