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Senior Voices: Jim Rogers

Jul 18, 2018
Jim Rogers
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This week on Senior Voices, Jim Rodgers, who grew up in Belmont in the 1940s, recalled when the Moler’s Dairy was located on Smithville Road, back when the area was much more rural. He shared his memories of a perfect day and the unusual way he and his friends earned money for ice cream with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Dana Kragick.

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Senior Voices: John Johnson

Jul 12, 2018

This week on Senior Voices, John Johnson remembers a rich period in Dayton music history, and working in concert promotion back in the 1960s and 70s. One venue he worked at was the Palace Theater, which stood across North Main Street from the Victory Theater. John shared his story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Liz Anderson.

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Exploring Fashion, Costuming Through Men's Hats

Jul 9, 2018
Wittenburg University as Costume Shop Manager and Designer Debbie Henderson studies and collects men's hats.
Lauren Shows / WYSO

Debbie Henderson’s work space is a shrine to men’s headwear. Hats of every conceivable style and color are hung on coatracks and stacked half-a-dozen high on tables — they’re even tucked away on bookshelves. Colorful vintage hat boxes are displayed on high shelves that run the length of the room.

Senior Voices: Mary Jane Martin

Jul 4, 2018
Mary Jane Martin
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, Mary Jane Martin talks about her early life in rural Alabama, and has some good advice to pass on to her grandkids. She shared her story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Cynthia Wallace-King.

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The highland green 68 fastback Mustang was the star of the movie Bullitt.
Sicnag / Wikimedia Commons

Fifty years ago a movie director named Peter Yates and a young rising stare named Steve McQueen made a car into a movie star. The movie was called Bullitt. McQueen played a cop who drove a highland Green 68 Mustang fastback. 

Ice Cream Social Gives Taste of Rural Life

Jun 28, 2018
Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers perform at the DeWine Ice Cream Social.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Ice cream socials have been a summer staple for community gatherings and fundraisers since the invention of the creamy confection.  The first ice cream social documented in North America was in 1744 at a dinner party by Maryland Governor, Thomas Bladen. In 1802, Thomas Jefferson hosted the first Ice Cream Social in the White House.

Today on County Lines, Producer Renee Wilde goes to Cedarville, Ohio, Home of Attorney General Mike DeWine, to serve up a slice of rural Americana, a la mode.

Senior Voices: Bobbie Murphy

Jun 27, 2018
Bobbie Murphy
Senior Voices

Many Dayton area residents have warm memories of Old River Park, the 45 acre recreational area created in 1939 for NCR employees and their families and friends. Bobbie Murphy grew up in East Dayton, and she remembers going to Old River. She spoke with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, David Murphy, who also happens to be her husband.

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David Murphy (DM): Fond memories from your childhood that come to mind?

Senior Voices: Bertha Harris

Jun 20, 2018
Bertha Harris
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, Bertha Harris remembers a vibrant downtown Dayton, and working at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Located at First and Main, the Biltmore was one of the most well-known hotels in the country before it converted to senior apartments in 1981. More recently, Bertha’s strong family ties helped her through a life-changing experience. She shared her memories with Dayton Metro Library interviewer and project liaison, Janine Kinnison.

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Taking A Look At The Set Behind The Curtain

Jun 15, 2018
George Drake Jr. / WYSO

During his life, William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. And as the final production of their 2018 season, The Human Race Theatre in Dayton is tackling all of them in just over an hour and a half. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a comedy that’s part improv and part audience participation. Community Voices Producer George Drake, Jr. took a look behind the curtain to see how the set for the show came to life.

If you know anything about theatre, you know that a lot of the magic happens backstage.

Senior Voices: Dan Nagle

Jun 14, 2018
Dan Nagle
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, we meet Dan Nagle. Dan and his family have lived in Dayton for generations. He attended Chaminade High School and the University of Dayton before a stint in the Army and law school at Georgetown. Last September, he shared his story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Linda Pitzer.

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LINDA PITZER: Do you have a favorite thing about living in Dayton? Would you recommend it to other people?

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