Today we begin a series of stories by WYSO Community Voices producers from the class of 2014. Our first story takes place in Yellow Springs, where Antioch College is creating an on-campus farm and building a solar array . The liberal arts college has a goal to create sustainable ways of living, but some villagers are unhappy with plans for the development of 35 acres on the south end of the campus. Antioch College student and Community Voices producer Wyatt Souers has the story.
Andrew Goodman was a young man from New York who went to Mississippi during the summer of 1964 to participate in the civil rights struggles that were taking place then in the South. Shortly after he arrived he vanished. Andrew and two other civil rights workers had been taken by members of the Ku Klux Klan and brutally murdered. Their bodies were found some time later.
The Antioch College Speech and Debate Club has made many accomplishments since it was created in 2012. Wyatt Souers talked to Admissions Director, and one of the founders of the group, Micah Canal, as well debate team member Amelia Gonzalez '17 and founding debate team member Sarah Goldstein '16. Listen in to hear all about how the club prepares for tournaments, their outstanding accomplishments, and how they went out to achieve so much in such a short amount of time.
Musician, dancer, singer, and songwriter Evie Ladin came by the WYSO studios with percussionist, dancer, and educator Keith Terry, who specializes in body percussion. Evie and Keith talk about how they first met at Antioch College, Keith’s unique music style, Evie’s previous experience as a dancer with Rhythm in Shoes, as well as their June 18th performance at the Glen Helen building here in Yellow Springs. Tune in to hear all of this plus four fantastic songs performed by Evie and Terry just for us.
Antioch College celebrated the news this weekend that the school is on the fast track to accreditation. The college was closed in 2008 by the board of trustees of Antioch University, and it reopened three years ago as a separate entity, driven (and funded) primarily by alumni who couldn’t stand to see the 162-year-old institution disappear.