Grocery Lane was the place for healthy, affordable food in Old North Dayton before the tornado. Six months after the storm, it remains boarded up.
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Old North Dayton Rallies After Memorial Day Tornadoes Create Supermarket Desert

The Old North Dayton Neighborhood Association is organizing a new effort to transport residents to nearby grocery stores after a tornado ripped apart the area's only full-service grocery.

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Chris and Wendy Bussler

Veterans' Voices: Writing And Burning Your Story

In recent years, research has shown that post traumatic stress disorder can be helped with expressive writing. Marine Corps veteran Chris Bussler of Harveysburg tells his wife, Wendy, about a creative strategy he found to cope with the stress of his multiple deployments.

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NPR's Favorite Books Of 2019: The Book Concierge Is Back With 350+ Great Reads

NPR's Book Concierge returns with 350+ new books handpicked by NPR staff and trusted critics. This year, for the first time, users can explore seven years of Concierge recommendations all in one place – that's more than 2,000 great reads. Open the app now! Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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Stats + Stories: Data Is The New Punk

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Simon Rogers is an award-winning data journalist, writer and speaker.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

We swim in a virtual stew of data. From voting data, to health data, to crime data, there’s likely a number somewhere that, with a little crunching, can get you a better understanding of your community. The task of crunching those numbers and making them intelligible for a broad audience is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in the studio are regular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, former Chair of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guest today is Simon Rogers, a data journalist who authored the book Facts Are Sacred, which quote, “reveals how data has changed our world and what it tells us”. He’s currently a data editor at Google, and before joining that new media giant, Rogers served as a data editor at Twitter, and worked at The Guardian where he created the newspaper’s data blog. 

2019 Downtown Dayton Holiday Festival
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Renewal and Regeneration. This is the eighth annual Glen Helen Solstice and Holiday Poetry Reading. It’s in the Vernet Ecological Center here in Yellow Springs on Friday from 7 to 9pm.

Shop Strong Saturday encourages everyone to think about small local businesses when spending holiday dollars this season. The promotions include an interactive Downtown Dayton Holiday Wish List.

Put on a pot of mud and tune for another edition of your weekly musical multivitamin, the Jewel Case. Our theme tonight is CAFFEINE; we'll be gettin' jittery with songs about coffee and tea from everyone from Scatman Crothers to Lefty Frizzell to Black Flag and who know who else. C'mon- you weren't gonna sleep, anyway.

A constitutional amendment backed by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to set up a way to distribute opioid settlement money through a statewide foundation won’t go before voters in March. 

Federal law mandates insurers treat mental health services like they would physical health care. But the sponsors of a new bill in the Ohio Legislature say that’s not happening. 

A regularly scheduled Oakwood meeting drew a crowd eager to hear the city respond to allegations of biased policing.
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Oakwood city officials are promising to review police policies and continue a program in anti-bias training for officers.

At an Oakwood City Council meeting Monday night, officials addressed a report released this fall by the nonprofit Legal Aid firm Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, or ABLE, which found one-third of all Oakwood traffic tickets written in 2016 went to black drivers in a city with a black population of less than 1 percent.

Oakwood officials dispute the report’s methodology and say its data isn’t comprehensive or conclusive.

For the second year in a row, the University of Dayton's Human Rights Center, it's campus ministry and a law school advocacy group will hold a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in Hamilton focusing on human rights abuses.

bare trees on a cloudy winter sky
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I wander into the fields and woods this soft and cloudy morning.

Clover is keeping the paths green, along with some dandelions, some plantain. Wind rustles the dry grass and the brittle leaves. I can hear distant crows but no other birds for the first miles. Then the whinny of a robin as though it were frightened or had been attacked.

Craneflies follow me up into High Prairie. Moss is still bright beside me, becomes the dominant green in the woods. A few red raspberry branches and a bank of honeysuckles keep their leaves.

Across the country, nearly 95,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant. And the list has been growing for years. That's pushed some people to try unusual ways to find donors.

Ohio’s public schools could lose millions of dollars to private schools through an expansion of the state’s biggest voucher program.