Arts & Culture

Clark County Historical Society

Tom Stafford is a journalist with more than 35 years experience at the Springfield News Sun. The reporter-turned-playwright has written a play about the closing of Crowell-Collier Publishing in Springfield. The closure meant the loss of 2,250 jobs just before Christmas of 1956. It was a major blow to the city and its residents.

The Wright-B Flyer
Jerry Kenney/Wright State University

Pulitzer Prize winning author, David McCullough, has written a new book about the Wright Brothers – it’s a window into the world of the two young men who gave mankind one of it’s greatest achievements – flight.

Lori Gravley reads Marian Schwilk-Thomas' poem, "Abundance of Silence."

A Teenager Champions Equal Rights For Women

May 21, 2015
Heather Ashley (Dayton Youth Radio)
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Heather Ashley is from Dayton and lives with her mom and dad, little brother and sister.  Her dad was laid off and is still unemployed.  The source of most of the family income is Heather’s mom, who works full-time. Heather has strong feelings about feminism.  Here’s project coordinator Basim Blunt – to introduce us:

Hailing from Wilmington, Ohio, brothers Cullen and Myles Corcoran perform together as the Vibrant Troubadors.  The duo visited the WYSO studio for a live performance on Excursions and chatted with host Niki Dakota about writing, recording and finding their instruments. 

Vibrant Troubadors will celebrate the release of their debut album on Saturday, May 23rd at the Oregon Express.

Having spent years performing with bands, Mark Cantwil decided to embark on a solo career as a singer-songwriter.  Cantwil visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope sharing material from his latest album Diggin On You as well as new material.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about the transition to being a solo performer, recording and more.

Mark Cantwil will perform at Miami Valley Music Fest, Hog Jam and other festivals this summer.

Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Day's End."

StoryCorps

On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today, we hear WYSO's Jazz Night host Dave Barber interview his friend Jerry Gillotti, owner of Gilly's, a jazz club in downtown Dayton.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Renee Wilde.

Janeal Ravndal reads Joy Schwab's poem, "Lessons."

What Is Pickleball? The Antioch Word Hits The Court

May 18, 2015
Odette Chavez-Mayo

In the Antioch College Wellness Center, there is a game called pickleball, and if you frequent the gyms as well as Studio B, you could stumble onto a game. A bright green ball whizzes back and forth as it is hit, and the noise echoes and cracks off of the walls.  Pickleball is gaining popularity at the Wellness Center, and Ellie Burck went to the Antioch and Yellow Springs community to learn more about the sport.

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