Community Voices

Radio stories by Community Voices Volunteer Producers

Enter The Man Cave

Sep 11, 2012

Men, once rulers of the world, nowadays have become equals to women and, in some cases, relegated to a back seat. One reaction to this social reality? The man cave. Increasingly common throughout the United States, there are TV shows, websites and books dedicated to these spaces designed by and for men. But why in this era of “Hey, girl!” has a space for male bonding become so important?

Eco-Artist Basia Irland Visits Dayton

Sep 9, 2012
Dennie Eagleson

Antioch College and the University of Dayton have teamed up to sponsor a visit by environmental artist Basia Irland this September and again next March. Irland is known internationally as a pioneer in the field of “eco-art”. She conducts community-oriented projects designed to aid in restoring the health of waterways. Irland’s project for the Dayton region began with a summer exhibition of artwork at Antioch’s Herndon Gallery, and continues in September with events at the University of Dayton.

Confronting The Woods Bully

Sep 4, 2012
Wally Rehm

At the Glen Helen Nature Preserve near Yellow Springs, there’s a problem. For decades, non-native plants such as bush honeysuckle have been taking over the understory of the forest.

Sam Salazer on Wheels' New Album

Aug 31, 2012

Community Voices producer Alan Staiger speaks with Sam Salazar from Yellow Springs band Wheels following their CD release show at Canal Street Tavern for Big Feeling.  The new album adds keyboards and a bit of percussion to the band's string-based lineup and was funded entirely by a Kickstarter campaign. 

Wheels will perform as part of the Downtown Dayton Revival Music Festival, September 8th and 9th in downtown Dayton.

PTSD In Partners Of Sex Addicts

Aug 28, 2012

Combat veterans aren’t the only people to suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Research by Dr. Barbara Steffens, of West Chester Ohio, shows a high instance of PTSD in the partners of sex addicts. Community Voices Producer Judy Whelley has more.

PTSD begins with a traumatizing event, often exacerbated by additional trauma. The condition is complicated by the re-experiencing of the trauma when triggered by stimuli associated with the trauma.

Winnie Fiedler's Fountain of Youth

Aug 22, 2012

Some of the world's most beloved artists are noted for having had a creative rebirth later in life. The phenomena has been written about and studied by art historians, who characterize it by artists taking more risks with their work, and quickly getting to the heart of what's being expressed.

Community Voices Producer Alexis Larsen introduces us to one local woman who tapped into her creative energy later in life and found that it has become a fountain of youth, and yielded an extraordinary body of work and a new lease on life.

Several new beer-makers are setting up shop in the Miami Valley thanks to a state law that makes it easier to start micro-breweries and distilleries. For Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear in Yellow Springs, a love for beer and a passion for science and art come together to bring you the Vitruvian Brew Company.

Everything But The House

Aug 7, 2012

Most of us find it difficult to grieve the passing of a loved one.  When our parents die it can be especially difficult, leaving us with regrets, guilt and other unresolved feelings.  We expect it.  But what about their stuff? The tangible objects our parents have accumulated over a lifetime?  What happens to all of it?  Community Voices Producer Mark Babb visited with Everything But the House, an online estate auction company in Cincinnati, as they sorted through the possessions of a recently deceased couple, to try to find out what we leave behind and what it says about us.

Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton

Jul 31, 2012

During the 1970’s, a new genre of music called funk was making its way into the American mainstream and Dayton, Ohio was at the epicenter. Community Voices Producer Basim Blunt says that more funk bands came from Dayton, than any other place in the world. This story is about the world famous funk bands that hailed from the city’s West Side, and one community’s attempt to honor their legacy before the music fades.

Refugees Find A Place To Grow In Dayton

Jul 24, 2012

On a warm spring morning, a group of Burundian refugees gather on a Jefferson Township farm for the first day of planting. They work in pairs, turning the soil and tossing seeds into the earth. They’ll plant beans, corn, onions, tomatoes and various greens on the two acres, one of the largest community gardens in Montgomery County.

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