WYSO Weekend: October 27, 2013

Oct 28, 2013

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

  • In the late forties, engineers, Hardy Trolander and John Benedict, and chemist David Jones wanted to solve problems through what they called good science. That led them to form Yellow Springs Instruments – or YSI in 1948. Trolander was appointed the company’s first President, and along with fellow Antioch alumn, David Case, YSI continued its mission of using good science until the company was sold in 2011. Hardy Trolander died on Friday, October 11th, and to find out more about the man and his legacy, I spoke with Malte vonMatthiessen, who became president of YSI in 1983 after Trolander’s retirement. We began by talking about the ‘good science’ that Trolander believed in.
  • Gabriela Pickett and Judith Wolert-Maldonado stop by the studios to tell us all about the Dia de los Muertos celebration taking place in Dayton on Friday, November 1st.
    Gabriela Pickett (left) and Judith Wolert-Maldonado display art celebrating Dia de los Muertos.
    Gabriela Pickett (left) and Judith Wolert-Maldonado display art celebrating Dia de los Muertos.
    Credit Jerry Kenney
       Dia de los Muertos is a special day celebrated throughout Latin America, on which people remember loved ones who have died. The Dayton celebration will be in the Mexican tradition of celebrating with bright colors, imagery of calaveras (skulls) and more, but recognizes all Day of the Dead traditions. This is a free and family-friendly event. Find out more here.
  • On Monday, October 28, 2013 the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs will host a free screening of the documentary "More Than A Month." The movie is about ending the annual celebration of Black History Month. Community Voices producer Basim Blunt spoke with John Gudgel, one of the organizers of tomorrow's presentation.
  • We wrap up this month's series of faculty readings from the Antioch Writers' Workshop with Cathy Essinger.  She's the author of 3 books of poetry, and her work has been featured on The Writers' Almanac and Conrad's Corner here on WYSO.