Klan Group's Courthouse Square Rally Prompts Street Closures, Bus Route Changes Downtown

Ahead of Saturday’s rally by an Indiana-based Ku Klux Klan group, Dayton officials are urging downtown residents, business owners and transit riders to prepare for disruptions.

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Custody Or Care: Ohio May Help Parents Deal With Mental Illness

Across the United States, parents of children with severe mental health issues can face an excruciating decision: If they can't afford costly healthcare, they may have to sign over custody to the state. That way, the government will pay for the child's care. Now those parents are fighting for change, and a chunk of Ohio's budget.

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An Update On WYSO's Path Toward Independence

A letter to listeners from WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem "Disobedience"

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Mae West"

A group of experts is working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources by taking a close look at Ohio’s 75 state parks to find out what kind of improvements can be made. 

A large rebate is likely in the future for about 200,000 employers in Ohio. The state’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation hopes to send $1.5 billion back to companies that pay premiums. 

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed an executive order, establishing a group to look into how the state medical board handled allegations of sexual abuse by former Ohio State University Dr. Richard Strauss. 

David Lee Garrison reads his poem, “On a Line by Thomas Lynch”


Stats + Stories: Social Media, Data, and Democracy

May 18, 2019
Dr. Steven Lloyd Wilson is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016, and serves as the Project Manager of Computational Infrast
via Stats and Stories

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

New media technologies can be imagined as friend or foe when it comes to politics depending on who’s using the media and who’s framing that use. The last few years in particular, has seen a rise in interest in the use of new media in the post-Soviet world. Politics, the internet, and data are the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in studio by regular panelists, John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, former and Founding Chair of Media, Journalism, and Film. Their guest is Steven Lloyd Wilson, an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Reno and studies the intersection of the internet and politics, particularly as it relates to the former Soviet world. He’s in the studio after traveling to Miami on a visit sponsored by the Havinghurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, as part of the Colloquium Series on Russian Media Strategies at Home and Abroad.

David Lee Garrison reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "The Sea."

18 years ago I attended an event here in Yellow Springs called "Community Voices." One of the performers that evening was a gentleman who had recently moved to the village. Ira Brukner recited his poem "Questions" and I was captivated. After that I spent many months trying to persuade him to appear on the program. Finally, he agreed to make an appearance. And what an appearance it was!

The Ohio State University failed to properly respond to evidence of sexual abuse by team doctor Richard Strauss for almost two decades, according to a redacted investigative report released Friday.