Basim Blunt

Project Coordinator, Dayton Youth Radio and Host, Behind the Groove

Basim joined WYSO as a member of the 2012 Community Voices program. His work has earned him a “New Voices” Scholar award by (AIR) Association of Independents in Radio. Basim has produced the award-wining documentary Boogie Nights: A History of Funk Music in Dayton. He also is the Production Coordinator for Dayton Youth Radio in addition to hosting Behind the Groove.

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Hannah Williams
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Hannah Williams, a student at Tecumseh High School in Medway. She tells us about her brother Wesley who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

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Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear the first in a series of new stories from the students at Centerville High School. Many of us have memories of that one teacher who made a profound impact on our education.  Nathan Eide reflects on Ms. Hall.

Blair Elmore
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear from Blair Elmore who produced this story last spring during the presidential primary season when he was a senior at David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center.

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On this week's Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story Naja Long, a student at the Dayton Early College Academy, about the memory of her grandmother.

Naja Long is a student at the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director of Community Involvement at DECA.

The Test: A Teenager Prepares for College

Oct 14, 2016
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have a feature from the David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center about the pressures teens face when it comes to college admissions testing.

Marcellous Woods is a graduate of Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Jibri Croon
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Ponitz Career Technology Center student Jibri Croon about teens having fun before it's time to grow up.

The Way I Feel About Music: A Teenager Reflects

Sep 15, 2016
Alexandra Spitz
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we meet Alexandra Spitz, a Yellow Springs teenager, who shares a love of music with her mom.

Alexandra Spitz is a student at Yellow Springs High School.  Special thanks to Eli Hurwitz, Library Media Specialist at Yellow Springs High School.

Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from Virginia W. Kettering Foundation.

Mickel Miles
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Ponitz CTC student Mickel Miles. He’s concerned about what he sees as a shortage of entertainment options for teenagers in downtown Dayton and spoke to community and city leaders for ideas.

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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Deonna Parker, a student at Ponitz Career Technology Center, about the double standard she sees between boys and girls around the topic of sex. 

Parents of small children may want to know that this story features very frank conversations between teenagers about sex.

Deonna Parker is a senior at Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Triston Rodgers
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear a story from Triston Rodgers, who came to Springfield needing a lot of help.  He got the support he needed from a caring group of strangers - and a very special grandma.

To learn more about the Springfield Center of Innovation's YOU Media Center, visit their website:  http://www.getcareerconnected.org/the-center/#inside-the-center. Special thanks to Renee Stratton and Dan Gummel.

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