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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Advocates for low-income Ohioans say they’re concerned about yet another change proposed at the federal level for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP or food stamps.

Gov. Mike DeWine plans to reveal on Monday the official bill language on expanded background checks and red-flag gun confiscation, two major issues that have been at the center of heated debate in the aftermath of the Dayton mass shooting. 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:


Inside a large teal and tan building on Troy Street in Dayton, as I’m about to find out, there’s a lot that goes on. I’m here to meet Monnie Bush, a former police officer and the founder of Victory Project, which is a privately funded, faith-based 501(c)3 after-school program for boys and young men in Montgomery County. In this segment we meet 13-year-old Jeremy Hemming and 15-year-old Deavon’te Hatch, who give me a tour of the VP facility, and talk with Monnie about Victory Project’s mission and how it all got started.

Stats + Stories: Past, Present and Future of Statistics

Oct 5, 2019
Xiao-Li Meng, the Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics, and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Harvard Data Science Review, is well known for his depth and breadth in research, his innovation and passion in pedagogy, his vision and effectiveness in ad
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

This in Stats and Stories shot episodes, John Bailer from the Department of Statistics at Miami University is joined by Rosemary Pennington and Richard Campbell from the Departments of Media, Journalism and Film and guest Xiao-Li Meng. Meng is the Whipple V.N. Jones Professor of Statistics at Harvard University and also the Editor in Chief of the recently launched Harvard Science Review. 

Janeal Ravndal reads Jane Kretschman's poem “October Light”

Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience

If you’re a tinkerer, crafter, engineer or manufacturer and if you like to make stuff with your hands, the Make It Dayton Festival is for you. It’s at Dayton History’s Carillon Historical Park on Saturday and it will be a gathering of tinkerers, crafters, engineers and hobbyists who reflect Dayton’s heritage of invention and manufacturing.

To quote Mr. Mayfield: you don't need no ticket, just get on board. This week we're ridin' the rails; we'll be picking some of of our favorite train tunes from a near-inexhaustible supply of songs on the subject. I ask you: where else are you going to hear Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Scorpions on the same playlist? Only here, that's where. We'll save you a window seat.

The Montgomery County Children Services workers union on strike Sept. 23, 2019.
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Montgomery County Children's Services workers, who returned to their jobs on Tuesday, have voted to approve a tentative agreement to end a more-than-weeklong strike.

County commissioners are expected to vote on the agreement next Tuesday.

Under the agreement, employees would receive a 4.5 percent raise retroactive to April 1 of this year. Employees would also receive a $250 payout as part of the settlement deal. And all pay rates will be increased at the top level by 1 percent.

Julia Reichert
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On Wednesday evening in Columbus, Ohio, a special exhibit opened that features the 50-year career of Yellow Springs filmmaker, Julia Reichert. The Wexner exhibit is actually one stop on a national tour highlighting Reichert's work, which has focused in on a variety of "era-defining" issues of the human experience.

The leader of minority Democrats in the Ohio House says when the new human resources handbook came out last month, it was missing the clause that provided job protection for LGBTQ employees. She wanted to know why that clause, which was in previous handbooks, had been removed.