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


Louis Eckert
Senior Voices

Over the past decade the neighborhoods that make up what is known as Old North Dayton have been transformed with the arrival of immigrants from countries such as Turkey and Russia. Immigrants have been central to the development of Old North Dayton since their arrival as laborers in the early twentieth century. Today on Senior voices, lifelong Daytonian Louis Eckert, who is of German and Polish descent, recalls growing up there in the 1960s and 70s. He spoke with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Carol Jackson.


"The Epic of Gilgamesh" is an ancient tale. It is probably the oldest story that we know about. It was discovered during the 19th century when some clay tablets were unearthed in the Middle East. The story had been written on the tablets in cuneiform characters and over the intervening years has been translated numerous times. Some of the tiles were missing fragments but most of the story had survived intact.

Airborne Outfitters is a veteran-owned and operated camping supply company.
courtesy of Jason Evatt

Today on Veterans Voices we hear from a Beavercreek Air Force veteran, Jason Evatt. He’s the founder of a web store called Airborne Outfitters, which makes and sells camping supplies.  Evatt’s business grew out of his determination to overcome PTSD.


Conrad's Corner: October 2, 2018

Oct 2, 2018

Conrad Balliet's reading of Robert Paschell's poem, "On Dreams."

A rendering of a completed onMain Imagination District.

Premier Health and the University of Dayton have unveiled a new name and concept for the former site of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. The 38 acre site is to be known as onMain: Dayton’s Imagination District.

The site will serve as a mixed-use community of residential, commercial and retail establishments, though Premier and UD officials say the district will not be designed as a retail and shopping destination like The Greene or Austin Landing.

Craig Self, Chief Strategy Officer at Premier says onMain will complement revitalization going on in Dayton already.

Sarah Clay, a 31-year-old recovering heroin addict, with three of her four children
Maddie McGarvey / WYSO

WYSO’s Recovery Stories series brings you conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid crisis. Today, we meet Urbana 31-year-old Sarah Clay.

In 2007, Sarah met her husband Justin. 

“We worked together at a factory. We hit it off pretty quickly. We moved in and I was pregnant within four months,” Sarah says.

Their family grew to include four children. But everything soon changed when the couple fell deep into opioid addiction.  

Republican Mike Dewine and Democrat Richard Cordray
via twitter

The Republican and Democratic candidates for governor met for their second face-to-face debate, this time taking questions from an audience and via social media at Marietta College.

fall corn field against a cloudy sky
Michael Patterson / Flickr Creative Commons

Driving south toward the river valley, I head into an autumn thunderstorm. The soybeans are yellow, and the corn is old. Most black walnut trees are bare, fruit exposed and swinging in the rain. Small white asters and goldenrod are in late bloom; chicory is still open.

Travis Irvine was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.

The Libertarian candidate for governor has weighed in on Ohio Issue 1, known as the Drug and Criminal Justice Policies Initiative. In a statement Monday, Travis Irvine called the ballot measure “imperfect,” but “a step in the right direction."

A look inside the Beacon House, a residential treatment facility in Wooster.
Dan Konik

Ohio’s U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown are proposing a major policy shift for residential treatment facilities. The bipartisan proposal gets rid of the Institutions for Mental Disease exclusion, which bans any additional Medicaid funding for treatment centers with more than 16 beds.

Addiction recovery advocates say the change in Congress will help treatment centers open their doors to more people in need.