Only 48 of the Kavanaugh Wildlife Farm's 84 total arces are culivated.
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Retired School Teachers Create Wildlife Farm Legacy

On a farm in Greene County’s agricultural countryside, the shared vision of a pair of retired school teachers is changing back the landscape, by creating a welcome habitat for both agriculture and nature. Today on County Lines, Producer Renee Wilde takes a horse drawn wagon ride through a Jamestown farm, that lifetime resident Eugene Kavanagh and his wife Dorothy bought for their local community.

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Lori Yuppa's young son Chase Cummings died from a drug overdose
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You Can Be OK: Stories Of Motherhood And Addiction

WYSO’s Recovery Stories series brings you conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid crisis. This installment introduces us to two Loris: Lori Erion and Lori Yuppa.

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Introducing Hidden Brain From NPR - New To WYSO's Sunday Lineup


Conrad's Corner: October 5, 2018

Oct 5, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads three autumn poems by Barbara Astor.

SuburbiCon 2018 will be held at Kettering's Trent Arena.

The 16th Annual Chocolate Festival is at the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds. It is family friendly, with live radio broadcasts, entertainment, food, door prizes, and the kaleidoscope radio shows with Bill Nance & Melody Morris. And lots of Chocolate!!!!!  There is no cost and it is on Saturday, 10am to 5pm.

Calling all local superheroes! The SuburbiCon: Comic Art Expo, is the place to be for comic book enthusiasts. The event is Saturday, 10am to 5pm at Trent Arena in Kettering.

I have interviewed James Lee Burke more times than any other author. He is now in his early eighties and he is just as productive as he ever was. He put out another novel last January and we had him back on the program. He has another one coming out in January, 2019 and I am hoping he'll want to do an interview for that book, too.

Conrad's Corner: October 4, 2018

Oct 4, 2018

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, “Brown County State Park, September” 

A Shade of Red (from left): Alessandro Cortez, Georgia Goad, Sean Pennington

Alessandro Cortez, Georgia Goad, Sean Pennington, who perform as A Shade of Red, returned to the WYSO studios ahead of their performance at Gem Fest 2018, playing live on Kaleidoscope.  They were joined by musician and festival co-organizer Mike Emmons. 

A Shade of Red will perform at Gem Fest 2018 on Saturday, October 13 at the Yellow Cab. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/691693041196707/

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Even though judicial races are considered nonpartisan in Ohio, judicial campaigns are usually funded with campaign contributions. A government watchdog group’s report says once they’re on the bench, judges don’t recuse themselves when hearing a case involving those donors. 

On a drizzly Saturday, I meet Frank LaRose at the Marion Popcorn Festival.

“So what do you guys suggest?” LaRose asks at one booth, ducking under the tent to get out of the rain. “I’m definitely going to get some kettle corn,”

The latest fundraising numbers show this year’s race for Governor is going to be the most expensive in the state’s history.

The most recent fundraising filing with the Secretary of State shows Republican Mike DeWine has raised a total of more than $24 million while Democrat Richard Cordray has nearly $14 million in his campaign war chest. That’s more than $38 million combined, and it’s $8 million more than was raised in 2010 when Republican John Kasich beat incumbent Democrat Ted Strickland.

Ohio's largest Roman Catholic diocese plans to release a list of priests who have been removed from their posts because of sexual abuse and misconduct allegations.

The Diocese of Cleveland is now the fourth of six in the state to say it will publish a list of priests following a Pennsylvania grand jury report outlined details of sexual abuse allegations.

The Cleveland diocese said Tuesday it will release the names of abusive priests, even if they are now dead.

The Dayton City Commission has updated the city's water ordinance.

The City of Dayton is suing several manufacturers that made products containing toxic chemicals that have threatened the city’s water supply. 

There are five companies named in the city of Dayton Lawsuit - 3M Company, Buckeye Fire Equipment Company, Chemguard, Inc., Tyco Fire Products L.P., and National Foam, Inc. 

The city says the defendants operated in Dayton at some time and used the chemical perfluorooctane sulfonate or PFOS in the manufacturing of a foam product used to fight fires.