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Phyllis Allen and Odell Graves
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Veterans' Voices: Preparing Future Leaders To Get Involved

The Black Knights were a precision drill team within the JROTC program at Colonel White High School, now Thurgood Marshall High School in Dayton. The JROTC program and its drill team were started by Army veteran Odell Graves of Clayton. Retired English teacher Phyllis Allen asks Graves about his work with students.

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Brooding hen with chicks
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Poor Will's Almanack: February 25 – March 2, 2020

Now it is possible that some listeners do not know about broody hens, and since this is clearly the month of the Broody Hen Moon, it may be helpful to discuss the subject here in the Almanack. So anyway, what IS a broody hen. A broody person may be thoughtful and unhappy, moody and melancholy. But in Chicken World, Well, a broody hen is one that doesn’t want to give up her eggs. She wants them to hatch. That would seem reasonable, and if a rooster is about, and if the owner wants chicks, the...

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Mud Run Conservancy

The Mud Run Conservancy is hosting another benefit concert this year to support their efforts to preserve and mantain the waterways of the Mud Run Creek, this event a music festival curated by local musician "Crazy Joe" Tritschler (of Crazy Joe and the Mad River Outlaws). Tritschler, along with Mud Run Conservancy board member Carol Culbertson and volunteer (and WYSO alum) Kathy Estep, came to WYSO's Excursions to talk about the event, play a few tunes, and talk WYSO history through the decades.

David Lee Garrison reads James Brooks' poem "You Done Stomped on My Heart and Smashed That Sucker Flat"

For the first time since November, a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill to eliminate the time limit on prosecuting rapes.

Mary Jo White reads her poem "The Dancing Bear"

Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

When a tornado tore through Old North Dayton on Memorial Day, one of the buildings destroyed was the neighborhood's last affordable, full-service grocery store. Eight months later, that family shop is still working to reopen, so the neighborhood association and a local ministry are offering residents free rides to the nearest supermarket. Reporter Jason Reynolds went shopping with them.

A coalition of Springfield groups is trying to stitch together a food safety net for thousands of people. On March 4th, the city’s South Side will become the region’s newest food desert, when the neighborhood’s Kroger supermarket closes. WYSO’s Jason Saul talked with Clark County reporter Tom Stafford about the emergency.


Stats + Stories: The Math Behind Prescription Drugs

Feb 22, 2020
Dr. Stephen Ruberg was in the pharma industry for 38 years where he worked in all phases of drug development and commercialization.
Stats and Stories

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

When people think of what it takes to get a new drug approved, they likely think of the various trials a drug has to be run through, then the production and marketing of a drug once it’s ready for release. What they might not consider fully is the scope and impact of statistics in the production and manufacturing of drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. That’s the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington and regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami’s Statistics Department and Richard Campbell former Chair of Media, Journalism and Film, are joined by Steven Ruberg. Ruberg was involved in the drug industry for almost 40 years working in all phases of development and marketing. At his last ten years at Eli Lilly he formed the advanced analytics hub for which he was the scientific leader, and eventually distinguished research Fellow. He now runs analytics thinking which he founded to promote good statistical principles and to help organizations come up with analytical strategies. 

Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) encouraged a large group of farmers to keep participating in the state's water quality program, saying his administration is keeping its eye on a specific indicator to determine if their plan is reducing harmful algal blooms.

Herbert Woodward Martin reads his poem "My Mother at the End of Her Days"

A coalition of Springfield groups is trying to stitch together a food safety net for thousands of people. On March 4, the city’s South Side will become the region’s newest food desert, when the neighborhood’s Kroger supermarket closes. WYSO’s Jason Saul talked with Clark County reporter Tom Stafford about the emergency.

A task force studying the use of facial recognition for law enforcement found no wrongdoing in the way the state was handling that system. And an upgrade and expansion of the system is now likely.

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