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Now living in exile, Turkish newspaper executive, Abdülhamit Bilici is coming to Dayton as part of the Dayton Council on World Affairs Speakers Series.

Bilici's talk, entitled Freedom of Press and Democracy, will outline recent political turmoil and government oppression of the media in Turkey.

In this interview with WYSO, he provides some details on what has happened to media outlets in Turkey and how he's dealing with his exile.

 

Biographical information about Abdülhamit Bilici provided by the Dayton Council on World Affairs:

Welcome to WYSO Weekend - our weekly radio magazine. On today’s program we have some regular features for you - Culture Couch, Dayton Youth Radio and latest segment in our Dr. Mr. President series. We’ve also got reports featuring movies, music and movement.  Check it out….

Jerry Kenney

Round two of the annual Winter Guard International Sport of the Arts World Championships came to a close over the weekend. Just two weeks ago, color guard teams from all over the world converged on Dayton. This time it was the percussion and wind drumline teams battling it out in several venues across the Miami Valley.

 

Dear Mr. President asks what you want to say about your community. Today, we’ll hear letters about immigration, a topic that’s generated a lot of controversy since President Donald Trump took office.

Earlier this year, WYSO producers went to 10 Miami Valley libraries to record people’s letters to the president. Many of our writers talked about the Trump administration’s actions on refugees and immigrants.

Marches for Science In Courthouse Square And Nationwide

Apr 22, 2017
WYSO/Thomas Amrhein

Despite cool temperatures around 900 people gathered in Dayton’s Courthouse Square Saturday for a rally in support of science. The Earth Day March for Science was one of 15 across Ohio timed to coincide with more than 600 marches nationwide, including on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and around the world.

President Trump signed an executive order this week calling for a report on changes needed to reform visa programs for international workers. Advocates say this could lead to a reduction in foreign labor in the United States. This possibility has some local employers worried about the future of their businesses.

Immigration lawyer Catherine McCarthy says she’s been fielding calls from business owners who rely on foreign workers for the busy summer season.

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The Trump administration has announced plans to distribute $485 million to all 50 states, and United States territories. The Health and Human Services grants are part of a health bill signed into law by President Barack Obama, designed to help states combat the worsening opioid epidemic. Under the plan, Ohio stands to receive more than $26 million. 

The money can be used to pay for opioid-addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Body Armor: A Teenager's Journey Through Grief

Apr 20, 2017
Summer Smith
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Summer Smith, a student at David H Ponitz Career Technology Center sharing her thoughts on grief and family. 

Summer Smith 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.

Andy Chow/Statehouse News Bureau

The leader of Democrats in the Ohio Senate is stepping down. He’ll be replaced with a familiar face. 

Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni of the Youngstown area says he’s stepping down so he can devote the time necessary to run to be his party’s nominee for Governor in 2018. He’s among three announced Democratic candidates right now.

Maribel Trujillo Diaz, the Butler County mother of four who'd been battling an imminent deportation order, has been sent back to her native Mexico.

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