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“Someone gave me a job as a tattoo apprentice and within six months I had my own shop.”

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Tattoos and Tax Season: Last week was the deadline for filing tax returns. It was also the start of the busy season for tattoo artists, as people trade in their tax refunds for new ink. Renee Wilde visited a local tattoo parlor to tell us this story.

Wilberforce Tornado Stories: This spring, the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce is partnering with WYSO to collect and broadcast oral histories of the 1974 tornadoes that killed 34 people in Greene County. In the fifty years since the disaster, much attention has been paid to the impact on Xenia, but the town of Wilberforce was also badly affected, including Central State and Wilberforce universities. Today you’ll hear from Wilberforce University graduate Jerome Haney, who came to the school just months after the tornado in the fall of 1974.

Brownfield remediation: Montgomery County will receive a million dollars from the state to clean up brownfields. And there’s an extra pot of money for pollution sampling and cleaning up these blighted properties. For this round of financing, the Montgomery County Land Bank has proposed seven projects worth approximately $4 million. These are pending state approval. WYSO’s environmental reporter Adriana Martinez-Smiley spoke with Land Bank Executive Director Paul Bradley to learn more about the significance of this work.

Air Force Museum for Everyday People: Everyday People is our series that spotlights often invisible or overlooked jobs and the people who do them and who shape the fabric of our daily lives. Today, Renee Wilde introduces us to the people who are the backbone of the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Our weekly walk on the wild side: Our program concludes today with Bird Note and Bill Felker’s Poor Will’s Almanack.