Around the Miami Valley

Around the Miami Valley
6:30 am
Wed April 16, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Jerry Bowling

This week on ReInvention Stories, we meet Jerry Bowling, a lifelong resident of Dayton’s McCook Field neighborhood, the area around North Dixie Drive. Bowling is active in his community as the president of the neighborhood association and leader of a local environmental advocacy group. But, while working to reinvent his neighborhood, Bowling has also had to reinvent himself.

 

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Around the Miami Valley
11:32 am
Tue April 15, 2014

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Tours I-75 Project

The I-75 project, which began in 2007, is expected to be completed in 2017.
Credit Jerry Kenney

Federal Transportation officials were in Dayton on Monday to highlight the city’s I-75 revitalization project.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is touring several cities around the country where major road construction projects are taking place.  At the stop in Dayton, Foxx noted that the I-75 project is getting done with federal, state, and local dollars.  

The Secretary also said that several of the nation's transportation funding programs are set to expire and he called on Congress to support a long-term transportation bill to keep projects like I-75 going. 

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Around the Miami Valley
3:06 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Local Runner Shares Boston Marathon Bombing Experience

The Wedderburn family of Xenia
Credit Wayne Baker / WYSO

It’s the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. Over a dozen runners from the Miami Valley will participate in this year’s race, which will take place next week. Leslie Wedderburn from Xenia is one of them.

Wedderburn had always wanted to run in the Boston Marathon. She loves to run and had done some shorter races before in preparation. Last year's event would be her first full marathon.

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Commentary
12:15 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

What's Great in Dayton: April 11 - 17, 2014

Volunteers at Garden Station.

On Saturday, 9:30 to noon, in Memorial Hall there is a workshop Justice & Equality In Dayton: Launching a Movement to Challenge Economic Injustice. No registration or fee required. Just come.

Sunwatch is having two presentations on Saturday. At 10:30 you can learn all about how and why the gold objects were used by four cultures in the ancient Andes. And at 2pm enjoy an afternoon of Native American flute music with Grammy and Nammy award winning performer Joseph FireCrow.

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Rediscovered Radio
7:38 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Why Wilberforce? The History Of The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

This “Why Wilberforce?” brochure listed the reasons an African American museum should be located in Wilberforce, Ohio, home Wilberforce University, Central State University, and Payne Theological Seminary.
National Afro-American Museum

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce opened its doors 26 years ago this April. Rediscovered Radio’s Jocelyn Robinson found historic audio in the WYSO Archives, and offers a look at how the museum has fared over the years.

Back in the fall of 1980, WYSO News aired a story on the National Afro-American Museum project. Even then, according to reporter Brian McCormick, the museum had been in the works for a long time:

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