It’s smaller than your thumbnail, but the destruction it can cause is huge. The shiny green Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle native to Asia and Russia. It has been traveling from state to state, catching rides on firewood, and then settling in to eat away at the Ash Tree.
The Greene County Parks and Trails department is currently cutting down 3,000 dead Ash Trees which have been killed by this insect. That’s going to dramatically change this part of Ohio. And no one knows this better than two naturalists who work there.
It's the time of year when ghost and ghouls are on the mind. but for some folks in the Miami Valley, the spirit world is a year-round occupation. Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows takes us to Springfield to meet Darin Hough, who quit his job to open Ghost Hunting Source, a store that sells paranormal investigation equipment.
“Well, I've been selling the equipment online for about six or seven years now,” Darin Hough says, “And it's just gotten bigger and bigger every year, so I just thought I'd try and take the next step.”
The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors turns seventy-five this year and to celebrate DSPS will offer seventy-five hours of artist demonstrations from October 21 through November 24. Community Voices Producer Will Davis gives us a preview.
Marylyn Hart is a life-long resident of Dayton, and a painter. I recently visited Marylyn in her studio, which is a room brimming with books and music and colors and shapes.
Over the last few years, due to pressure from the film industry, more and more movie theaters have been converting their projection method from 35 millimeter film to digital. While many small and independent theaters have been struggling to adapt, drive-in theaters in particular are at a crucial moment in this nationwide transition. Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows takes us to Dayton's Dixie Twin Drive-In to find out why.
I was only 2 years old in August of 1963, when those 250 thousand people converged on Washington. They traveled by car and train and chartered bus. Some just walked or hitchhiked. They came from all over the country.
Early in the day, at the Washington Monument, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez lead the crowds in singing "We Shall Overcome," and they proceeded to march peacefully to the foot of the Lincoln Memorial for more music and speeches. Mahalia Jackson sang, as she often did at Dr. King's request, and then Dr. King came to the podium.