Basim Blunt

Host - Behind the Groove

Basim joined WYSO as a member of the 2012 Community Voices program. His work has earned him a “New Voices” Scholar award by (AIR) Association of Independents in Radio. Basim has produced the award-wining documentary Boogie Nights: A History of Funk Music in Dayton. He also is the Production Coordinator for the 2014 ReInvention Stories series in addition to hosting Behind the Groove.

Dayton Youth Radio
7:59 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Dayton Students Respond To Beavercreek And Ferguson Police Shootings

Students from Ponitz Career Technology Center pictured with WYSO's Basim Blunt on the students' first visit to the WYSO studios for youth radio classes that turned into Dayton Youth Radio.
Credit Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

This fall, WYSO expanded its community voices radio production training to include high school students at David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center and founded Dayton Youth Radio.

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Health
10:08 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Call & Response: Tackling The Miami Valley's Heroin Epidemic

Credit www.heroinaddiction.com

The Miami Valley is in the midst of a heroin epidemic.  In this edition of Call & Response, host Daryl Ward and Dr. Abdullahi Mubarak from the Cornerstone Project discuss causes and treatment options for families and residents affected by the heroin crisis.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Sun May 18, 2014

Call & Response: Malcolm X's Legacy In Dayton and Beyond

Slain civil rights leader Malcom X would have been 89 years old on May, 19th.

Call and Response is an African American produced show about the Miami Valley. It is a program that stimulates and engages the core WYSO audience while speaking especially to listeners of color. Call and Response is an opportunity to share in the collective history of the multicultural community we call home.

Host Daryl Ward is one of the most recognizable voices and community leaders in Southwest Ohio. Dr. Ward lives and works in West Dayton, where he serves as pastor of the Omega Baptist Church in Dayton View.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:15 am
Wed April 30, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Jim Bucher

Jim Bucher is well-known to most Miami Valley residents.  He spent thirty years as a photographer, reporter and TV personality on WDTN Channel 2.  But, changes in the media landscape brought changes to Jim’s professional and personal life.  WYSO’s Jerry Kenney has this week’s Reinvention Story.

Major funding for the second season of ReInvention Stories comes from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation with support from Wright State University CELIA fund, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation and Antioch College.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:15 am
Wed April 9, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Don Domineck

Today on ReInvention Stories, we go to the Dayton View neighborhood, northwest of downtown, and meet Don Domineck.

He remembers good times in the 1960s: growing up in a close knit family in a neighborhood that was economically vibrant. But everything changed in the 1980s, when the city faced an epidemic of crack cocaine use, and Domineck himself became addicted.

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