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Kim John Payne is the best-selling author of the much-quoted Simplicity Parenting book (he popularized the term, "Helicopter parent").  He has done considerable anti-bullying work as well, reframing it as "social inclusion." His anti-bullying work has become the official protocol for dealing with such issues in Great Britain. He is also a champion of experiential learning and really restraining children's screen time. 


No Tribe and the Nobody People on Excursions 3/15/13

Mar 15, 2013

No Tribe and the Nobody People will be among the six bands performing at Antistoch: a Benefit for WYSO 91.3 on Saturday at the Glen Building. All proceeds from the even will go to support WYSO.

No Tribe and the Nobody People include Nate Shermer on drums and Ian Powers vocals and guitar. Powers has been playing in various bands for the last ten years and began guitar only last December. This is Shermer's first experience in a band. The duo began playing together recently and will be bringing their sound to Antistoch this Saturday. 

Gin Soaked Angels on Excursions 3/14/13

Mar 14, 2013

The Gin Soaked Angels are the next in the series of guests on Excursions this week to talk about Antistoch: A Benefit for WYSO 91.3. The even will take place at the Glen Helen Building located at 405/505 Corry St. in Yellow Springs. All proceeds from the even will go to support WYSO.

Gin Soaked Angels are Tony Powers and Ryan Stenson on guitar and vocals, Dakota Wright on the bass, Micah Mapes on the base. Powers and Stenson met at an open mic night in Yellow Springs and Mapes joined a few months after. Wright joined after their original bass player moved out of town. 


Antioch College says that a new conservation land easement will ensure that Glen Helen near Yellow Springs will be forever preserved and open to the public.

It's first of two phases designed to protect the popular recreational destination.  WYSO's Licensee, Antioch University was a co-granter on the easement.  Both the University and College worked with the Trust for Public Land to complete the deal. 

Nick Boutis with Antioch College is Director of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute.  He says protecting the Glen has been a priority for decades.

WYSO Turns 55

Feb 8, 2013

Fifty-five years ago, on February 8, 1958, WYSO began broadcasting. 

It was students who did all the legwork to get the station licensed and ready.  After many years of un-licensed, unofficial broadcasting on the campus of Antioch College, WYSO went on the air with 19 watts of power.  They gathered expectantly on the second floor of the student union building in the new studios.  At 8pm, Bruce Johanson, script in hand, stepped up to the microphone.

Meme: Culture in Transmission is currently showing at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus. The Creative Director of the gallery, Dennie Eagleson and one of the exhibit's contributing artists, Will Davis, talked with Nikki Dakota on Excursions about the exhibit. The idea for the exhibit grew up around the concept.

Long before there was a WalMart and many of the other discount store chains that we know today there was the A&P chain of grocery stores. Marc Levinson initially approached this writing project with the intention of writing a biography about the two brothers, George and John Hartford, who guided the A&P through many decades and changes. When Levinson began his research he quickly changed course after he realized that George, the older brother, had led such a secretive life that he wasn't a substantial enough subject for a biography.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 21, 2012 featuring the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Justin Howard of the Black Box Theatre in Dayton about bringing improv to Dayton

- Jerry Kenney speaks with performers participating in a free performance of Olivier Messiaen's Until the End of Time.

- PoliticsOhio: Neuhardt On Sequestration, Delphi, And Her Race Against Mike Turner

- An encore presentation of Kettering's 11th Hour's performance during WYSO's Fall Fund Drive.

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Singer-songwriter David Wilcox has a long history with Yellow Springs and WYSO, having attended Antioch College.  He returns to the area ahead of a performance in Springfield to lend support to WYSO's Fall Membership Drive, sharing songs and stories with Niki Dakota.

David Wilcox will perform with Susan Werner on Friday, October 12th at Kuss Auditorium in Springfield.

Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" won the National Book Award in 2010. Gordon is a 1966 graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In this second segment of our two part interview Gordon reads from a
novel she published in 1990 that was inspired by her time in Yellow Springs. She also talks about the Antioch College professors who inspired her. And she offers listeners a glimpse of some of the themes from a novel which she is currently writing.