Dayton real-estate broker Veronica Bedell-Nevels.
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Housing Advocates See Discrimination In Depressed West Side Home Values, Lending

A decade after the Great Recession and foreclosure crisis affected millions of Americans, homeownership remains a major way many people hope to build a nest egg and save for retirement.

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Poor Will's Almanack: December 18 - 24, 2018

The gibbous Flowering Jessamine Moon waxes until it becomes full on December 22. After that, it wanes throughout the remainder of the week, reaching perigee (its most powerful position closest to Earth) on December 24. This week’s lunar position, coinciding with two major December high-pressure systems increases the likelihood for deep cold and precipitation throughout the country. And his week every single day is the shortest day of the year, as the night’s advance finally stagnates for...

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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 18, 2018

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Judy Johnson reads her poem, "How We Touch Now."

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Ohio lawmakers have voted themselves a pay raise to take effect over the next three years, and beyond. But not all legislators were on board with the move.

Republican State Representative Niraj Antani of Miamisburg sided with 19 other legislators in the Ohio House in voting no.

Antani says House Bill 296 was a “good bill” that allowed the families of fallen firefighter and police officers to still qualify for the state health services they were eligible for when their spouse was alive.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:


GM’s decision to cease production of the Chevy Cruze at Lordstown is bringing an end, at least for the time being, to one of the last super-size industrial sites that used to drive the Mahoning Valley economy. It’s also bringing an end to the plant’s defining presence for the community around it. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.


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."

The Ohio Senate and House have approved a bill, HB119, that will ramp up scrutiny of people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. The new review process will require government administrators to review a person’s eligibility every quarter, this is currently an annual process.

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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...

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An active shooter was reported at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Ind., via the Richmond Community Schools' Twitter account Thursday morning. The teenage suspect is now dead, according to Indiana State Police. There were no other students reported to be injured, police said.