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10:30 am
Mon March 5, 2012

WYSO Weekend: March 4, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 4, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Wayne Baker interviews Springfield City Commissioner, Karen Duncan about Springfield's proposed amendment to the City's anti-discrimination code to include gay municipal workers.

-This week's installment of PoliticsOhio: Former GOP Chairman Says This Primary Like No Other, by Ellen Belcher

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Around the Miami Valley
8:16 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Ohio City Panel Rejects Sexual Orientation Clause

The city of Springfield has rejected a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city's non-discrimination codes for fair housing and job protection.

The 3-2 vote by the Springfield Mayor's Commission on Human Rights ended months of debate.

The Springfield News Sun reports the two yes votes came from Mayor Warren Copeland and Commissioner Karen Duncan.   Commissioners tabled the proposal in September while the city's volunteer Human Relations Board researched the issue.

Around the Miami Valley
1:33 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Ex slave Daniel Rudd historic figure in Springfield

As Black History month comes to a close, a new book about a 19th century African-American Daniel Rudd - a former slave who lived in Springfield, Ohio and helped change the face of the Catholic church. 

"A Cry for Justice," follows the life of Daniel Rudd a young slave from Bardstown, Kentucky. He was freed after the Civil War and traveled to Springfield to work at a newspaper. His beliefs also led him to challenge the Catholic Church to deliver equality and justice for black people.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:04 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Springfield city commissioners to vote on gay rights' issue

After nearly a year of discussion, the Springfield City Commissioners will vote Tuesday evening on legislation that would add sexual orientation to the city's non-discrimination code.

A group called Equality Springfield approached city commissioners last April asking them to draft legislation that would make it a crime to discriminate against gay city workers.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Mon February 27, 2012

WYSO Weekend: February 26, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 26, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney reports on the Beavercreek Community Theatre's production of The Big Picture, an original musical by Jim Farley and David Brush.

-StateImpact Ohio's Ida Lievskovsky reports on Ohio's school voucher program

-WCPN's Ann Glauser reports on a new therapy in Cleveland people living with schizophrenia

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