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Music
2:14 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

2 Nights of Songwriters' Solstice To Benefit The FoodBank

28 local songwriters will gather at Ghostlight Coffee this weekend for the first-ever Songwriters' Solstice benefiting the Dayton FoodBank.  The event is the brainchild of local songwriter Kevin Milner and incorporates songwriters of a variety of ages and musical backgrounds.  Several musicians slated to play the event visited the WYSO studios ahead for a preview performance on Kaleidoscope.

Songwriter's Solstice is December 20 & 21 at Ghostlight Coffee.

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Politics
7:04 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Kasich Recruits Wexner to Help Fix State’s ‘Image’

The state’s top Republican leaders say Ohio is taking great strides to improve its business climate but the rest of the country may be having a problem receiving that message.  Governor John Kasich says Ohio has an image problem.

“Because sometimes, when people live in California, I don’t want the spouse getting worked up that they might be moving to somewhere in Ohio because they don’t have an ocean,” says Kasich.

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Politics
6:35 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Ohio Elections Chief Says Non-Citizens Voted In 2012

Ohio’s chief elections officer is asking prosecutors around the state to investigate 17 people who voted in Ohio during the 2012 election. Secretary of State Jon Husted says those voters were not legal U-S citizens.

"There were 17 non-citizens who voted in the 2012 general elections and 274 non-citizens that are registered to vote but did not cast a ballot."

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The Economy & Business
6:31 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Want A Drone? WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks Regulations With Maurice McDonald

A quadcopter ready for flight at SelectTech Geospatial in Springfield.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Right now, if you can spare the cash, you can buy your own drone—or unmanned aerial vehicle, as the industry likes to call them. You can buy local, too, because the Dayton area is trying to shape itself as a hub for the growing commercial drone industry. In a couple years local companies would like to be using them for agricultural purposes, emergency response, entertainment, even surveillance.

"The FAA really needs to address the procedures and policies associated with flying these systems," says Maurice McDonald at the Dayton Development Coalition.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Conrad's Corner: December 18, 2013

Conrad Balliet reads Eric Blanchard's poem, "No Longer."

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