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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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Around the Miami Valley
6:45 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Landfill Controversy Subject Of Public Forum

A public forum Wednesday in Springfield is the latest in an ongoing debate over how to clean up a Clark County landfill. Residents have been at odds with the US Environmental Protection Agency for years over how to clean 300,000 gallons of industrial waste at the Tremont City landfill.

Now, The EPA is sending a third party to address their concerns.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:15 am
Wed April 9, 2014

ReInvention Stories: Don Domineck

Today on ReInvention Stories, we go to the Dayton View neighborhood, northwest of downtown, and meet Don Domineck.

He remembers good times in the 1960s: growing up in a close knit family in a neighborhood that was economically vibrant. But everything changed in the 1980s, when the city faced an epidemic of crack cocaine use, and Domineck himself became addicted.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon April 7, 2014

WYSO Weekend: April 6, 2014

Credit National Weather Service

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

  • On April 3rd, l974 people in Xenia saw black smoke rising, like a wall.... And then the wall started turning, in slow motion. And they knew what was coming.... This week WYSO rembered the 74 tornado with eyewitness accounts from survivors. Our week long series, “Remembering the Xenia Tornado: 40 years Later,” produced by Community Voices producer Alan Staiger with audio collected from the Greene County Public Library oral history project is presented here in its entirety. 

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Around the Miami Valley
6:15 am
Sat April 5, 2014

Remembering the Xenia Tornado: Jack Newhouse

Jack Newhouse
Credit Alan Staiger

Jack Newhouse was a teacher at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home at the time of the 1974 Xenia tornado. He was on the campus of the Home when the tornado struck Xenia. Although the tornado did not hit the school or the campus, Mr. Newhouse could see it coming and took precautions to avoid damage to the facility or injury to the students and faculty.

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