On this week's edition of WYSO Weekend: April Laissle talks with Antioch University officials about the school’s restructuring, we’ll bring you an interview with Dayton History about some upcoming summer programs, Poor Will’s Almanack and more.  Full details below.

Miami Valley Hospital

Miami Valley Hospital has revealed the source of the lead contamination that has been plaguing its water system since mid-June.

 The hospital’s leadership team says the contamination was caused by a nearby construction project. A major water line that feeds part of campus was located near Warren and Brown streets, the site of ongoing road construction work. Officials think sediment from the project got into the line and contaminated the water.

Lori Gravley reads her poem, "Olivene."

Over the past few years, Antioch University has undergone several changes, starting with its separation from Antioch College in 2009. The most recent has been the university system’s decision to dismiss the presidents of each of its five campuses nationwide and eliminate all campus boards of trustees. Each individual campus will now be primarily overseen by a provost.  The larger system will now be managed by the the Antioch University Board of Governors and Interim Chancellor Bill Groves.

Mary Jo White reads her poem, "Two Notes From the Universe."

Fred Bartenstein Celebrates Ralph Stanley

Jul 8, 2016
Larry Miller, Wikimedia Commons

This week Tom Duffee sat down with Fred Bartenstein, a local bluegrass performer, historian, and author. Together they celebrated the life of Bartenstein’s intimate friend, the musician and singer Ralph Stanley. Stanley died on June 23 at the age of 89.

The Dayton Women's Rights Alliance provide donations of tampons and other feminine hygiene products to women who are homeless. And, their It's That Time of the Month Again benefit is tonight at the Yellow Cab Building, in Dayton. The event features food, raffles, local craft beer on draft and live music. Entry is $5 or the equivalent in tampon/sanitary pad donations.

Now based in Nashville, Griffin House stopped by the WYSO studios on a visit to his hometown of Springfield, Ohio.  House performed live on Excursions and chatted with Niki Dakota about his local musical roots, life on the road and more.

Griffin House will perform at Veteran's Amphitheater Park in Springfield on July 8th. 

Springsfest is a new music festival from Great Guys Entertainment and Yellow Springs Brewery making its debut in the village on July 9th.  Festival organizer Conor Stratton visited the WYSO studios to talk about the event and share some music from the performers.

Springsfest 2016 is Saturday, July 9th at the John Bryan Center in Yellow Springs.  More information at:

After the overwhelming success of the debut Pure Acoustic showcase, the Yellow Cab will host a follow up show on Saturday, July 9th.  The Yellow Cab's Jeff Opt visited the WYSO studios to talk about the show, which features no microphones or amplifiers, live on Excursions.  He was joined by Charlie Tipton, who played live on the air.

Pure Acoustic 2 is Saturday, July 9th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.