Mandela Brown
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This week Dayton Youth has the second story in a three part series where Miami Vally teenagers discuss race.  Mandela Brown, a student at Centerville High School, reflects on his relationship with the police as an African American teenager.

Audio Postcard: Dayton on Trump's First Month

Feb 16, 2017

We’ve heard a lot since President Donald Trump took office about how divided many people across the country are feeling. What about the mood closer to home?

Hundreds rallied in Dayton to protest President Donald Trump's executive order, which includes a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen, and a 120-day suspension of the U.S. refugee program.
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The World Relief Columbus refugee-resettlement agency is set to close this summer due, agency officials say, to President Trump’s recent executive order in January limiting the number of refugees admitted to the United States.

The immigration order temporarily banned refugee migration to the U.S. and barred travel from seven majority Muslim countries. Those measures have since been halted by court action. But despite the ongoing court challenges, the order has already reduced the number of refugees that would be admitted to the U.S. in 2017 by about half, from 110,000 to 50,000. 

Downtown Springfield buildings.
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Clark County development planners are working on a new coordinated economic-growth strategy they say will help attract business development and create more jobs for new and existing county residents.


The president of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Ohio says it considered selling a century-old wooden propeller signed by one of the Wright brothers but decided against it, at least for now.

The Dayton Daily News reports the 8 ½ foot spruce propeller from 1915 is the only known airplane artifact with the signature of one of the aviation pioneer siblings, Orville Wright.

It's thought to have been on a Wright-built float plane. It was bought for $37,000 and donated to the hall near Dayton in 2004, but more recently was appraised for at least $275,000.

Another Lawsuit Filed Against Montgomery County Jail

Feb 15, 2017

Another lawsuit alleging misconduct has been filed against the Montgomery County Jail.  On Tuesday, Charles Wade of Englewood claimed in his suit that the actions of jail employees were inappropriate and a violation of his civil rights. This is the eighth active federal case citing wrongdoing against Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer’s office.

Republican Congressman Mike Turner in 2013 voted to continue the government shutdown. Now he says he supports keeping the Planned Parenthood debate separate from the federal budget issue.

Republican Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th District says his investigation into operations at the National Aviation Hall of Fame will continue. Turner on Monday announced his intentions in a letter sent to NAHF board of trustees chairman Bill Harris.

Historic Springfield Mansion Up for Sale

Feb 13, 2017

One of Springfield’s most historic homes is now on the market. The Bookwalter Mansion, built in 1876, was one of the anchors on South Fountain Avenue, a neighborhood home to many of Springfield’s leading industrialists.   


Francis Bookwalter was the Treasurer of the Leffel Corporation. He built the home in the architectural style known as Second Empire.  



Flu Hospitalizations Continue To Rise

Feb 13, 2017

The ongoing surge in flu cases is sending more people to hospitals across the state of Ohio, and Greene County public health officials are urging families to take preventative measures. According to the Ohio Department of Health, at least three children have died in the last two weeks due to the predominant strain of flu this year, H3N2.


Amy Schmitt is a registered nurse and reporter of infectious diseases at the Greene County Health Department. She says families need to take regular precautions.


Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Today's program features Politics Ohio, Dayton Youth Radio and Rediscovered Rado. We've also got Bill Felker with a preview of his upcoming Poor Will's Almanack. See full details below.