Dayton Strong memorial in front of Ned Peppers bar in the Oregon District
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City Of Dayton To Consider Permanent Memorial To Shooting Victims

Dayton leaders are having initial discussions about erecting a permanent memorial to those who lost their lives in the Oregon District mass shooting on August 4.

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Reach Out hosts a free medical clinic for the uninsured and underinsured at the AME Chapel in Yellow Springs every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6:30.
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Free Health Clinic in Yellow Springs Serves Greene County’s Uninsured

Yellow Springs is now home to a free medical clinic. And while the clinic is only open two hours a week, the free care is going a long way for some people in Greene County.

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Laura Lippmann returned to the program to discuss her latest impressive mystery novel. This one, "Lady in the Lake," is set in Baltimore in 1966. Lippmann was inspired to write the novel after reading about two actual murder cases from the period. In one murder a young white girl vanished after stopping by a pet store. The police spared no efforts trying to solve that crime. In the other homicide a young black woman was discovered dead in a fountain out in the middle of a lake.

Stats + Stories: Back to School Statistics

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

School districts across the United States are working to understand how to best meet the educational needs of their students as well as the instructional needs of their teachers. Increasingly districts are turning to data to help them do that. The data of education and educational policy is the focus of the latest episode of Stats & Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in studio by regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami’s Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell former and founding Chair of Media, Journalism and Film. Their two guests are both from education research non-profit Education Analytics. Nicole Webster is a Research Analyst with the organization and Libby Pier is the Research Manager. 

Herbert Woodward Martin reads his poem, "My Mother At The End Of Her Days"

Julie Moore reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Night Music"

Dayton Tour de Gem

Last year marked the first year for a big fundraising event called the Tour de Gem - where cyclists ride for any one of more than 40 participating charities.

Gerry Chadwick, co-chair of Tour de Gem and President of Sunbelt Business advisers, spoke with WYSO Weekend host Jerry Kenney about the power people have in combining their marketing and athletic abilities.

African American Cultural Festival in Dayton

The 11th Annual African American Cultural Festival is at Dayton Island MetroPark ….the one off Helena Street on Saturday. There are tons of things going on from noon to 8pm.

The Great American Beer Tasting is at The Dayton Dragons on Saturday from 2 to 6pm.

This week, it's another lovingly-administered dose of your weekly musical multivitamin, the Jewel Case. Birthday celebrations galore. A requiem for a rock & roll poet. A notable anniversary. Old stuff. New stuff. And- of course- our weekly theme. This week it's "PLAYIN' IN THE BAND"; we'll be spinning tracks about the ups, downs, up agains, and down agains of life as a musician from a long list of folks in the know.  Get in the van.

Attorney General Dave Yost is shutting off direct access to the state's facial recognition database of driver’s license photos for thousands of local law enforcement officers, after a review of how and who was using that database.

Nick Gounaris, defense attorney for Ethan Kollie.
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A friend of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton’s Oregon District August 4 appeared in federal court Wednesday on weapons charges. 

The hearing was called to determine whether 24-year-old Ethan Kollie should be released from jail while awaiting trial.

He’s charged with lying about his drug use in order to acquire firearms.  The FBI also alleges that he provided body armor and weapons accessories used in the attack.

There continue to be concerns by cities and police agencies that they can no longer easily prosecute people who are carrying small amounts of marijuana because of the state’s new law allowing hemp and CBD oil. Some say the problem is there’s no good way to test marijuana to see whether it complies with the new hemp law.