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6:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Dayton World Soccer Games Return

City of Dayton: Dayton World Soccer Games promotes a stronger Dayton by bringing together people from the region’s many immigrant communities in the spirit of competition and cooperation.
Credit City of Dayton / The Olhmann Group

Soccer fever swept around the globe in June during the World Cup playoffs. At the time, many local businesses saw a positive economic impact as fans gathered in restaurants and bars to watch the tournament.

On Friday and Saturday, world soccer is back—at least in the Miami Valley—as players from Dayton’s immigrant communities take to the field.

City of Dayton Youth Services Director Joe Parlette says the games were born out of the Welcome Dayton initiative.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Dayton Honors Refugee Populations

Credit UNHCR

The United Nations established World Refugee Day to honor people forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. 

In 2013, there were an estimated 10.4 million refugees around the world.  In 2014, with situations in Syria, Somalia, Iraq and other places, those numbers are likely to grow drastically.

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Under Construction
6:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Making Springfield An Immigrant-Friendly City: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Carl Ruby

Carl Ruby is advocating for making Springfield an immigrant-friendly city.

Immigration reform might be dead in Washington for now, but some local advocates are still on the case. One of those is long-time conservative activist and teacher Carl Ruby. He’s part of a new initiative called Welcome Springfield—a takeoff on Welcome Dayton—to work on making Springfield a more appealing place for immigrants.

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12:35 pm
Fri June 21, 2013

What's Great in Dayton: June 21 - 27, 2013

Participants in the 2012 Annual Rail Festival at Carillon Park
Credit courtesy of Dayton History

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the recipient of numerous broadcasting honors, including six Peabody Awards and a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. Isay's presentation on the power of listening and the history of StoryCorps begins at 8pm in the Schuster Center's Mathile Theatre on Friday, June 21. Join in the lobby following the presentation for dessert and a book signing.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon December 31, 2012

WYSO Weekend: December 30, 2012

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

- Emily McCord's report for NPR on the Welcome Dayton program.

- Tim O'Brien's speech at the 2012 Dayton Literary Peace Prize.  O'Brien is this year's recipient of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.

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