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Universities across the Miami Valley could feel the impact of President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on immigration and refugees. The president’s new order signed Monday temporarily suspends the processing of visa applications from Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan, Syria, and Libya for 90 days. Iraqi citizens are not affected by the revised order. The ban also does not apply to people who already hold valid visas.

I Love Myself: A Teenager Tackles Body Image

Mar 3, 2017
Kaylynn Lorene
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This week on Dayton Youth, we have a story about body image from Ponitz Career Technology Center student Kaylynn Lorene, who says she loves her body.

Kaylynn Lorene is a senior at Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

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

Nuvasive officials say the more than $45 million 180,000-square-foot, all-digital West Carrollton facility will generate at least 200 new jobs for the company, which also has operations in Fairborn.
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At medical device maker NuVasive’s new West Carrollton facility, workers in safety glasses stand at rows of off-white machines that look kind of like giant baby incubators. The atmosphere is bright, airy and clean.

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Voting rights’ advocates are holding an informational workshop this weekend to update Miami Valley residents about Congressional redistricting-reform efforts. Organizers says the event is about raising awareness. A previous measure to reform Ohio’s redistricting process has stalled in Columbus.

 

Organizers from the Dayton group Interfaith for Change Wednesday said fears are escalating among many people, particularly minorities, in the Miami Valley after recent anti-semitic and racist incidents across the country.
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Muslim, Jewish and Protestant faith leaders are calling for unity in the face of what they say is inflammatory rhetoric from President Donald Trump’s administration. Organizers from the Dayton group Interfaith for Change Wednesday say fears are escalating among many people, particularly minorities, in the Miami Valley after recent anti-Semitic and racist incidents across the country.

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President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9:00 PM Eastern Time. The address comes a day after Trump gave an outline of his budget plan for Congress, which would increase defense spending and make cuts to domestic programs. Following tradition, House Speaker Paul Ryan invited the president to make the speech to lay out his agenda in the early days of his new administration.

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Community leaders are set to form a Justice Committee in response to controversies at the Montgomery County Jail.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced the group’s formation Monday, after meeting with Sheriff Phil Plummer, Montgomery County Commissioner Dan Foley, and State senator Peggy Lehner.  The news comes after the Montgomery County Commission asked the Justice Department to investigate alleged civil rights abuses at the Montgomery County Jail.

New DPS Virtual E-School Aimed At High-Risk Students

Feb 27, 2017
The Ohio Supreme Court is considering the role of the school bus driver for student safety.
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Beginning this spring, Dayton Public high school students will be able to complete their studies online. The new Dayton Innovation Virtual Academy e-school is aimed at students who have already dropped out of school, or are at-risk of dropping out. DPS officials this week began a series of meetings to educate parents about the program and explain how to enroll their children.

DPS officials say 150 former students have so far been contacted, in hopes of encouraging them to return to the district.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program - commentary from Bob Brecha of the University of Dayton. Bill Felker has this week’s Poor Will’s Almanack and Dennis Grant with United Rehabilitation Services talks about a major expansion underway at their facility and how they’re helping more people than ever with disabilities. See full program details below.

 

Travis Grile
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have the final segment of a three part series where Miami Valley teenagers talk about race. Travis Grile, a student at Centerville High School, reflects on his relationship with the police as the son of an officer.

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