Lewis Wallace

Reporter

Lewis Wallace comes to WYSO from the Pritzker Journalism Fellowship at WBEZ in Chicago, where he reported on the environment, technology, science and economics. Prior to going down the public radio rabbit hole, he was a community organizer and producer for a multimedia project about youth and policing in Chicago. Originally from Ann Arbor, MI, Lewis spent many years as a freelance writer, anti-oppression trainer, barista and sex educator in Chicago and in Oakland, CA. He holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Northwestern University, and he has recently expanded his journalism training through the 2013 Metcalf Fellowship for Environmental Journalism and the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources.

Lewis contributes regularly to NPR and Marketplace, and works in partnership with WBEZ Chicago on WYSO Curious/Curious City and as a freelance contributor. His work on the rollout of the federal Affordable Care Act for WYSO won two 2013 national Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) awards for continuing coverage (first place) and best news feature (second place).

Lewis is transgender and goes by the pronouns "he" and "him."

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The Economy & Business
6:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Lawsuit Questions Truth Of Kroger's "Simple Truth" Chicken Labels

A chicken farm. Chickens advertised as "cage free" may still be kept in cramped warehouses.
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 A California-based lawsuit against Kroger could become a class action including shoppers in Ohio. The dispute is over truth in packaging for Kroger’s line of chicken products known as Simple Truth chicken. Simple Truth is on Kroger shelves in green-themed packaging that says the chicken is cage-free and raised in a humane environment.

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Under Construction
6:00 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Shopping Local As A Way To Rebuild: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Catherine Crosby

Catherine Crosby heads the Dayton Human Relations Council.
Credit Dayton Human Relations Council

People in West Dayton and Trotwood, among other parts of the Dayton area, have seen scores of businesses boarded up, from banks to grocery stores to Best Buy and Target.

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The Economy & Business
6:34 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Moves Ahead With Major Revamp

Dayton Metro Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch is excited about the new library facilities to be funded by a voter-approved bond.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Dayton Metro Library system begins construction this spring on the first part of a major reorganization. The library board meets Wednesday to finalize the contract for the first of those projects, the E.C. Doren branch in Old North Dayton, and by 2017, neighborhoods all over Dayton will see smaller, older branches close or get renovated—and some big new libraries open up.

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Politics
6:11 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Miami Valley Residents To Protest Kasich’s New Voting Laws

Credit Columbia City Blog

A group of Dayton-area residents are holding an event Wednesday to protest state legislation they say limits voting rights.

 

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Wright-Patt
7:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Major Changes Possible For Air Force In 2015 Defense Budget

The nose of an A-10 Thunderbolt II ground support airplane, also known as a "Warthog." A-10's could be eliminated in the new military budget.
Credit Omono / Flickr

 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has announced some details about the proposed military budget to be released by President Obama next week, and the Air Force—including Wright-Patterson Air Force Base—could see some major changes in the coming years.

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