WYSO Weekend: March 25, 2018

Mar 25, 2018

Despite growing awareness about the dangers of concussion, sports-related brain injury is common among student athletes. And, the diagnosis of concussion often depends on a symptom-screening test that’s subjective. In today’s installment of our Scratch innovation series, we hear about a new Dayton-based mobile app designed to make concussion screenings more objective. WYSOs Jess Mador reports its creators hope the app could keep more injured players off the field -- safe from repeated concussions and potentially fatal brain damage.



Migiwa Orimo is a visual artist in Yellow Springs. The work she creates in her studio, might end up in a traditional art gallery – or carried through the streets during a political protest. Because alongside her formal studio work, Orimo makes protest banners. She’s been showing her art work in galleries for over 30, years but recently her banners were included in an exhibition of protest art called “Still They Persist.” Through the two separate practices—formal studio art and protest banner making—Orimo demonstrates harmony between artist and concerned citizen. Community Voices producer Tess Cortés visited her in her studio in Yellow Springs and brings us this story.


It is the time of year when homeowners think about landscaping and lawn maintenance. And some of them may plant new trees. Dayton Power & Light has a few things they’re asking residents to keep in mind when planting their trees.  Holly Wiggins is the director of community and corporate social responsibility and DP&L. We talked to her about the company’s Right Tree, Right Place program and this year’s recipients of of the annual grant finding that DP&L provides area communities.


Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from the David H. Ponitz CTC High School. The country has been talking nonstop about sexual assault and harassment. And it turns out, this is a conversation young people are having - and urging others to join them.  


This week on Senior Voices we meet lifelong Daytonian Andy Heins, who grew up in North Dayton, near Hara Arena and the Salem Mall. He remembers being a student at Meadowdale junior high when the Dayton City Schools were desegregated. Andy talked with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Nancy Messer. This series is made possible through the generous support of the Del Mar Healthcare Fund of the Dayton Foundation.


Bill Felker brings us this week's Poor Will's Almanack.