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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.

Transcript:

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

Jack Long
Basim Blunt / WYSO

There’s school learning, and then there’s life learning.  And that is what happened when Jack Long sat down to talk to his family for Dayton Youth Radio.

All high school seniors go through a discovery period. We’re about to leave the home we grew up in and the people that surrounded us for eighteen years. So, we instinctively reflect back on our family and our parents.

Hickory Medical clinic in Bellefontaine is one of Ohio's first direct primary care offices.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Dr. Ryan Kauffman is a family physician working in Logan County. He started out in a traditional medical practice, working between 100 and 120 hours a week, week after week. 

Dr. Kauffman had reached the point where he was burned out. He didn’t have time to spend with his young family. He didn’t have time to spend with his patients. So this doctor decided it was time to make a bold change that would benefit both his family, and his community.

Senior Voices: Marilyn Nagle

Jun 6, 2018
Marilyn Nagle
Senior Voices

Today on Senior Voices, we meet Dayton native Marilyn Nagle. Last fall, she shared her rather unusual courtship story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer Linda Pitzer.

Transcript:

Marilyn Nagle (MN): My name is Marilyn Nagle. I was born in Dayton, Ohio at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 16th, 1933. And lived in Dayton all my life. My family goes back to the middle of the 1800s, from living in the Dayton and Minster area.

Arnold Adoff, Virginia Hamilton and their children Jamie and Leigh in 1971
Antiochiana

Just about every place has a local hero, a hometown kid who grew up to make their mark on the world. In Yellow Springs, Ohio, one hometown hero made her mark on the world of children’s literature.

Although she passed away in 2002, Virginia Hamilton’s legacy continues through her large and varied body of work written for young people. It’s also been kept alive by her husband Arnold Adoff, by her children Leigh and Jaime, and by the recent publication of a biography for young readers.

Senior Voices: Barbara Hayden

May 30, 2018

This week on Senior Voices, Barbara Hayden recalls growing up on the West Side of Dayton in the 1950s and 60s. Barbara was one of six children, and while they lived and went to school in Dayton, every summer, their parents dropped them off in a small Southern town where both of Hayden’s grandmothers lived. She shared her story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer Susan Brenner.

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Sydney Krane
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Growing up, for many young people, involves a little fear. But for some teenagers, fears can become so great that it becomes hard to have even a little fun.  That’s the subject of today’s Dayton Youth Radio, the first story from our newest class of young radio producers . They are students at Bellbrook High School. 

Senior Voices: Brenda Stone

May 23, 2018
Brenda Stone
Senior Voices

Most people of a certain age have clear memories of the war in Vietnam. This week on Senior Voices, we hear from Brenda Stone. Born in 1939 and raised in Jefferson Township, she worked at the Delco Products plant in Kettering for twenty years. Brenda shared her thoughts on the war and its impact with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Hadley Drodge.

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Mental Wealth: A Teenager Talks About Depression

May 17, 2018
Andrew Marrero
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Many students hide depression and at times, they don’t know the signs. Dayton Youth Radio producer Andrew Marrero decided he wanted to explore his struggle with depression and has our essay for today.

My name is Andrew Marrero, and I am a student at Stivers School for the Arts.  Music has been what's driven me my entire life. That's something I want to do. I want to write my own music, I want to produce my own music. I want to make my mark on the world through music.

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