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.

Ways To Connect

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Modern families come in many variations. Youth Radio producer Jessye Beck Stones says that her family started as a blended family. Jessye and her half -brother Emerie feel lucky because in their home they have formed a loving family bond. She gets angry when adults assume that black fathers are not active in raising their children.

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DECA student Fatema Ahmed produced a story that captures her fond memories of growing up in Iraq. She reminisces about being with her family and enjoying a special holiday recipe that's been passed down through generations.

This series of Youth Radio stories was produced by the students of the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director Community involvement at DECA.

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Youth radio producer, Lawrence Brown says that his shyness was so severe that he had serious problems in grade school and no one helped. His dad offered patience and support that gave him the encouragement to blossom.

This series of Youth Radio stories was produced by the students of the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director Community involvement at DECA.

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It's been said for generations, parents just don't understand, especially when it comes to teenagers' music.  Whether it's rock n roll, punk,  heavy metal or hip-hop it seems that every generation has music that genre drives the adults crazy. DECA student Darrell White,  thinks that his family may be a little different.  Darrell says  he and has dad both love hip hop.  But as far as his mom is concerned, she's a Gospel fan.

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DECA Sophomore Omari Gaskins feels that as he gets older, he'll have to prepare himself to deal with racism in the real world. His family members share their experience, and Omari shares his feelings with on this weeks Dayton Youth Radio series.

This series of Youth Radio stories was produced by the students of the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director Community involvement at DECA.

A Teenager Champions Equal Rights For Women

May 21, 2015
Heather Ashley (Dayton Youth Radio)
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Heather Ashley is from Dayton and lives with her mom and dad, little brother and sister.  Her dad was laid off and is still unemployed.  The source of most of the family income is Heather’s mom, who works full-time. Heather has strong feelings about feminism.  Here’s project coordinator Basim Blunt – to introduce us:

Growing Up In Foster Care: One Teen's Experience

May 14, 2015
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Today in Dayton Youth Radio, project manager Basim Blunt introduces us to a teenager who grew up in foster care and shares some vivid memories of his experience.

 

18 year old Shakur Wortham told me that his whole life had been a lie. He had spent most of it in Foster Care and he's always had a hard time  getting close to people.

I knew he had a story inside of him but we couldn't get it on paper and we were running out of time. So one day we just went into the studio and hit record.

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For the class of 2015, graduation is drawing near. Many high school graduates will be leaving home, going off to college and some starting families. Ponitz Career Technology Center Media Arts senior Lucien Wright feels that many young black males have future plans career not based on reality but fantasy. 

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In preparing for the life skills he will need after graduation, Dayton Youth Radio producer King Jalaw Walker wanted to talk with two very important people to get some advice. If Jalaw doesn't change his ways, the Ponitz High School senior might miss out on his own graduation this spring. Here's his story:

Funding for the Dayton Youth Radio Project comes from the Virginia Kettering Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and The Dayton Foundation.

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Sierra Derrick is a senior in the Media Arts Program at Ponitz Career Technology Center. She had come to class with a serious and personal story idea. She wanted to share what it felt like when her home was broken into and the thief walked off with their flat screen TV. The most appalling fact for Sierra was that she felt many in her Trotwood neighborhood knew about the burglary but no one came to police in fear of being labeled a snitch

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