An immigrant-rights vigil will be held at the Butler County Correctional Complex, part of which is contracted to ICE.
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Candlelight Vigil At Immigrant Detention Center To Mark International Human Rights Day

Immigrant advocates, Dayton faith leaders, University of Dayton students and faculty are expected to gather Monday night for a candlelight immigration vigil outside the Butler County Correctional Complex in Hamilton.

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Poor Will's Almanack: December 11 - 17, 2018

As Early Winter deepens, my fantasy looks past the cold into the ladder of time toward Early Spring. My fantasies climb the ladder, counting One week remains before the Sun starts to climb just a little toward equinox. Two weeks before the arrival of Deep Winter and the coldest days of the year. Three weeks before aphelion, the Earth’s position farthest from the Sun. Four weeks until owls and foxes mate. Five weeks until the tufted titmouse begins its mating calls and pines start to pollinate...

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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


Conrad's Corner: December 11, 2018

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

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:


For some young people, foster care can bring up bad memories, But others can remember it as a beginning - the door to a new life. That’s how it was for our young person in this week’s Dayton Youth Radio. Here’ Project Coordinator, Basim Blunt.

Stats + Stories: Better Bayes Winners Revealed

Dec 8, 2018

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

Back in September, we asked you to explain Bayesian analysis to us as simply as you could in a journalistic headline and lead sentence. Forty of you submitted entries using everything from Netflix to the moon to newspapers to help you explain Bayes. On Stats and Stories, we talk with our Better Bayes winner! Rosemary Pennington is joined regular panelist John Bailer chair of Miami's Statistics department. 

Conrad's Corner: December 8, 2018

Dec 8, 2018

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Today I Saw My Brother In the Supermarket."

Conrad's Corner: December 7, 2018

Dec 7, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads two winter poems by David Petreman.

The Dayton Gay Men's Chorus is performing this Saturday.

The Glen Helen Solstice and Holiday Poetry Reading event is an evening of original poetry in a warm, natural setting. Twelve scheduled poets from Southwest Ohio will share original poems based on the winter solstice. This is in the Vernet Ecological Center, 405 Corry Street, in Yellow Springs, Friday 7 to 9pm.

Conrad's Corner: December 6, 2018

Dec 6, 2018

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "Congratulations On Your Promotion."

Stats + Stories: Bootstrapping an International Prize

Dec 6, 2018
Stats and Stories

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

Every once in a while, in any discipline a breakthrough is made that revolutionizes the fabric of the way we understand things. We have Newton and gravity, Watson, Crick and Franklin and the structure of D.N.A. and Bill Walsh with the West Coast offense. In the world of statistics one of the largest breakthroughs in the last century is something called bootstrapping, which is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. John Bailer, Chair of Miami University’s statistics department, and Richard Campbell of Media, Journalism and Film, are joined by guest Brad Efron, the creator of the bootstrap technique. A veteran statistician, an academic and now one of two people to be awarded the international prize in statistics. 

The so-called “Heartbeat Bill”, which Gov. John Kasich promises to veto, had been likely to come up for a vote today in an Ohio House committee. But there were too many questions about the controversial bill that would ban abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected for it to proceed to a vote. 

Shortly after noon on July 19, 2018, workers stretched construction barrels and webbing across the entrance to Good Samaritan Hospital's emergency center entrance.
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The recent closure of Good Samaritan Hospital in west Dayton has sparked protest against Premier Health by some community residents. A coalition of westside clergy groups has also filed a federal civil-rights complaint alleging the closure is discriminatory.

And now, a new proposal at the statehouse aims to revoke Premier’s non-profit status. WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Cox Media reporter Cory Frolik about the proposed legislation.