Dear Mr. President: I Stopped Seeing Medicaid Patients

Mar 28, 2017
Dr. Chuck Smith
Courtesy Dr. Chuck Smith

Dear Mr. President,

Dear Mr. President: Let's Build Bridges Of Understanding

Mar 28, 2017

Dear Mr. President,

My name is Dr. Karen M.R. Townsend and I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to you.

The God I serve loves ALL. I am a CHRISTIAN. And my savior--Jesus Christ--was a JEWISH carpenter. While I often have to "remember" to pray ONCE a day, many of my MUSLIM brothers and sisters pray FIVE times a day.

While the state of IMMIGRATION in our country is a top story on the news, unless YOU are a NATIVE AMERICAN, then YOU TOO are an IMMIGRANT.

Dear Mr. President, 

As a retired 73-year-old female supporting myself on a very modest income, possibly my opinion doesn’t count for much. But like most, I have definite feelings about the current political situation in our beloved country.

I am conservative and Christian (not popular, I understand) and am aware that the news and entertainment industries are most definitely NOT sympathetic with my views. However, nothing could have prepared me for the negative response to this election outcome.

Levitt Pavilion Dayton
Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Here's a look at the Levitt Pavilion's proposed design, released Tuesday by the nonprofit Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton group. The pavilion and free music venue is planned for Dave Hall Plaza in downtown Dayton. Construction is expected to begin later this summer, with an opening in the summer of 2018. 

View of Cincinnati from the mouth of the Licking River. Economist Richard Stock says more and more people are taking the trip down I-75 for work.
Robert S. Donovan / Flickr/Creative Commons

The U.S. attorney general's latest warning that so-called sanctuary cities could lose federal funding has raised more questions about whether Cincinnati might be in jeopardy of losing grants after adopting that legally ambiguous label.

Some sanctuary cities block cooperation between city police and federal immigration authorities.

Ohio House Democrats Respond To Trump Administration Threat On Sanctuary Cities

Mar 28, 2017
Statehouse News Bureau

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued an ultimatum to so-called sanctuary cities and states: either work with federal immigration enforcement or lose grant funding. But House Democrats aren’t budging.

Several cities have said they will not dedicate local law enforcement resources to carry out immigration laws for federal agencies, that includes Columbus and Cincinnati.

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In his 1989 classic, The End of Nature, ecologist Bill McKibben talks about people’s expectations that spring will come the way it always has come. There may, of course, be cold springs and warm springs, wet springs and dry springs, but what if  our deeper expectations are unmet? What if spring is so cold or so warm that it becomes a different season altogether? And what happens, McKibben asks, if our certainty about the predictable sequence of nature falters?   

Dr. Tanisha Richmond at her office in Dayton.
WYSO/Jess Mador

For the last few months WYSO has been collecting your audio letters for our Dear Mr. President project.

Dear Mr. President asks what you want to say about your community, and what you want President Donald Trump to know about the Miami Valley.

Wright State University
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Some Miami Valley colleges and universities are reporting a significant drop in international-student applications this year. The decline is part of a trend reflected in a recent Institute of International Education survey, which found nearly 40 percent of schools across the United States are experiencing similar declines.  

Update 12:05 p.m.:

Cincinnati Police say one person is dead and 15 wounded from a shooting inside a nightclub early Sunday morning.
Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooting at the Cameo nightclub at 4601 Kellogg was the result of a conflict that started earlier in the day.