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The Ohio Supreme Court will decide if a state law that says gun owners can’t use their weapons while drunk is constitutional.

Veterans' Voices: Preparing Future Leaders To Get Involved

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Phyllis Allen and Odell Graves

The Black Knights were a precision drill team within the JROTC program at Colonel White High School, now Thurgood Marshall High School in Dayton. The JROTC program and its drill team were started by Army veteran Odell Graves of Clayton. Retired English teacher Phyllis Allen asks Graves about his work with students.

Brooding hen with chicks
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Now it is possible that some listeners do not know about broody hens, and since this is clearly the month of the Broody Hen Moon, it may be helpful to discuss the subject here in the Almanack.

So anyway, what IS a broody hen. A broody person may be thoughtful and unhappy, moody and melancholy. But in Chicken World, Well, a broody hen is one that doesn’t want to give up her eggs. She wants them to hatch. That would seem reasonable, and if a rooster is about, and if the owner wants chicks, the broody hen can be a blessing.

National Anthem Tryouts at the Fairfield Commons Mall. Now in their 21st year, these tryouts have become a Miami Valley tradition, with hundreds of singers and musical acts vying for a chance to perform before Dayton Dragons baseball games.
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It might be cold out now, but spring is less than a month away. That means Dayton Dragons baseball is right around the corner. Over the weekend, the team held National Anthem Tryouts at Fairfield Commons Mall. WYSO’s Jason Reynolds was listening…

Deborah Williams is one of over 200 people that came to the mall to sing “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Williams is from a military family and says that when she sings the National Anthem, she thinks about the sacrifices service men and women make.

Mary Duncan was one of the first people to accept a free rideshare to the grocery store from the Old North Dayton Neighborhood Association. Duncan was spending two to three hours on city buses to shop at an affordable, full-service grocery store.
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

When a tornado tore through Old North Dayton on Memorial Day, one of the buildings destroyed was the neighborhood's last affordable, full-service grocery store.

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Laura Lengnick, soil scientist and the author of Resilient Agriculture: Cultivating Food Systems For A Changing Climate, says that climate change isn’t a calling out - it’s a calling in for all of us to pull together.