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Music
1:27 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Speaking Suns Prepare Vanishing Country For Release

Speaking Suns

Jacob Diebold and Sam Salazar of Speaking Suns took some time to come by the WYSO studios. Jacob and Sam talk about their label Great Guys Records, which was started by their bandmate Connor Stratton as well as about their (now finished) kickstarter campaign to raise money for their upcoming album, Vanishing Country. To top things off Jacob and Sam even play three songs from Vanishing Country, including the first ever performance of one of the new songs from the album.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:34 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Rocking Horse Center Names New CEO

 

Miami County Health Commissioner Chris Cook has agreed to become the new CEO of Springfield's Rocking Horse Center. The center's board of directors announced Wednesday that Cook will start his new position on April 21.

Cook is a lifelong resident of Clark County and a graduate of Kenton Ridge High School and Wright State University. He's held several key public health positions in Miami County and has served as a commissioner since 2011.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Conrad's Corner: March 19, 2014

Conrad Balliet reads Peter Caccaveri's poem, "Mind the Gap."

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Statewide News
5:17 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Kasich Releases State Capital Budget

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On Tuesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich released a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget. Included in the budget: funding for a host of community, school, park and prison projects. Quick action is expected on the budget bill put out by Kasich and state legislative leaders.

The bill directs $675 million toward primary and secondary schools and $450 million toward public colleges and universities for repairs, renovations and new buildings.

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Statewide News
7:13 am
Wed March 19, 2014

ODOT: This Winter Is 'Record Smashing'

Credit Brian Bull, WCPN

Polar vortexes, lengthy cold snaps, blasting windchills…essentially it’s been a winter wonderland turned arctic nightmare for many in Ohio, especially motorists.

ODOT spokesman Steve Faulkner says he’s been tracking his department’s efforts to keep highways and streets clear and safe since the first snow event in mid-October.  Flash-forward to late March, and what do state road crews have to show for it?

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