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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Good Samaritan Demolitions Underway As Civil Rights Complaint Moves Forward

Demolitions are underway at the Good Samaritan Hospital campus, despite an ongoing federal civil rights complaint filed last spring with the United States Department of Health and Human Services over the medical facility's closure. An attorney for the Clergy Community Coalition, the group that filed the complaint, says an update on its status is expected soon from a federal investigator. Premier Health outlined details of Good Sam's demolition Thursday. The health group has contracted with...

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Violet Alexander sells pumpkins she raised on her family's farm.  Her parents, Ryan and Melissa, are part of a new generation of young farmers in Ohio.
courtesy of Ryan and Melissa Alexander

Modern Farmers Go From Rockers To Roots

Ohio has a long and rich farming history, but today less than a third of the state's farms remain. Every year 10 percent of small farms disappear.

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Big News From Antioch College and WYSO

A letter to listeners from WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis


Fred T. Korematsu Institute

In 1942 at the age of 23, an American citizen named Fred Korematsu experienced something that still reverberates in the legal world today.

The United States government arrested and jailed Korematsu after he refused to go willingly to an incarceration camp for Japanese Americans. The camps, more commonly referred to as internment camps, were established through an executive order by then-Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt, and existed from 1942 to 1945.

Aimee Noel reads her poem, "Night Sky"

DCDC2 & the University of Dayton Dance Ensemble are doing "Balance." This collaboration showcases some of the finest up-and-coming young dancers. This is at the University of Dayton, Kennedy Union Boll Theatre on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 1pm.

Maxine Skuba reads her poem,"Worn Threads"

Hundreds of people gathered inside a Miami Valley Muslim community center to honor the victims of recent violence at two mosques in New Zealand.
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Hundreds of people gathered inside a Miami Valley Muslim community center Monday night to honor the victims of last week’s mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand. Several prominent Ohio religious and political figures spoke at the interfaith event, including former Gov. Bob Taft and Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph.

Speakers at the Al-Huda Mosque in Bellbrook memorialized the 50 victims of the Christchurch attacks, denounced hate speech and urged interfaith understanding.

Republican leaders in the Ohio Senate have hinted at some possible changes to the transportation budget plan that could spark a debate among the Senate, House, and governor's office.

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Often, the landscape still seems to lie in winter even when the sun says spring. But the season takes on its character from many cues and signs, or what anthropologist Keith Basso calls “mnemonic pegs.” A person might use such pegs, formed by objects or events, like blooming daffodils or singing birds, to formulate what anthropologists call a “topogeny,” a listing of phenomena that creates maps or paths.

Early on the morning of April 26, 1986 a terrible accident took place in the Ukraine at the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station. A routine test that had been long delayed was finally taking place. Mistakes were made by the inexperienced operators. The result; Reactor Number Four blew up and a cloud of lethal radiation began spewing into the atmosphere.

March 15 was the deadline for Gov. Mike DeWine to release his two-year budget. He’d already unveiled several proposals, but now more is known about his priorities in his $69 billion budget, and how he says he’ll pay for them.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:


On February 26, 2019, Toledo residents had the chance to vote on an unusual, some might even say “radical,” proposal: whether or not to give the fourth largest lake in the U.S., its own “Bill of Rights.”  From OPR member station WCPN, Adrian Ma explains how the idea came about, and why some people in Ohio’s business and agriculture communities are worried.