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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.

Ways to Connect

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.

Anna Mullin
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Dayton Youth Radio returns today with a story from Anna Mullin, a Yellow Springs High School student who will be voting for the first time in this year's election.  She's taking her opportunity very seriously and thinks other young people should do the same.  She spoke with her parents and other community members about their experiences at the polls.

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

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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we’ll hear from Dayton Early College Academy student Jameka Swain about being black and proud of her culture.   Jameka says she demonstrates this everyday through her natural hairstyle.

Jameka Swain is a junior 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.

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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story from Dionna Powell, a senior at David H Ponitiz Career Technolgy Center, about her adjustment to life in a blended family.

Dionna Powell 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/

Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from Dayton Rotary Foundation, the Fred and Alice Wallace Charitable Foundation, and the Iddings Foundation

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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a feature from David Lambes, a senior at David H Ponitz Career Technology Center who was raised by his grandparents and is now ready to graduate.

David Lambes 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/

Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from Dayton Rotary Foundation, the Fred and Alice Wallace Charitable Foundation, and the Iddings Foundation

It's Just Family: A Teen Reflects On Adoption

Apr 21, 2016
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear from a teenager from Yellow Springs High School. Her name is Olivia, and she's exploring what being adopted means to teens.  She speaks with her parents and younger brother to learn more in a feature entitled "It's Just Family".

Olivia Brintlinger-Conn  is a student at Yellow Springs High School.  Special thanks to Eli Hurwitz, Library Media Specialist at Yellow Springs High School.

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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear reflections from DeAnte McGlown, a student at Dayton Early College Academy who's trying to get the support he needs, after coming out to his friends and family.

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