More than a hundred years ago, there were two young men at Central High School in downtown Dayton who became lifelong friends. Their lives were both tragically short, but full of consequence. One became Dayton’s first licensed African American doctor—the other the world’s first internationally acclaimed African American poet. Community Voices Producer Leo DeLuca has a story about Dr. William A. Burns, known as “Bud,” and his friend, Paul Laurence Dunbar.
The term Liar’s Club dates back to the late 1800’s. It describes small groups of friends -usually men- who get together at local pubs, coffee shops, and restaurants to hang out and gossip about the local community, and discuss world events. Today on County Lines, producer Renee Wilde met with a group of retired farmers at their local liars table at Beans-nCream in Cedarville, Ohio.
At least 82 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 leaving small town communities scrambling to provide lifesaving services. That’s not an easy task, and to find out why, Side Effects’ Bram Sable-Smith traveled to one Missouri town that lost its hospital two years ago.
Today on Senior Voices, we meet two West Dayton elders who took part in Rebuilding Together Dayton’s Fixit Kit Program, a project that provides home rehabilitation for low-income seniors, so they can stay in their homes and live in warmth, safety and independence. First, we hear from 87-year-old Veda Renshaw, who moved to Dayton from Springfield in 1978, and she’s staying put, as she told Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer Alan Staiger.
Most of us know our culture’s classic myths and fairytales about Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Little Red Riding Hood: But how does it feel when a young person learns the truth about the stories handed down from generation to generation? This week on Dayton Youth Radio we'll find out from one teenager who has some strong feelings about how parents lovingly mislead their kids.