One week ago, Ohio Players frontman and virtuosos guitarist Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner passed away from cancer. He was 69. Bonner co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the Ohio Players biggest hits; Fire, Love Rollercoaster and Skin Tight. WYSO Community Voices producer Basim Blunt has put together this remembrance for this world famous Dayton musician.
For more information on tribute concerts and memorials being planned to honor the music and legacy of Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, visit the WYSO Boogie Nights page on facebook.
On today's program we speak with Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate and Director of African American Outreach with Priests for Life and Founder of King for America. She talks with us about her uncle - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
We'll hear a segment from King's 1965 commencement address at Antioch College.
Chase Jones, a student and graduate assistant in the office of multi-cultural affairs on the University of Dayton Campus, tells us about other MLK events in the Miami Valley
We've also got Poor Will's Almanack and Politics Ohio with Emily McCord