Basim Blunt

Project Coordinator, Dayton Youth Radio and 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 Dayton Youth Radio in addition to hosting Behind the Groove.

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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we’ll hear from Dayton Early College Academy student Jameka Swain about being black and proud of her culture.   Jameka says she demonstrates this everyday through her natural hairstyle.

Jameka Swain is a junior at the Dayton Early College Academy. To learn more about DECA, visit the school's website: http://daytonearlycollege.org/  Special thanks to Anne Rasmussen, Director of Community Involvement at DECA.

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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story from Dionna Powell, a senior at David H Ponitiz Career Technolgy Center, about her adjustment to life in a blended family.

Dionna Powell is a senior at Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from Dayton Rotary Foundation, the Fred and Alice Wallace Charitable Foundation, and the Iddings Foundation

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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a feature from David Lambes, a senior at David H Ponitz Career Technology Center who was raised by his grandparents and is now ready to graduate.

David Lambes is a senior at Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from Dayton Rotary Foundation, the Fred and Alice Wallace Charitable Foundation, and the Iddings Foundation

It's Just Family: A Teen Reflects On Adoption

Apr 21, 2016
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear from a teenager from Yellow Springs High School. Her name is Olivia, and she's exploring what being adopted means to teens.  She speaks with her parents and younger brother to learn more in a feature entitled "It's Just Family".

Olivia Brintlinger-Conn  is a student at Yellow Springs High School.  Special thanks to Eli Hurwitz, Library Media Specialist at Yellow Springs High School.

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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear reflections from DeAnte McGlown, a student at Dayton Early College Academy who's trying to get the support he needs, after coming out to his friends and family.

From Smooth-Ban To Hitman: A Teen's Transformation

Mar 24, 2016
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio we'll meet Branley Femuels, a Senior at Ponitz High School in Dayton. He's a 2015 Associated Press Southwest Ohio All-District football star, but before he found success on the football field, he found trouble on the streets of his neighborhood.

Branley Femuels is a senior at Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Darnell Terry
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This week we begin our second season of Dayton Youth Radio with a story from Darnell Terry, a senior at David H Ponitz Career Technical Center in Dayton.  Darnell believes in budgeting his money and talks to his friends about their financials habits and offers a bit of dating advice.
 

Darnell Terry is a senior at Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Hope Road performers rehearse for their upcoming show about Harlem.
Hope Road Organization

Theater at its best can address universal themes for the audience and the actors: the struggle for human dignity, relationships, conflict.

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Sha'tera Wilcoxson is a junior at the Dayton Regional STEM School, a gifted student, and an accomplished singer but unfortunately these talents could not protect her from being teased and tormented by her peers.  Sha'tera says that she has persevered through that period in her life, and now she has gained self confidence needed to succeed. She has written and produced a public service announcement for the PACER Organization to encourage all of us to help put an end to bullying.

 

A Teenager Cautions Those Driving While Texting

Jul 16, 2015
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Jordan Durham thinks that texting while driving is very dangerous and he wants both adults and teenagers to stop this behavior. The statistics are shocking, there are an estimated 6000 deaths per year due to texting while driving and teenagers are at a greater risk. Jordan hopes his pubic service announcement will get others thinking.

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