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History Talk: Russia and the World

Jun 16, 2017

In recent years, Russia has gained prominence on the world stage. From hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, to regional interventions, to allegations of interference in foreign elections, the country's international activities suggest that its leadership is on a mission to shape world affairs. But what exactly does Russia want? And how does this compare to its ambitions in the past?

Entrepreneurs looking to start food-based businesses in the Miami Valley will soon have the opportunity to create and test their recipes in Fairborn. City officials Wednesday announced a new initiative to support small business entrepreneurs with a shared kitchen and office space incubator. 

The new incubator, which could open as early as January, 2018, will take over the longtime home of Roush's Restaurant on Main Street. The Fairborn Development Corp. purchased the vacant property with more than $200,000 after the 54-year-old institution closed its doors in 2015. 

U.S. Capitol
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an open hearing on Tuesday. Senators asked about his recusal from the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and what if anything he knew about President Trump reportedly asking former FBI Director James Comey to ease off the inquiry into onetime national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Ohio Statehouse
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  Senate Republicans in Ohio say they have been able to close a projected $1 billion state budget gap while preserving essential services and pumping more money into fighting the opiate crisis.

Senate President Larry Obhof and Finance Chairman Scott Oelslager outlined the Senate's version of the budget Monday. Senators said most savings were achieved through administrative streamlining and eliminating earmarks.

Karen Kasler

Ohio’s largest online charter school has promised to continue its legal battle with the state department of education. But the state school board still voted today to require the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow to return $60 million in overpayments for students it couldn’t prove were enrolled full time.

Montgomery County Jail
WYSO/Joshua Chenault

A ninth civil lawsuit has been levied against the Montgomery County Jail, this time by a former inmate.

 

The case is the latest in a series of complaints against the facility for inmate mistreatment. This most recent lawsuit alleges a corrections officer attacked the inmate inside a cell.

 

In this interview, Dayton Daily News Investigative Reporter Josh Sweigart tells us the officer involved in the alleged incident has since been let go, but for reasons the officer has contested were racially motivated.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine.  In this week's show you'll hear Dayton Youth Radio, and Bill Felker has this weeks Poor Wills Almanack. Later in the program you’ll hear about a great event taking place in the Village of Clifton next week where history will come to life. See full details below.

Dayton Startup Week
Dayton Startup Week

Entrepreneurship advocates and business owners are expected to convene in downtown Dayton all this week for a startup conference.

The second annual Dayton Startup Week event is organized by the Dayton Tech Guide and sponsored by the Wright State Research Institute, The Entrepreneurs Center and the City of Fairborn.

Wright State’s Tiffany Ferrell says the event is designed to connect entrepreneurs, and help people start or grow a new business in the Miami Valley.

A Paulding County wind farm. Ohio Republicans connected to ALEC sponsored a bill to roll back the state's renewable energy standards.
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Several Ohio cities, colleges and universities are joining a nationwide alliance to create a show of force to the country that they’re dedicated to fighting climate change. The effort comes just days after the U.S. announced plans to leave the Paris Climate Agreement. But the alliance in Ohio seems to stop at the local level.

Christopher Patriqin
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Christopher Patriqin at David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center about his family ties.

Christopher Patriqin is a graduate of 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.

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