The Antioch Word

  • Hosted by Tom Amrhein

The Antioch Word is a podcast for the Antioch College community, about Antioch College. It is written and produced by Antioch College students working at WYSO. For more information or answers to any questions contact wyso@wyso.org

 

  In this episode of the Antioch Word, you’ll hear interviews conducted by podcast co-host and  Miller Fellow Rachel Isaacson about the Nonprofit Leadership Institute for Community Action. The Nonprofit Leadership Institute for Community Action is an initiative funded by the Yellow Springs Community Foundation to help students at Antioch earn credit while they accomplish victories for humanity broadly and here in Yellow Springs.

During Antioch College's 2017 Reunion, alumni visited the WYSO studios and shared their stories with current Antioch students and WYSO staff members.  This edition of the Antioch Word features alumnus Gordon Fellman, class of 1957. In this interview with WYSO's Juliet Fromholt, Fellman talks about experiential learning at Antioch, how he grew as a person during his time at the College, and how teachers impacted his journey. He also talks about the campus climate during the peak of the McCarthy Era, when members of the community were under investigation for communism. 

During Antioch College's 2017 Reunion, alumni visited the WYSO studios and shared their stories with current Antioch students and WYSO staff members.  This edition of the Antioch Word features alumna Karen Mulhauser, class of 1965. In this interview with WYSO's Juliet Fromholt, Mulhauser talks about how a transformative co-op experience that helped her to build community, and she shares how being involved in the Civil Rights movement influenced her continued commitment to social justice.

In Transition: The Antioch Word Goes To Cuba

May 5, 2017
Lucas Bautista

Last quarter, The Word recorded Antioch’s Co-op Swap. If you’re not familiar with it, Co-op Swap is an event at which students who just came back from their respective co-ops share their experiences and answer questions from the audience. In past episodes, we have heard stories from all the panelists. But this time, we decided to zero in on the co-op story from Malka Berro '18 and Lucas Bautista '18.  

Tom Amrhein

In last episode of the Antioch Word, we explored community through Toni Jonas Silver’s Community Voices story about Gene the rat. This episode continues to look at the things that bring us all together, but this time, it’s about a place. Community Voices producer Frank Fortino ’17 takes us to the Emporium in Yellow Springs.

courtesy of Ruthie Lane

Antioch’s year-round schedule is sometimes grueling, and always exhausting. However, it also creates space for variation and diversity that more typical models don’t always facilitate. In this vein, The Word is undergoing a few changes. Episodes will now feature projects from people in the Antioch community such as students, staff, and faculty. We also remixed the theme song!

During Antioch College's alumni weekend in September, current students and past graduates participated in an open forum about their co-op experiences. In this forum, recorded by WYSO Miller Fellow Mari Smith, you'll hear perspectives from current students Lucas Bautista '18, Malka Berrow '18, and Catalina La Mers-Noble '18 and alumni Bruce Lebel '76, Karen W. Mulhauser '65 and Robert Goldsmith '76.

Last May at Antioch College, students of color filled the Coretta Scott King Center in secret to have a difficult discussion about race and culture. They called it a "day of disappearance". The idea was to show the college what a day without people of color, or POC would look like. Community voices producer and Miller Fellow Mari Smith     sat in on the day of disappearance and spoke with the participants to hear their experiences. 

  Sonia Sanchez, a prominent black rights activist and critically acclaimed poet, came to the Dayton area to speak at Wilberforce University's 160th anniversary celebration. Sanchez is best known for her part in helping create the first Black studies program in higher education. She came to the WYSO studio to speak with Gabriel Civil, a performance arts professor at Antioch college. The two reflect on Sanchez's life,her poetry and the black arts movement through years of change and intergenerational influence.  

 

Courtesy of Antioch College

A pivotal part of the Antioch experience is leaving the campus once a year to go on co-op somewhere around the world. Antioch College's second year students (the class of 2018) recently returned from co-op and shared their experiences during a special edition of Community Meeting called Co-op Swap. WYSO hosted the event with Juliet Fromholt moderating the discussion, and WYSO Miller Fellow Mari Smith recorded the students' responses.

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