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Jerry Kenney

Rare Remaining Ohio Underground Railroad Site Finds Second Life In Springfield

In the decades leading up to the Civil War, the Underground Railroad ferried enslaved African Americans in the South to freedom in the northern United States and Canada. And Southwest Ohio, bordering the slave states of Virginia and Kentucky, played an especially important role in the clandestine network.

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Poor Will's Almanack: January 15 - 21, 2019

Sometimes the last days of Deep Winter carry a great thaw. One day I went out to the river in the warmth of such a thaw, when cumulus clouds sped across the sky in gusts of the southwest wind, and the water of the river was shining with low, brisk waves of silvers, blues and grays. The oaks of the far bank were black against the bright sky. Up the hill, patches of yellow Osage glowed like the flush of expanding spring buds. Below the trees, hardy green chickweed, wild onion, garlic mustard,...

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After nearly 50 years on the air at WYSO, the Duffee brothers are giving up their weekly radio gig, A Country Ramble (you'll still hear them from time to time helping out with other shows)


Conrad's Corner: January 15, 2019

7 hours ago

Julie Moore reads Lianne Spidel's poem, "Unsung."

Conrad's Corner: January 14, 2019

Jan 14, 2019

Conrad Balliet reads Deborah Stokes' poem, "Looney."

Surrounded by family and friends on his farm in Cedarville, Mike DeWine took the oath of office to become the 64th person to serve as Ohio Governor.

Stats + Stories: How to Teach an Intro to Stats Class

Jan 12, 2019
Mark Hansen is a professor of journalism where he also serves as the Director of the David and Helen-Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation.
via Stats and Stories

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

Introductory statistics classes have been taught for decades, and some students have viewed it as a source of punishment for past crimes. There are challenges about how we might do this differently. Today we're going to talk on this Stats and Short Stories episode about what should the narrative be in an introductory statistics class. We're delighted to be joined by Mark Hansen a professor of journalism at Columbia University and the director of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute of Media Innovation. John Bailer chair of Miami University's department of statistics, is joined by Rosemary Pennington a professor in the department of media journalism and film and Richard Campbell former chair of media journalism and film. 

A group of activists gathered Friday afternoon outside Sen. Rob Portman’s office to encourage him to do more to end the partial government shutdown.

During Antioch College's 2018 Reunion, alumni visited the WYSO studios and shared their stories with current Antioch students, fellow alumni, and WYSO staff members. This edition of the Antioch Word features alumnus Philip Brigham, '97. WYSO Miller Fellow Rachel Isaacson spoke with Philip about his co-op experiences, how he found his interest in anthropology, the campus climate during the 90s, as well as the SOPP.

Conrad's Corner: January 12, 2019

Jan 12, 2019

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Girl Alone"

Conrad's Corner: January 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019

Noah Falck reads his poem "Staring Contest"

SunWatch Indian Village

In the first presentation in the SunWatch Winter Lecture Series Dr. Melissa Baltus from The University of Toledo discusses excavations west of "Downtown" Cahokia. This is the site of a pre-Columbian Native American city directly across the Mississippi River from modern St. Louis, Missouri. The presentation is Saturday, at 10:30am.

This week's theme is HEAVEN & HELL; we'll be spinning songs about the pearly gates in Hour #2 and then, in the interest of equal time, we'll be heading down below in Hour #3 to see how the other half lives. Add to that a whole mess of musical birthdays to celebrate and various and sundry other goodies in the first hour, and you've got something...SPECIAL.