April Laissle

April Laissle is a graduate of Ohio University and comes to WYSO from WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio where she worked as a weekend host and reporter.  There, she reported on everything from food insecurity to 4-H chicken competitions. April interned at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco, where she focused on health reporting. She also worked on The Broad Experience, a New-York based podcast about women and workplace issues. In her spare time, April loves traveling, trying new recipes and binge-listening to podcasts. April is a Florida native and has been adjusting to Ohio weather since 2011.

Since President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees, uncertainty has become the norm for the agencies that work to resettle refugees in the United States. In Dayton, that job falls to the organization Catholic Social Services.

A Dayton attorney says local immigrant families are rushing to file paperwork to bring relatives to the U.S. before Congress makes any changes to current laws.  

While Congress debates immigration reform, one Dayton immigration lawyer says many Miami Valley DACA recipients are confused about their options.

Many Dayton residents vented their frustrations about the upcoming closure of Good Samaritan Hospital at a NAACP-hosted public forum over the weekend.

Across the country, many school districts are grappling with declining enrollment. Many of these districts are opting to shutter schools in an effort to save money.

After more than two months, Dayton Public Schools has reached a separation agreement with superintendent Rhonda Corr.

 

President Donald Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech Tuesday include Miami Valley welders who have benefited from his tax overhaul.

Early redevelopment plans for the Montgomery County Fairgrounds were unveiled yesterday by Premier Health and the University of Dayton.

A task force of community leaders and city officials gathered for the first time Wednesday to discuss potential school closures at Dayton Public Schools.

One year after thousands of people took to the streets of downtown Dayton to participate in a local offshoot of the Women’s March on Washington, Miami Valley activists will once again gather at Courthouse Square.

Joy Schwab, of the Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance, was expecting about 300 people to show up to last year’s Women’s March.  Instead, 3,000 people descended upon downtown Dayton to protest the Trump administration, and show support for issues like reproductive rights and racial justice.

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