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Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Stivers School for the Arts student Kayleigh Morris about the true meaning of friendship.

Kayleigh Morris is a student at Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: http://www.stivers.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

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Today on Rediscovered Radio, we return to the spring of 1969, a year after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.  At that time, many Americans believed that Dr. King’s dream of equality for African Americans had died with him.
 
That spring, the Community Lecture series at Antioch College brought activist Clifton DeBerry to campus.  Producer Jocelyn Robinson has this story about DeBerry’s message to the students – about what he called the shift from civil rights to Black liberation.

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Death-certificate data analyzed by Montgomery County epidemiologists show African Americans experience significantly higher rates of infant mortality than whites, regardless of income and education levels.

The public is invited to learn more about the risk factors for infant mortality Wednesday at a free community health forum, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., on the Central State University Dayton Campus. 

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for a Butler County woman to be deported to Mexico.

More than 200 people crowded into a town hall meeting with Republican 8th district Congressman Warren Davidson Tuesday night in Troy.
Dan Gummel

A raucous mix of more than 200 Trump supporters and opponents crowded into a town hall meeting with Republican 8th district Congressman Warren Davidson Tuesday night in Troy. The event was hosted by Tea Party organization Miami County Liberty.

Davidson is a member of the conservative and libertarian House Freedom Caucus and was elected to fill the seat of Former House Speaker John Boehner last year.

The event was one of many similar town halls planned around the country Tuesday as Congress begins a two-week recess this week.

A Butler County woman scheduled for deportation remains in the U.S. as of Tuesday afternoon.

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WYSO/Jess Mador

A recent report found the state of Ohio ranks near the bottom nationwide when it comes to the number of unsafe bridge

In Montgomery County, dozens of bridges are classified as structurally deficient and, transportation advocates say, federal and state funding used to repair and replace aging bridges just isn’t keeping up with growing demand.

The funding gap is complicating daily transportation for people who rely on deteriorating bridges across the Miami Valley.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Here's the lineup for today's program.

The Flanagen high school color guard regroups after practicing  their space-age themed entry in in the 2017 finals. The team includes Captain Natalie Santana (far left, front) and Adyn Register (third from left, back).
Jerry Kenney

The first round of the annual Winter Guard International Sport of the Arts World Championships is now underway. The indoor competition includes color guard, percussion, and marching bands. The event brings thousands of young people from all over the world to Dayton, every year.

 

 

During a practice session this week at the Payne Recreational Center in Moraine, thirty or more high schoolers from Flanagan High School in Pemberpines, Florida begin a run through of the routine they hope will get them to the finals.

Members of Dayton Inspires and the University of Dayton's service fraternity, Gamma Epsilon Lambda, joined Niki Dakota live in the WYSO studio to talk about the upcoming neighborhood clean-up, happening in the Wright-Dunbar community in West Dayton. 

Dayton Inspire's and GEL's Dayton Clean-Up is Saturday, April 8th beginning at 9:30am at the Mount Enon Baptist Church on East Third Street.  The next public clean-up will be in May. 

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