Community Voices

Radio stories by Community Voices Volunteer Producers


Arts & Culture
3:13 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton

During the 1970’s, a new genre of music called funk was making its way into the American mainstream and Dayton, Ohio was at the epicenter. Community Voices Producer Basim Blunt says that more funk bands came from Dayton, than any other place in the world. This story is about the world famous funk bands that hailed from the city’s West Side, and one community’s attempt to honor their legacy before the music fades.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:20 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Refugees Find A Place To Grow In Dayton

On a warm spring morning, a group of Burundian refugees gather on a Jefferson Township farm for the first day of planting. They work in pairs, turning the soil and tossing seeds into the earth. They’ll plant beans, corn, onions, tomatoes and various greens on the two acres, one of the largest community gardens in Montgomery County.

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Arts & Culture
11:52 am
Tue July 17, 2012

Dayton Sacred Harp Singers

Annaliza Cull at a local 'singing.'
Photo by Alan Staiger

It’s the human voice that’s the sacred harp.  When a group of voices get together and turn up the volume, it can rattle the walls and make you feel like you’re on the inside of a musical instrument.

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Arts & Culture
11:17 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Local Filmmaker's Homage to the 80's Slasher Film

"The Sleeper" on VHS

Recently released on VHS, The Sleeper is a new slasher film by local filmmaker Justin Russell. Justin created The Sleeper as an homage to a genre that peaked in popularity before he was even born: slasher films.

Slasher films are those horror films from the 1980’s where a maniac offs a group of attractive young people with a machete, or a pair of garden shears, or a shish kabob skewer.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Sun February 19, 2012

Dayton Knockout VIP Fight Night

Amelia Robinson

More than a dozen people who love the Dayton community have been beating each other up at Drake's Downtown Gym to support Dayton History and AIDS Resource Center Ohio. Dayton Knockout is a first-time charity event and VIP fight night. Boxers and Community Voices Producers Amelia Robinson and Kristen Wicker report.