rolls of hay in a late summer field
Let Ideas Compete / Flickr Creative Commons

Even though the summer may be hot and humid and  seemingly endless, its stability is deceptive. Sometimes a cold front around August 10th is especially chilly, breaking the stagnation of the Dog Days.

Sometimes leaf miners lace the locust trees, creating patches of gray and brown in the tree line. Sometimes a few maples turn red and stand out like the hand of October from all the other trees of August.

Bird calls have changed during the past month, and the crickets and katydids are louder.

Conrad's Corner: August 13, 2018

Aug 13, 2018

Jane Kretschman reads her poem, "This Sort of Onslaught Yellow Springs"

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Jess Mador / WYSO

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is launching a formal Incident Review Board to evaluate this month’s false alarm active-shooter incident

Unsubstantiated reports of a shooter at the Wright-Patt medical center Aug. 2 triggered a lockdown of base facilities and an emergency response from multiple city, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

Conrad's Corner: August 12, 2018

Aug 12, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads Herb Martin's poem, "My Mother at the End of Her Days"

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.