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Lewis Wallace

Lewis Wallace comes to WYSO from the Pritzker Journalism Fellowship at WBEZ in Chicago, where he reported on the environment, technology, science and economics. Prior to going down the public radio rabbit hole, he was a community organizer and producer for a multimedia project about youth and policing in Chicago. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, Lewis spent many years as a freelance writer, anti-oppression trainer, barista and sex educator in Chicago and in Oakland, CA. He holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Northwestern University, and he has recently expanded his journalism training through the 2013 Metcalf Fellowship for Environmental Journalism and the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources.

Lewis contributes regularly to NPR and Marketplace, and works in partnership with WBEZ Chicago on WYSO Curious/Curious City and as a freelance contributor. His work on the rollout of the federal Affordable Care Act for WYSO won two 2013 national Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) awards for continuing coverage (first place) and best news feature (second place).

Lewis is transgender and goes by the pronouns "he" and "him."

For some high school kids, figuring out a plan after senior years is as simple as apply to college and go, or start looking for a job.

Kids are an invisible presence in most prisons.

The Dayton Public School district has announced the launch of a new office for males of color. It’s modeled after projects in Oakland, California and in Minneapolis designed to address racial disparities in education as well as suspensions and expulsions. The district’s chief of school innovation, David Lawrence, spent time in both of those districts and spearheaded the launch here.

Tyra Patterson was arrested at age 19 in a high-profile murder case in Dayton—15-year-old Michelle Lai was shot and killed during a scuffle between two groups of teenagers, some of whom Patterson was acquainted with.

Donald Trump held a rally outside Dayton Saturday morning, after canceling his appearance in Chicago the night before, due to what he said were safety concerns. His appearance was disrupted several times by protesters, who appeared to act alone as they interrupted his speech.

Around 30 Dayton residents were at the City Commission meeting Wednesday to talk about neighborhood investment.

The Dayton Public School district is in the middle of a few major transitions: the district is facing failing grades from the state, and the possibility of a takeover if the district doesn’t improve test scores over three years.

The Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) has announced its list of priority projec

Sinclair has become the first community college in the country to join a federal research consortium on unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or drones.

Events are taking place around Dayton this week to help people sign up for health plans through the federal Affordable Care Act marketplace. This year the deadline is Jan. 31 to get a plan through the federal government, and what’s different this time is that the fines if you don’t get insurance go up quite a bit. Obamacare requires adults to get health insurance one way or another—many have become newly eligible for Medicaid in Ohio.

Today WYSO Curious takes on a question that’s simple, but also age-old. It involves a feature familiar to Yellow Springs locals: the actual springs after which the town is named.

The forecast for Thursday is clear, but cold—below 10 degrees this morning with a high of just 26. We'll be announcing some school closings and delays on air. 

As of now, Dayton Public Schools are open, as are Springfield and Yellow Springs. Benjamin Logan Local Schools, Preble Shawnee, Tri-County North, Twin Valley and Wilmington City Schools are on two-hour delays.

Guns and gun owners have been back in the headlines following

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