Politics

Around the Miami Valley
11:36 am
Mon October 1, 2012

WYSO Weekend: September 30, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 30, 2012 including the following stories:

- New Ohio Guide: Fort Recovery, by Aileen LeBlanc

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Mitch Albom, author of Tuesdays With Morrie, ahead of his appearance in Dayton on October 4th. 

- The latest installment of the SOCHE Talks: Communities Confronting the Achievement Gap

Around the Miami Valley
10:39 am
Mon September 17, 2012

WYSO Weekend: September 16, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 16, 2012 including the following stories:

- Enter the Man Cave, by Community Voices producer Kristen Wicker

- New Ohio Guide: Cleveland, by Mark Urycki

- Niki Dakota speaks with Krista Magaw from Tecumseh Land Trust about their 8th Annual Harvest

Origins Podcast
10:24 am
Sat September 15, 2012

Socialism Takes Over France, Again?

Detail from the painting Liberty Leading the People, by Eugène Delacroix, commemorating the French Revolution of 1830. The Socialist Party regained power in this year's elections.

After François Hollande’s victory in the French presidential elections in May followed by socialist victories in the more recent legislative elections, many commentators declared a decisive swing to the Left in Europe’s second largest economy, at a moment of intense political paralysis in the Eurozone. This month historian Alice Conklin explores why the socialists won now in France, after two decades out of power, and what their return portends for the future of the country.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:13 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

WYSO Weekend: September 2, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 2, 2012 including the following stories:

- PTSD in Partners of Sex Addicts, by Community Voices producer Judy Whelley

- Remembering Neil Armstrong, by aviation commentator Dan Patterson

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Michael Roediger, executive director of the Dayton Art Institute about the late Dr. Benjamin Schuster.

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Origins Podcast
10:30 am
Wed August 15, 2012

From Karl Marx to Karl Rove: “Class Warfare” in American Politics

Detail from an illustration in a 1911 Industrial Workers of the World publication depicting a class of workers struggling to hold up finely dressed elites while they drink and dine.

In the midst of a presidential election campaign that pits a wealthy Republican businessman against a self-proclaimed warrior for the middle class, Americans are talking a lot these days about “class.” Many credit the Occupy Wall Street movement with making “class warfare”—which, in its contemporary use, is really about tax policy—a driving issue in 2012. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ original idea of class struggle emerged with the creation of a class of factory wage earners during the Industrial Revolution.

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