The United States is a country of indigenous, emancipated and immigrant peoples. It has one of the most unique mixtures of cultures in the world. Are we afraid of our multiculturalism or is it the foundation of our lives? Community Voices Producer Venita Kelley explores the idea that cultural heritage and legacy matter to Americans.
People are enthusiastic about revealing the reasons they are who they are, why they understand events in the way they do, and why they do what they do if we ask, “What is your culture and how do you demonstrate it every day?”
Early in the 2014 baseball season, the minor league Dayton Dragons will sell out their one-thousandth consecutive ball game at home, a record in North American professional sports. There hasn’t been an unsold ticket for a Dragons game since 2000, when they played for the first time in the $23 million stadium built for them by the city. Community Voices Producer Stephen Siff and student-reporters Chris Cullum and Kathleen Sullivan explore Dayton’s love for these Dragons, and why it almost never came to be.
A new way of thinking about relationships is growing in the US. Polyamory is the ability to have romantic love for more than one person at a time. Dayton is home to a growing polyamorous community. Dayton is known for being a city of innovation and now that innovation affects relationships as well. A local group called Southwest Ohio Young and Poly was formed in response. Community Voices Producer Nicole Richter has the story.
A college degree is viewed as one way to gain access to a decent standard of living. To pay for it, most students and families will turn to student loans and the financial aid office at the college they attend. A field that few aspire to but many find rewarding, the director of financial aid plays a crucial institutional role. But who are the people that do this work? Where do they come from? WYSO Community Voices Producer Seth Gordon has one person’s story.