Miami Valley StoryCorps

Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews are the result of WYSO’s collaboration with StoryCorps, the national oral history collection project that visited Dayton in the spring of 2010 and 2014. All the Miami Valley StoryCorps segments consist of interviews between two local residents.

(from left) Louise Smith, David Fleming and John Fleming
StoryCorps

On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we meet David Fleming who moved to Yellow Springs after Hurricane Katrina. In the StoryCorps booth, he talked with his nephew John Fleming and John’s wife Louise Smith about his childhood in New Orleans and how it influenced his artistic career.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Renee Wilde.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Ginger and Carmen Osenbaugh

Dec 31, 2014
StoryCorps

On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between two local people - who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we meet 11 year old Ginger Osenbaugh who spoke with her mother Carmen about how their family has been coping with Ginger's diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Mojgan Samardar.

We begin a new series today called Miami Valley StoryCorps. These are interviews recorded earlier this year when StoryCorps visited Dayton. Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing interviews between local people who visited the StoryCorps recording booth in West Dayton last spring.

Lori Gravley came for an interview with her son, Marshall. She wanted to hear about about his experience living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Will Davis.

Kim Clay and Vanessa Stanton-Clay
StoryCorps

In honor of StoryCorps founder Dave Isay’s visit to Dayton, we’re re-broadcasting some of our favorite Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews.

Kim Clay lost his job when GM closed its plant in Moraine, OH closed in December of 2008. When Kim and his wife Vanessa visited the StoryCorps booth in 2010, they were struggling with unemployment and the loss of their health insurance. They also attended the Oscars that year. Kim was both subject and cinematographer in the locally-produced documentary, "The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant." Kim and Vanessa live in Dayton.

Best of Miami Valley StoryCorps: Mary Morgan & Joy Schwab

Jun 13, 2013
Joy Schwab and Mary Morgan
StoryCorps

In honor of StoryCorps founder Dave Isay’s visit to Dayton, we’re re-broadcasting some of our favorite Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews, recorded in 2010.

Mary Morgan was the first woman to run for Dayton City Commission in 1969. She went to the StoryCorps booth with her long-time friend Joy Schwab, a librarian from Beavercreek, to talk about what led her to run for office. Morgan describes herself as an "Appalachian migrant anti-racist feminist."

(Originally broadcast October 20, 2010)

Elizabeth Cline and Doug Cline
StoryCorps

In honor of StoryCorps founder Dave Isay’s visit to Dayton, we’re re-broadcasting some of our favorite Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews, recorded in 2010.

In March of that year, Doug Cline experienced a major heart attack. He was only 51 years old. A month later, Doug and his wife Elizabeth went to the StoryCorps booth to talk about the moment that shook their lives and forced them to re-evaluate their day-to-day priorities.

(Originally broadcast November 20, 2010)

Dan Carl and Michael Castle
StoryCorps

The founder of StoryCorps, Dave Isay, is coming to Dayton for a WYSO fundraiser at the Schuster Center June 21.  StoryCorps is a national oral history gathering organization.  In honor of Dave Isay’s visit, we’re re-broadcasting some of our favorite Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews, recorded in 2010.

Ruby Nicholson and Jane Scott
StoryCorps

The founder of StoryCorps, Dave Isay, is coming to Dayton for a WYSO fundraiser at the Schuster Center on Friday, June 21st.  StoryCorps is a national oral history project.  In honor of Dave Isay’s visit, we’re re-broadcasting some of our favorite Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews, recorded in 2010.

Dave Isay on the National Day of Listening

Nov 23, 2011

This Thanksgiving, you're invited to take a moment to participate in StoryCorps' National Day of Listening.  Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps – the national oral history project you hear each week on Morning Edition. WYSO’s Sarah Buckingham talked with Dave Isay about the National Day of Listening, coming up November 25th, and how you can get involved.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Eunice Powell & Julia Bell

Jun 29, 2011
Julia Bell and Eunice Powell
StoryCorps

"Danny was born in ’46, and at that time they said he would never walk or talk. I have to laugh every time I say that because I was determined he was going to walk and talk."

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