Congressman Mike Turner (R-10) is flanked by Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer (left), Green County Sheriff Gene Fischer (right) and other law enforcement officials at a press conference at WPAFB.
Morgan Rako (Congressman Mike Turner)

WPAFB False Active-Shooter Investigation Continues But Officials Still Offer Few Details

Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base continue to investigate how an Aug. 2 training exercise turned into a mistaken active-shooter situation. They have convened an official Incident Review Board to assess what went wrong during the incident, and Republican Congressman Mike Turner met Wednesday with top brass from the 88th Air Base Wing and non-base law enforcement officials. But few details about the incident have yet been released.

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Andy Grimm

'Rally For Recovery' In 5th Year Offering Support For Families Of Addicts

Lori Erion knows about addiction. Erion is the founder and executive director of Families of Addicts (FOA), an organization dedicated to helping families who are on the front lines of the current opioid crisis. She is also a certified Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter . PRS is a program of the Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services. The program is a convention of “peer specialists, recovery coaches, and peer supporters.” But Erion’s education and experience with addiction go much deeper. “I...

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Save The Date

WYSO's Community Concert: Sunday, September 9

Featuring Chris Smith, Tim Easton, and Kyleen Downes


Franklin county election officials notified the public Wednesday that they missed hundred of ballots in the unofficial tally for Tuesday’s special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.  WOSU’s Nick Evans reports, they'll be included in the official canvass later this month.

Montgomery County health officials say the number of drug overdoses is rising. Montgomery is among seven counties across Ohio that are seeing a spike in drug-related emergency room visits and overdoses this summer.   

By the time he was in the fourth grade my older brother had amassed quite a collection of comic books. I was in the second grade then and early in the mornings while my brother was still asleep I would sneak a few comics out of his stash and huddle up next to the heat vent and read them until it was time for breakfast and then our walk to school. I truly enjoyed those moments and it was always a bit crushing when my father, who was my hero, would notice me there, absorbed in my reading, and he would often make scornful comments like; "you'll never find a job reading comic books."

Stats + Stories: Happy Birthday, R!

Aug 11, 2018

WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Open Source technologies have been hailed as democratizing spaces - spaces where users can help shape the development and evolution of technologies. If you've used Mozilla's Firefox to visit Stats and Stories, you've used an open source technology. Or if you've stalked a long lost high school friend on Facebook, you've also used a kind of open source technology. What you may not know, or maybe you do because you listen to Stats and Stories, is that some of this data visualizations you come across as you surf the web using Firefox could have been created with another type of open source tack, this time a statistical programming language known as R. Since it was first launched, millions of users and have adopted R for data analysis and presentation. The R community is marking a pretty big milestone in the life of the programming language.

Conrad's Corner: August 11, 2018

Aug 11, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "Summer School"

Anna Moss and Joel Ludford of Handmade Moments

Performing as Handmade Moments, Anna Moss and Joel Ludford visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions ahead of their performance in downtown Dayton.  The duo talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about songwriting, their travels and more.

Handmade Moments will peform at Hannah's on Ludlow in downtown Dayton on Saturday, August 11. Learn more at: https://www.handmademomentsmusic.net/

Art on the Commons is Sunday, 11a.m. to 5p.m.
courtesy of Fraze Pavillion

The Germanfest Picnic is at RiverScape MetroPark and there is fabulous German food, plenty of German Beer on tap, live musical entertainment on two stages all day long. And a KidZone, Culture Display, 5K and 10K race. And lots of handcrafts and German items. It is today, 5 to 11; Saturday, 11am to 11pm; and Sunday, 11am to 6pm with Polka Mass at 10am.

I’m on a fact-finding mission to the Dagobah system at the moment, but my good friend and yours, Brother Andy Valeri, will be spinning truth to power in my stead. Sounds like he’s got a great theme lined up, too: SONGS OF INQUIRY. There is no shortage of musical questions out there, and Andy will be cherry picking some of his faves. Up first...

Reading books can be such a joyful experience. There are so many things to like about it. One of my favorite things is discovering a writer who has just published her first book and realizing that their work is something special. Then I have the eager anticipation ahead of waiting for them to write many more!

Gina Chavez and her band will open the Levitt Pavillion Dayton on Thursday August 9.
courtesy of the Levitt Pavillion Dayton

Bilingual Latin folk artist Gina Chavez will give the inaugural performance at the newly constructed Levitt Pavillion Dayton.  Chavez and her band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Excursions earlier in the day.

Gina Chavez will perform at the Levitt Pavillion Dayton on  Thursday, August 9 at 7p.m. Her new EP, Lightbeam, is available now.

Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band will once again host their Madden Road Micro Music Fest in Mutual, Ohio.

Daniel Dye and The Miller Road Band returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their Madden Road Micro Music Fest, which will feature live music, hiking trails, and various workshops.  The family band performed live on Excursions and talked with WYSO music director Niki Dakota about the event.