Members of the West Dayton Clergy Community Coalition, from left: Robert Jones, David K. Greer, Rev. Rockney Carter, Bishop Richard Cox and Richard Clay Dixon.
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West Dayton Clergy, Activists Organize Ahead Of Good Samaritan Hospital Closure

A coalition of West Dayton religious leaders and activists says it's considering a lawsuit to block Premier Health from closing Good Samaritan Hospital. The decades-old hospital is slated to close its doors for good July 23. The emergency department will close at noon July 19.

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Wittenburg University as Costume Shop Manager and Designer Debbie Henderson studies and collects men's hats.
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Exploring Fashion, Costuming Through Men's Hats

Debbie Henderson’s work space is a shrine to men’s headwear. Hats of every conceivable style and color are hung on coatracks and stacked half-a-dozen high on tables — they’re even tucked away on bookshelves. Colorful vintage hat boxes are displayed on high shelves that run the length of the room. Debbie’s love of costume design began in the eighth grade, and has followed her throughout her life; she’s worked for 32 years at Wittenburg University as Costume Shop Manager and Designer for...

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Stats + Stories: Feeling The Earth Move

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Kathyrn Miles on the set of Stats+Stories
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

We are nestled in the rolling hills of southwestern Ohio, in the middle of the Midwest. While we might get the occasional tornado, we are mostly safe from hurricanes, tsunamis, and long stretches of subfreezing temperatures, but what about earthquakes? This is the subject of today's episode of Stats and Stories. Stats and Stories. Richard Campbell, chair of media journalism and film, is joined by regular panelist John Bailer, chair of Miami Statistics Department. Their guest is Kathryn Miles, a journalist, prolific science writer and college professor, and she's author of four books including Super Storm, Nine days inside Hurricane Sandy. Her most recent book is Quakeland - On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake. She apparently knows a lot about natural disasters. 

The Voss Hoss Cruisin is tonight, 5 to 9pm at Voss Used Cars, 99 Loop Road in Centerville. In addition to seeing all kind of Hot Rods there are Door Prizes, a 50/50 Raffle, lots of Music and Local Food.

Here's the deal: I was going to do "Up & Down" as this week's theme- until an initial list of songs came to about 9 hours of music, that is. So, we're gonna split things up; this week we present "up" songs. Next week will "down"'s turn. Hank Williams to Coltrane to Parliament to Van Halen- all weighing in. Get up, stay up. But first...


A recent WYSO investigation revealed thousands of kindergarten through third grade students are suspended each year. State data also show school officials remove children of color from the classroom much more often than white children.

Attorney: Charges Dropped Against Stormy Daniels

Jul 12, 2018

Updated: 1:27 pm, July 12

The attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels says prosecutors have dropped all charges against her following her overnight arrest at an Ohio adult club.

Silas House returned to the program to discuss his new novel "Southernmost." The last time we had Silas on the show it was when he had just published his novel "Clay's Quilt." That was far too long ago.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
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For the first time, the Republican candidate for governor is stating clearly that he would keep Medicaid expansion for all 700,000 Ohioans covered under it. Mike DeWine says he’s been supportive all along, but his opponent says that’s not true.

While accepting the endorsement of the Ohio State Medical Association, DeWine said he’d keep Medicaid expansion but that he’d reform it, including adding work requirements and wellness incentive programs.

“Look, there’s no change. What we have said is, all along, is that it had to be reformed,” DeWine said.

Conrad's Corner: July 11, 2018

Jul 11, 2018

Cathy Essinger reads Myrna Stone's poem, “The Hourglass”

M. Ross Perkins will release his new EP later this summer.
Stephanie Baker

M. Ross Perkins joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota in the studio for a live set on Excursions.  They talked about his upcoming performance at Adventures Fest and forthcoming new EP.

M. Ross Perkins will perform at Adventures Fest on July 21. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1341255296006535/

The Pinkerton Raid will perform at Dayton's South Park Tavern.
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Durham-based band The Pinkerton Raid visited the WYSO studios for a live set o Excursions ahead of their performance at Dayton's South Park Tavern.  The band talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their new album Where the Wildest Spirit Fly and more.

The Pinkerton Raid will perform at South Park Tavern with OldNews on July 11. More details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2231367827148951/