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Brooke Stingley with her family at the Clinton County Fair
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Annie's Project Building Community For Rural Women

Farming presents unique challenges for women. As wives of farmers, they often balance full-time jobs off the farm while raising a family. Living in sparsely populated areas means many farm women are left trying to cope with the stress alone. Today County Lines introduces us to Annie’s Project, intended to build a community among rural women in Ohio.

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Dayton Mayor Endorses Effort To Put Background Checks For Gun Sales On Ohio Ballot

The group that’s collecting petition signatures to ask voters if the state shouldrequire universal background checks on gun sales says it plans to move full steam ahead. And the effort is getting a boost from the leader of Dayton where a mass shooting in Augustleft 10 dead, including the gunman.

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Left to right: VP Interim Executive Director, Dylan Pohl; members Deavon'te Hatch and Jeremy Hemming; VP Founder, Monnie Bush.
Jerry Kenney

Inside the large teal and tan building on Troy Street in Dayton, home to an organization called the Victory Project, there’s a lot that goes on.

VP founder and CEO, Monnie Bush is a former police officer who says he saw a need for the "alternative to the streets" program during his 15 years on the force.

Your Voice Ohio is hosting a series of forums for community members to discuss what topics they want to see politicians and the media cover during the next election cycle.
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

It was a Monday evening in a spiffy YMCA community room in suburban Springboro, Ohio, once a sleepy Shaker village, now a congested, upscale expressway exit between Dayton and Cincinnati.

About to begin was the 37th Your Voice Ohio community conversation, co-sponsored by local media in an experiment to better connect journalists with the communities they cover. Tables were optimistically set for 12 people. Only five showed up. 

Stats + Stories: Getting Introduced to Programming at a Young Age

Oct 12, 2019
Wendy Martinez has been serving as the Director of the Mathematical Statistics Research Center at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) for six years.
via Stats and Stories

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

In this Stats and Stories Short Episode, John Bailer is joined by regular panelists Rosemary Pennington and Richard Campbell from the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Miami University. Their guest is Wendy Martinez, incoming President of the American Statistical Association and also the Director of the Math Statistics Research Center at the Bureau of Labor Stat. 

UPDATE: A federal judge has ruled that opponents of the nuclear power plant bailout law can temporarily stop filing paperwork that discloses personal information about their signature gatherers. The group that wants to put the law before voters says the other side has been using that information to target their petition circulators.

Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s confident his STRONG Ohio gun violence package will be enacted into law, in spite of the chilly reception he’s gotten from both Republicans and Democrats.

Cedar Bog Nature Preserve in Urbana
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If you go up north to the Cedar Bog there is a non-scary night walk on the boardwalk called Boo in the Bog. It’s a non-scary night walk with learning stations along the way. Enjoy children's activities, face painting, storytelling and food. You can go there tonight and Saturday 7 to 9pm.

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Drive! It's WYSO's Fall Fund Drive and, to celebrate, your weekly musical multivitamin, the Jewel Case, is spinning our favorite covers of Beatles tunes. The Fab Four cast a long shadow over Music, and we'll be chasing it all over the map tonight, with interpretations from everyone from Aretha Franklin to Al DiMeola to Eddie Izzard to Soundgarden, and a whole bunch more.

David Lee Garrison reads his poem, "By the Light"

Take It Easy: A Teenager Talks About Love

Oct 10, 2019
A' Lise Melvin
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we meet A'lise Melvin, who will give us a glimpse of teen love during senior year, when emotions run high and the future is coming fast.

When I got to high school freshman year, I met this boy in my science class. He was funny. He knew how to get my attention even though he was short as heck; he was so short, his feet didn't even touch the ground while he was sitting in a chair. He was still fun to be around.

A new report says there’s a bird emergency in the air – climate change could eradicate two-thirds of the bird species now prevalent in Ohio by the end of this century. 

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