In the late forties, engineers, Hardy Trolander and John Benedict, and chemist David Jones wanted to solve problems through what they called good science. That led them to form Yellow Springs Instruments – or YSI in 1948. Trolander was appointed the company’s first President, and along with fellow Antioch alumn, David Case, YSI continued its mission of using good science until the company was sold in 2011. Hardy Trolander died on Friday, October 11th, and to find out more about the man and his legacy, I spoke with Malte vonMatthiessen, who became president of YSI in 1983 after Trolander’s retirement. We began by talking about the ‘good science’ that Trolander believed in.
In the news wrap, you’ll hear about steps WPAFB officials are taking in the wake of the Naval Base shootings in Washington D.C.
You’ll also hear the latest housing numbers for the Dayton region, including 6500 vacant and blighted structures in the city that still need to come down. In the last few years, national and state programs have been helping cities like Dayton tear down these homes, but those funding sources may be drying up.