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


Julia Keller returned to the program to discuss the latest installment in her series that features Bell Elkins. These books are set mostly in the small town of  Acker's Gap, West Virginia. As this series has moved forward Bell Elkins has experienced quite a shift in her position in the world. Bell used to be the county prosecutor. Then she put herself in the position of allowing herself to be convicted of a murder and she was sent to prison. As this story begins she has been released from prison and has returned to Acker's Gap to rehabilitate herself.

For more than 100 years, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, served Dayton residents at its sprawling location along the banks of the Great Miami River. The hospital took in patients after the Great Dayton Flood and responded to the early 20th century Spanish Influenza outbreak. St. Elizabeth’s made treating poor or uninsured patients a priority. And then, in 2000, the hospital shut down. Now, West Dayton residents have also lost Good Samaritan Hospital, another decades-old medical center.

Conrad's Corner: September 30, 2018

Sep 30, 2018

Noah Falck reads his poem, "Half Time."

Audrey Hackett reads her poem, "The Story of Nothing."


This weekend in Dayton brings a unique fundraising event for brain tumor awareness: Billi's BElievers BODYpalooza - A CUREageous Fitness Fundraiser. Event organizer Billi Ewing, a 4-year brain tumor survivor and local gospel singer, spoke with Niki Dakota on WYSO's Excursions about the event and her organization.

Historical photos of St. Elizabeth's Hospital at the Special Collections and Archives Center at Wright State University.
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Much of what remains of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital can be found on the fourth floor of the library at Wright State University. Old staff photos, patient intake records, and weathered maps of the hospital’s campus are all kept at the Special Collections and Archives Center at the university. The artifacts were donated to the school after the hospital closed.

“The hospital had three separate pieces of land...it was gigantic,” says archivist Bill Stolz, who helps maintain the collection. “They had an orchard, animals, and a small working farm.”

Blues musician Guy Davis
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Celebrate the beginning of the fall season and learning about the force that causes falling - gravity. Activities and demonstrations take place and allow everyone to experience the concept of gravity in a variety of situations. This is at The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, on Saturday, 9am to 3pm.

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4,854 people died of accidental drug overdoses in Ohio last year, according to official stats from the Ohio Department of Health. That’s more than 13 people a day, and a 20 percent increase over 2016. But, Gov. John Kasich says there is still some good news in those numbers.

It's hard to believe that, in the nearly-3-year history of The Jewel Case, we've never done car songs as a theme. That changes tonight at 8 Eastern. Join us for "MOTORVATIN'": 2 hours of tunes about cars and driving from everyone from The Dixie Hummingbirds to Rush to Lightnin' Hopkins to Public Enemy, and loads more to boot. Hop in- we're all gassed up and waiting.

Another Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio plans to make public the names of priests who have been accused of sexual abuse.

The Catholic Diocese of Columbus said Wednesday it intends to release a list within the next few months that will include priests who've been credibly accused of abuse, both living or dead.

The diocese says in a statement that the diocese understands it's an important step to restore confidence in the church and its clergy.