Ohio Senate Passes Anti-Abortion 'Heartbeat Bill'

The Ohio Senate passed the controversial “Heartbeat Bill” on Wednesday, setting up a potential veto fight between Republican legislative leaders and outgoing Gov. John Kasich.

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Incoming Springfield City Manager Hopes To Continue Economic Growth

Pending a final vote of approval by the Springfield city commission on December 18th, Bryan Heck will assume the city manager’s role in February. He’ll replace outgoing Springfield City Manager Jim Bodenmiller. Bodenmiller has held the post for the last decade and been a city employee for over 30 years. Heck says his top priorities include improving internal communications within city departments. "I feel the best employee is an educated employee and if they have the information and knowledge...

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2018 NPR Book Concierge

NPR's Guide To 2018’s Great Reads features authors who have also appeared on the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas and other WYSO programs


Stats + Stories: Using Data to Protect Human Rights

Dec 15, 2018
Megan Price is the executive director of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG), and designs strategies and methods for statistical analysis of human rights data for projects in a variety of locations including Guatemala, Colombia, and Syria.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Protecting human rights is one of the core issues of the United Nations and is the mission of such agencies as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. Tracking human rights violations, however, can be difficult and dangerous. It often involves researchers travelling to conflict zones or countries in transition in order to document victim experiences and gather data. Increasingly, activists and researchers are turning to sophisticated technologies including machine learning tools in order to analyze human rights data. That's the focus of this episode of Stats + Stories.

Conrad's Corner: December 15, 2018

Dec 15, 2018

Herb Martin reads his poem, "Eula Cade."

Conrad's Corner: December 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018

Lori Gravley reads Kathy Austin's poem, "Open Door."

beeswax candles
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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company brings the classic children's book, The Littlest Angel, to life. Enjoy an evening of stunning dance, music and holiday magic. This is at the University of Dayton - Kennedy Union Theatre; tonight at 7:30pm; and Saturday, at 3 and 7:30pm.

Lace up, friends- it's time for another edition of your weekly musical multivitamin, The Jewel Case! This week we're celebrating "SOLE POWER"; we'll be spinning songs about footwear by a huge cross-section of artists. Here's a quick sample: Betty Davis, Carl Perkins, Run-DMC, El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico, Iron Maiden, Charles Mingus...you get the gist. LOTS of miles will be covered tonight, so put on your most comfortable kicks. But first...

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its newest class of inductees Thursday, one year to the day after the 2018 class was announced. From 15 nominees, seven remain. Here they are, in alphabetical order:

  • The Cure
  • Def Leppard
  • Janet Jackson
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Radiohead
  • Roxy Music
  • The Zombies

Dayton Public Schools
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Community members will get an opportunity to voice their concerns about Dayton Public Schools at a town hall meeting set for Thursday.

DPS officials say the discussion will center on parent engagement, a topic board member and DPS parent Jocelyn Rhynard has focused on during previous meetings. Rhynard is set to facilitate the discussion.

In a statement, DPS said it wants to help families learn how to get involved in their child’s education. The district also wants to establish parent teacher organization in all schools.

WYSO went on the air 60 years ago, and we’re celebrating by listening back to some highlights from our historic audio collection.

The WYSO archive includes the voices of elders from all over Ohio, like this one:  Earl Gregg from West Jefferson. In the early 1980s, Mr. Gregg was 94 years old and he read for the radio from the notebooks he kept about his long, colorful life. He spoke with Jeff Hooper from Little Miami Theater Works.

You can record a birthday greeting for WYSO.  Here's how:

Plan a message about 90 seconds long.  You can start it like this:

Gov.-elect Mike DeWine is giving a few hints about his inauguration next month.

Conrad's Corner: December 11, 2018

Dec 11, 2018

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "Taking Down the Maple."