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7:38 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Why Wilberforce? The History Of The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

This “Why Wilberforce?” brochure listed the reasons an African American museum should be located in Wilberforce, Ohio, home Wilberforce University, Central State University, and Payne Theological Seminary.
National Afro-American Museum

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce opened its doors 26 years ago this April. Rediscovered Radio’s Jocelyn Robinson found historic audio in the WYSO Archives, and offers a look at how the museum has fared over the years.

Back in the fall of 1980, WYSO News aired a story on the National Afro-American Museum project. Even then, according to reporter Brian McCormick, the museum had been in the works for a long time:

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Commentary
6:30 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Spring Flowers and Climate Change

Credit Richard Barrett-Small / Flickr Creative Commons

Climate change is already being felt by natural systems around the world – and locally. We can see how flowers react to temperatures as they first emerge in the spring. And now, we have a specific record for our area. For more than three decades, one avid local gardener has been keeping a diary of the first-flowering date of many species in her yard, like snowdrops, crocuses, bleeding hearts and crab apples.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Conrad's Corner: April 10, 2014

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "The Mentor."

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Music
5:35 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Ohio Brass & Electric Live on Kaleidoscope

Ohio Brass & Electric

Combining a classic rock and roll sensibility with a danceable horn section, the 10 members of Ohio Brass & Electric brought their full sound into the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  In between songs, the band spoke with host Juliet Fromholt about its formation, the logistics of being a large band and how they choose what songs to perform

Ohio Brass & Electric will perform at Peach's Grill in Yellow Springs on Saturday, April 19th.

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Books
1:24 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Book Nook: The Bosnia List - a Memoir of War, Exile, and Return, by Kenan Trebincevic

When Kenan Trebincevic was eleven years old he was living with his family in a city in northern Bosnia. Then war broke out in the former Yugoslavia.  The Trebincevic family's peaceful existence was shattered. They were Muslims. Their city was directly in the crossfire between warring factions of Serbs and Croats. The brutal ethnic cleansing of Bosnia had begun.

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