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Get the latest on Ohio's ballot measures and races for governor, Senate and House.

A new program is coming to WYSO.  Hidden Brain from NPR begins this Sunday, October 7 at noon.

You Bet Your Garden had a good, long run thanks to all of the listeners who've supported it, but WHYY has cancelled it.

We love the Hidden Brain at WYSO, and we think you will too.

The host is Shankar Vedantam, a familiar voice on NPR news.  The program is a friendly combination of science and storytelling for curious people who want to understand the world, current events and themselves.

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The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting on Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. A full Senate vote on the nomination is expected as early next week. Watch the proceeding live.

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

Shaun King speaks at Antioch College's Freedom to Vote rally
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The Freedom To Vote rally was held Sunday on the Antioch College campus in Yellow Springs. It was hosted by the College's Coretta Scott King Center and its purpose was raise awareness of the importance of voting and to provide the the opportunity to register to vote.

Civil rights activist and author Shaun King was the keynote speaker.  He told the crowd of more than 250 people that it takes more than a good idea to support a cause.

WYSO is a partner in the Southwest Ohio Your Voice Ohio project. It's a collaborative effort to produce more relevant, powerful journalism based on the needs and ambitions of Ohioans and Ohio communities.
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We want to hear your ideas on how to bring new vibrancy to the Dayton-Springfield-Middletown area.

Who are we? Your local news media. About 50 Ohio news outlets have partnered in the Your Voice Ohio project to find new ways to listen to citizens of our communities and represent them better in our work. Newspapers, radio and TV in the Dayton-Springfield-Yellow Springs area are among them.

The University of Dayton will host the first gubernatorial debate between Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine.

"The University is honored to be selected to provide a venue for civil discourse about issues facing our state and excited about the opportunity to showcase the University of Dayton statewide," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina said in a written statement.

Conrad Balliet, host of Conrad’s Corner on WYSO for 25 years, died Saturday.
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Conrad Balliet, host of Conrad’s Corner on WYSO for 25 years, died August 18, 2018. He was 91.

Balliet was an Army veteran who fell in love with poetry while stationed in Germany.  He went on to teach poetry as an English professor at Wittenberg University for 30 years, and was known as a scholar of William Butler Yeats’ life and poetry.

After his retirement from Wittenberg, Balliet began hosting Conrad’s Corner, sharing his love of poetry with WYSO listeners.

The Montgomery County commission Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a sales tax increase.

The quarter-percent rise was proposed earlier this year as part of a plan to address the county's previously forecast 2019 $9 million budget gap.

Boosting the sales tax is expected to generate an estimated $19.1 million in revenues, Cathy Petersen, the county's communications director, says.

It’s set to take effect in October.

Remembering John McChesney

Jun 12, 2018
Jo Ann Wallace and John McChesney at the WYSO studio in the 1970s
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John E. McChesney (1940-2018) was News Director for WYSO in the 1970s. John taught literature at Antioch College (1968-74). He was a member of the Antioch Radical Studies Institute.