WYSO Weekend: August 3, 2014

Aug 3, 2014

On this week's edition of WYSO Weekend:

  • WYSO's been looking at water this month. And in Dayton, water is both an environmental issue—and an economic one.  Other parts of the country are facing major water shortages, and climate change is expected to make the heat and extreme dry conditions worse. That’s bad news for states like California. Maybe not for places with lots of water—like Dayton. Lewis Wallace took a look at why city officials here think Dayton might be sitting on blue gold.
  • Maya Nye is an Antioch College graduate who was working on campus in January of this year when a chemical spill in her homestate of West Virginia left approximately 300 thousand people without drinkable water.  Nye returned to West Virginia shortly after the spill where she serves as executive director for an organization called  People Concerned About Chemical Safety.  Maya Nye visited Yellow Springs this week for Antioch College global seminar on water and joined host Juliet Fromholt in the studio.
  • This week we begin a series of stories by WYSO Community Voices producers from the class of 2014.  Our first story takes place in Yellow Springs, where Antioch College is creating an on-campus farm AND building a solar array . The liberal arts college has a goal to create sustainable ways of living – but some villagers are unhappy with plans for the development of 35 acres on the south end of the campus.  Antioch College student and Community Voices producer Wyatt Souers has the story.
  • Bill Felker with Poor Will's Miami Valley Almanack
  • WYSO Curious investigates why Dayton has produced so many inventors and inventions.

  • Dayton innovation proved crucial A hundred years ago, when the world was racing headlong into war in Europe. Aviation was a new and untried tool for military leaders – and it soon became a powerful weapon. Aviation commentator Dan Patterson tells us more.