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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.

Ways to Connect

Daylan McKinney
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We've been doing Dayton Youth Radio for about 3 years now on WYSO and through this program, project manager Basim Blunt has met almost 100 high school students. It seems like more than ever, teens want to talk about the effect their parents' divorce had on their lives. Here's a story about divorce with a small twist from Ponitz Career Technology Center Student senior Daylan McKinney.

I’m 17 years old and a former athlete. I used to play basketball for Ponitz, and I played from freshman to junior year. Then I stopped playing.

Alexis Jones
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story about a teenage daughter's relationship with her father. It's from Alexis Jones, a senior at Centerville High School.

In 2016, at the beginning of my junior year, I had a crisis.

It started when my mom met her new boyfriend. They were both from the Dayton area so they spent a lot of time together, and they decided to move in with each other. I had no say in their decision

Lovely Nalls
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Somethings never change, like the rollercoaster ride of emotions our teenagers face when they fall in love. Here's a story about romance and high school from a student at Ponitz Career Technology Center.

Damarco Brooks
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Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from a Centerville High School teenager who finds closure about a family mystery.

Ben Roth
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This week is the season finale of Dayton Youth Radio.  Miami Valley School student Ben Roth talks about his relocation to a different part of the country. 

Ben Roth is a student at the Miami Valley School. Special thanks to Lindsey Cummings, social studies teacher at the Miami Valley School. Learn more at the school's website:  http://www.mvschool.com/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Jacquelyn Adkins
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Stivers School for the Arts graduate Jacquelyn Adkins about life as a student athlete with an eating disorder.

Jacquelyn Adkins is a graduate of Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: http://www.stivers.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Silver and Gold: A Teenager Cares For Her Grandfather

Jun 29, 2017
Maya Smith-Custer
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Stivers School of the Arts graduate Maya Smith-Custer about her best friend, her grandfather.

Maya Smith-Custer is a graduate of Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: http://www.stivers.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Princess: A Teenager Talks About Her Hero

Jun 22, 2017
Tiffany Pauley
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story by Tiffany Pauley from Stivers School for the Arts, about how her neighbor transformed into her hero.

Tiffany Pauley is a student at Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: http://www.stivers.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Christopher Patriqin
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Christopher Patriqin at David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center about his family ties.

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

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

The Big Swim: A Teen Athlete Talks Body Image

Jun 1, 2017
Jeffrey Wallace
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This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from Stivers School of The Arts senior Jeffrey Wallace about overcoming his insecurities and finding self confidence on the swim team. 

Jeffrey Wallace is a student at Stivers School for the Arts. Special thanks Leslie Rogers and Eva Maksutis of the Creative Writing Magnet. Learn more at the school's website: http://www.stivers.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

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