President Barack Obama

Many of us think of humanitarian intervention as a recent phenomenon of United States foreign policy. Certainly, critics of Barack Obama’s intervention in Libya saw America’s humanitarian involvement there as some new-fangled excuse to go mucking around in other countries. This month historian Jeff Bloodworth traces a much longer history of humanitarian intervention that goes back to the administration of William McKinley and is connected with the Protestant ideals of some of the nation's founders.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 29, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with Irish radio producer Mary Phelan and area resident Roger Kearney, a distant relative of Barack Obama about the upcoming documentary "The Road to Moneygall," which will air on WYSO.

-Sarah Buckingham previews this week's Sunday Documentary Hour offerings

-Jerry Kenney speaks with artist Greg Dearth about his upcoming exhibit at Gallery 510 in Dayton

In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Martin Gottlieb about the politics behind 4th district congressman Jim Jordan and local reaction to President Obama's State of the Union Address

Miami Valley Residents Observe the Inauguration

Jan 20, 2009

Inauguration festivities extend all over the country and the Miami Valley is no exception. Today people gathered at the C-Space in downtown Dayton as President Obama took his oath of office, and shared their thoughts on this new chapter in American History.

Interviews include: Shannon O'Neill, Amy Forsthoefel, Faye Johnson, and Andy Snow.

Students Reflect on Inauguration

Jan 20, 2009

As preparations were being made across the country for today's historic inauguration, kindergarten students at the Antioch School in Yellow Springs spent time discussing what it means to have a new President during class last week. WYSO's Emily McCord joined them in the conversation, and began by asking them what is most important to them about the inauguration.

Students featured: Timmy Bold, Eleanore Buehrig, Josephine HanJoseph Minde-Berman and Henry Wirrig.

Obama Gives Education Policy Speech in Dayton area

Sep 9, 2008

Barack Obama's education plan focused on raising expectations and resources for schools, bringing innovation to the classroom, and holding teachers, parents and the government accountable for their performance. One feature of the innovation plan includes doubling the funding for charter schools, in part to give parents more choices on where they will send their children.

Ohio Delegate Discusses Convention Prep Process

Aug 21, 2008

First-time Democratic delegate Jerry Sutton started his journey to Denver back in January of 2008. He participated in a congressional district caucus in the 7th District of Ohio.

"Historically, our perception about what goes on at national conventions is viewed through the soda straw of the TV set, and the commentary that goes along with it. So I wanted to get involved," Sutton said.

Sutton was voted into his position at the caucus in January as a pledged delegate for Hillary Clinton. Each candidate for president receives several delegates, according to Sutton.

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