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Arts & Culture
2:38 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Lewis Wallace Talks To WBEZ Chicago's Curious City About The Growing Curious Family

Are you curious about the Miami Valley, its history, people or economy? Is there a place, a person or a story that mystifies or intrigues you? Do you like to ask questions? WYSO Curious is an occasional series that lets you ask questions for WYSO reporters to answer. 

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Around the Miami Valley
1:45 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

WYSO Weekend: December 15, 2013

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

  • From the Columbine shootings more than a decade ago to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, last year, schools around the country have assessed and reassessed their safety procedures.  And many have enhanced their safety plans with a mix of training and technology. 
  • Ohio’s newest racino opened Thursday.  The new gaming facility in Turtlecreek Township is expected to be a boon to the local economy.

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History Talk from Origins
10:31 am
Sun December 15, 2013

The Syrian Civil War: Alawites, Women's Rights, and the Arab Spring

Co-hosts Leticia Wiggins and Patrick Potyondy interviewed guests Ayse Baltacioglu-Brammer and Patrick Scharfe on the the civil war in Syria, which continues to dominate headlines across the globe.

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Commentary
10:20 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Remembering Pearl Harbor

The sunken Battleship Arizona
Dan Patterson Collection

History is broken down into the moments we remember about our own lives, like weddings and birthdays and graduations, and then there are days when we pause to remember together, as a nation, an event that affected us all.

Pearl Harbor Day, just passed, when Japanese pilots attacked American navy ships north of Honolulu, is one of those, even though it's now more than 7 decades passed. Commentator Dan Patterson finds himself finds himself turning it over and over in his mind.

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Education
12:28 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Local Schools Increase Safety Measures After Sandy Hook

Last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut prompted schools around the country to assess their safety procedures.  School districts are enhancing their safety plans with a mix of training and technology. 

To date, roughly 2300 schools in the state have applied for grants to improve safety this year, according to the Ohio School Facilities Commission.  One of those is Mad River Local Schools.

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