Community Voices

Radio stories by Community Voices Volunteer Producers

Pages

Community Voices
6:30 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Zoot Theatre And The Magic Of Puppetry

Human and puppet cast members during a rehearsal for Zoot Theatre Company's production of Animal Farm
Credit Mojgan Samardar

Puppetry is an ancient art form and here in the Dayton region, a contemporary theater group, known as the Zoot Theatre Company, is keeping the art form alive. Community Voices producer Mojgan Samardar spent time with the company members this spring as they prepared their version of George Orwell’s classic story: Animal Farm. 

Read more
Community Voices
10:03 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Family Reunions: A Tradition in Decline?

The last Over Family Reunion took place in July, 2014
Credit Ashley Appleman

Family reunions are a common summer tradition for many Americans. But what happens when a family tradition, spanning generations, starts to fade? WYSO Community Voices producer, Ashley Appleman, tells us the story of the 49th and final Over Family Reunion.

In July I traveled home to Woodbury, PA for the final Over Reunion. I must admit, I hadn’t gone for the past 10 years –school, moving out of state—it wasn’t a priority. However, attending this one was important to me– the end of a tradition I had known since childhood.

Read more
Community Voices
6:42 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Revisiting Occupy Dayton

Credit Hannah-Willow Shows / Flickr Creative Commons

In September, 2011, thousands of protestors gathered in Zucotti Park near Wall Street in New York City. Many thought the protest would only last a few days, but as videos of mass arrests and police brutality went viral, the situation quickly escalated and soon broadened. Community Voices producer, the late Kyle Pitzer revisits Occupy Dayton.

Read more
Community Voices
6:30 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Transitioning Ex-Offenders Back Into Society

Credit Michael Coghlan / Flickr Creative Commons

Twenty-seven percent of Ohio's ex-offenders go back to prison according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. That number is lower than the national average. Next year, a record breaking number of nearly 20 thousand ex-offenders will be released in Ohio. Community Voice producer Jonathan Platt has this story about one non-profit that is providing a way for ex-offenders to make the transition back into society.

Read more
Community Voices
10:30 am
Sun September 7, 2014

Rescuing Raptors At Glen Helen

Betty Ross examines an injured hawk.
Credit Renee Wilde / WYSO

The Glen Helen Raptor Center is a non profit organization which takes in about 150 injured or orphaned birds of prey a year. The Raptor Center is run by a former volunteer turned director, Betty Ross. For over 30 years she has been caring for injured birds, conducting public educational programs, and assisting state agencies with recovery efforts for endangered and threatened species.

So what kind of bird can you find here?  Hawks, owls, falcon’s, vultures, kites, osprey and eagles.

While we were talking, Harry Marsh brought in an injured, juvenile hawk. 

Read more

Pages