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Shortly after noon on July 19, 2018, workers stretched construction barrels and webbing across the entrance to Good Samaritan Hospital's emergency center entrance.
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Good Samaritan Demolitions Underway As Civil Rights Complaint Moves Forward

Demolitions are underway at the Good Samaritan Hospital campus, despite an ongoing federal civil rights complaint filed last spring with the United States Department of Health and Human Services over the medical facility's closure. An attorney for the Clergy Community Coalition, the group that filed the complaint, says an update on its status is expected soon from a federal investigator. Premier Health outlined details of Good Sam's demolition Thursday. The health group has contracted with...

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Fred T. Korematsu Institute

Daughter Of Fred Korematsu Reflects On Father's Fight Against WWII Japanese-American Internment

In 1942 at the age of 23, an American citizen named Fred Korematsu experienced something that still reverberates in the legal world today. The United States government arrested and jailed Korematsu after he refused to go willingly to an incarceration camp for Japanese Americans. The camps, more commonly referred to as internment camps, were established through an executive order by then-Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt, and existed from 1942 to 1945. Korematsu appealed his case all the...

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Big News From Antioch College and WYSO

A letter to listeners from WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis

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History Talk: Brexit: Dividing the United Kingdom

Mar 23, 2019
via History Talk from Origins

On June 23rd, 2016, 52 percent of voters in the United Kingdom stunned the British political and media establishment—and the entire world—by voting to leave the European Union. Nearly three years, later, however, the final outcome of Brexit remains uncertain. And issues that affect the lives of millions hang in the balance, from the rights of EU citizens living in the UK and Britons living in the EU, to the status of the land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Aimee Noel reads her poem, "Night Sky"

April Laissle
WYSO

Dayton Public Schools parents came to voice their concerns about the district at a town hall meeting Thursday night. The meeting, held about a month before the start of state standardized testing, comes at a critical time for DPS. The struggling district is facing state takeover in September if student test scores don’t improve this year. 

At the meeting, parents and community members discussed a number of longstanding DPS issues, including transportation and the use of long-term substitute teachers.

DCDC2 & the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble are doing "Balance." This collaboration showcases some of the finest up-and-coming young dancers. This is at the University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Boll Theatre on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 1pm.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem,"Worn Threads"

For the past 15 years at the end of each year I have written columns for the Cox Ohio newspapers which list my favorite books from the preceding year. By December I usually have a very good notion of which books will make the final cut. This past December I was reading an advance copy of "The Border" by Don Winslow and I was loving that book so much that when I finished reading it I thought that this incredible final book in the author's trilogy about Mexican drug cartels is probably going to be my favorite work of fiction from 2019.

With friendships dating back to childhood, Age Nowhere is preparing to release their debut album, Airport Sounds.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the band's history, writing and recording the album, and more.

Age Nowhere will celebrate the release of Airport Sounds on Saturday, March 23 at Yellow Cab Tavern in downtown Dayton. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/523911418018903/

A new report from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce says businesses it surveyed in the Buckeye State plan to hire employees despite the uncertainty of economic stability. 

Violet Alexander sells pumpkins she raised on her family's farm.  Her parents, Ryan and Melissa, are part of a new generation of young farmers in Ohio.
courtesy of Ryan and Melissa Alexander

Ohio has a long and rich farming history, but today less than a third of the state's farms remain. Every year 10 percent of small farms disappear. 

The climate change and political tariffs have made it harder for farmers to grow and sell crops and smaller farms can no longer compete against giant agribusinesses. The average age of a today’s farmer is 59, and the industry is having a hard time attracting new, younger people. 

Courthouse Square Downtown Dayton Partnership
WYSO/Joshua Chenault

Republican Congressman Mike Turner is advising city officials not to hold any counter-protests when a KKK-affiliated group assembles on Dayton’s Courthouse Square on May 25th.

The representative from Ohio's 10th district says he issued his request in a letter Wednesday sent to Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. At least one such protest has been announced by a coalition that includes seven grassroots and faith-based organizations, and city commissioners are expected to discuss their options at a public meeting Wednesday night.

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