Community Voices http://wyso.org en Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Embraces Change http://wyso.org/post/yellow-springs-kids-playhouse-celebrates-20th-anniversary-embraces-change <p></p><p><em>This year marks the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse. It’s been called “children’s theater for adults” with topical themes, sophisticated humor, and clever songs. This year’s show, Superhuman Happiness, adapts the Greek myths of Ovid’s Metamorphosis to explore the role of change in kids’ lives today. The playhouse and artistic director John Fleming also face some major changes. Community Voices producer David Seitz has their story.</em></p><p></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 David Seitz 52278 at http://wyso.org Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Embraces Change Freedom Summer: Fifty Years and Remembering http://wyso.org/post/freedom-summer-fifty-years-and-remembering <p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:45:00 +0000 Dave Barber 51760 at http://wyso.org Freedom Summer: Fifty Years and Remembering Voices in the Fan http://wyso.org/post/voices-fan <p></p><p><em>It’s common for people hear things that go bump in the night. But have you ever heard country and western music coming from an inanimate object? Community Voices producer Renee Wilde shares her close encounter of another kind, along with an interesting way to use a potato.</em></p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:35:00 +0000 Renee Wilde 48596 at http://wyso.org Voices in the Fan Keeping A Native Roofing Tradition Alive http://wyso.org/post/keeping-native-roofing-tradition-alive <p></p><p><em>Spring is roofing season – time to check your roof for damage it may have sustained during the winter.&nbsp; Near the banks of the Great Miami River in Dayton, a man is making an unusual roof this spring, using materials most that most people would never consider. Community Voices producer Renee Wilde has our story.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p>Tucked between a busy interstate and a pair of train tracks lies a prehistoric site called the Sunwatch Indian Village, and in that recreated village something unusual is going on. An Irishman is keeping a Native American tradition alive.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 11:32:51 +0000 Renee Wilde 49387 at http://wyso.org Keeping A Native Roofing Tradition Alive The Emerald Ash Borer in Greene County Parks http://wyso.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-greene-county-parks <p></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:30:38 +0000 Reneee Wilde 48599 at http://wyso.org The Emerald Ash Borer in Greene County Parks