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There may have been occasional disagreements between Ohio’s Republican-dominated House and Senate and Republican Gov. John Kasich, but he’d issued more than a hundred vetoes in his seven years in office without one being overturned. Yesterday, that changed dramatically.

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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Stivers School for the Arts graduate Jacquelyn Adkins about life as a student athlete with an eating disorder.

Jacquelyn Adkins is a graduate of 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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July marks nearly three decades since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, making it the nation's first comprehensive civil rights legislation designed to protect people with physical and cognitive disabilities.

All this month, WYSO is bringing you stories of Ohioans living with disabilities. It’s a series we’re calling Just Ask: Talking About Disability.

Dayton CareSource Employees Rally To Protect Medicaid

Jul 5, 2017
More than a hundred Caresource employees loaded onto buses Wednesday morning to attend a rally at the statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion.
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About 130 CareSource employees loaded onto buses Wednesday morning to attend a rally at the statehouse in support of Medicaid expansion. Gov. John Kasich’s budget signed Friday included a veto on a plan to freeze Medicaid expansion next year. Some state lawmakers are threatening to override the governor’s veto in ongoing budget negotiations this week.

   

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A new bill in the Statehouse would change the requirements for teenagers to get their drivers' licenses — just as another law takes effect changing drivers' education requirements for adults.

H.B. 293 would double the time drivers under 18 would be required to have a temporary permit — from six months to twelve months. That means young drivers would have to wait a year until they could get a full license.

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Police K-9 units around the country have had to switch gears when it comes to using drug-sniffing dogs. That’s because powerful, synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanyl are proving harmful to police officers and police dogs alike.

Dave Wallen constructs wooden frames for the guns that will launch Dayton's fireworks display on July 3rd
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WYSO Curious is our occasional series where you ask questions, and our reporters answer them online and on air. Listener Aaron Hill wanted to know more about how local communities get the fireworks for their Fourth of July celebrations. WYSO Curious producer Liam Niemeyer takes us behind the scenes of Dayton’s “Lights in Flight” fireworks show.

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

The International Prize in Statistics was established to bring recognition to the leading lights of the profession and also to bring recognition to the profession as a whole. In this Stats and Stories short, John Bailer, Chair of the Department of Statistics at Miami University, and Steve Siff, Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film speak with Professor Susan Ellenberg from the University of Pennsylvania. She was the Chair of the International Prize in Statistics Foundation, that will be awarded at the next World Statistics Congress in Marrakech, Morocco in July, 2017.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Today we’ll look at small town police departments and the funding challenges they face. You’ll meet WYSO’s freshman music host - 3J the DJ will join us to talk about his new show on Tuesday nights. We've got an incredible Dayton Youth Radio for you today, and later in the program Bill Felker brings us Poor Will’s Almanack. See the details below.

 

Gov. John Kasich has until midnight Friday to sign the $65 billion state budget that would not only fill a revenue shortfall, but also make some major policy changes.

On this episode of PoliticsOhio, Statehouse News Bureau correspondent Andy Chow details what's in the budget proposal.

 

And he tells WYSO's Jerry Kenney there’s at least one item in the budget that could set the stage for a veto fight.

 

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