Welcome to WYSO Weekend, the home of WYSO produced news and features! On today’s program, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s occasional art series, Culture Couch. See full details below.
- The two major party candidates - Trump and Clinton - have dominated the daily news cycle since receiving their party's nominations in July. This week we spoke with Dan Zink, Montgomery County Development Director for the Ohio Libertarian Party about their presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson.
- William Shakespeare famously said “ all the world's a stage” and Jonathan Crocker has taken those words to heart. For the past 26 seasons, this Yellow Springs native has been performing in front of thousands of people from a pit of mud. Jonathan is the founder of the “Theatre in the Ground” troupe. Their original adaptation of Beowulf has been performed well over 2000 times at Renaissance Festivals across the country. Community Voices Producer Renee Wilde digs into the story.
- The Dayton Ballet is getting ready to put on a show about a man who is ageless. And the challenge is how the ballet will bring this centuries-old story to longtime fans and entice new ones. Culture Couch’s Lauren Shows has been back stage.
- Dayton’s premier car show is the annual Concours d’Elegance, where every vehicle has earned an invitation to be on display. Last month, more than six thousand people strolled the field at Dayton's Carillon Historical Park, which held over 200 restored and antique cars. Community Voices producer Jim Kahle was one of them, and he found a display of miniatures vying for their own award.
- On this week's Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story Naja Long, a student at the Dayton Early College Academy, about the memory of her grandmother.
- Bill Felker brings clarity to the living world around us.