Community Voices

Community Voices
6:19 am
Mon July 14, 2014

A Search For Water

A water witch can use different tools for dowsing; some use branches or twigs while other prefer wires.
Credit Renee Wilde / WYSO

We notice things done by hand, they stand out. And this spring and summer we have been visiting people who work with their hands; we heard from a Thatcher and two arborists.  Today Community Voices producer Renee Wilde has another story of a person who uses their hands in an unusual way.

Do you know what a water witch is? Some say it's a myth; others don't know.  But if you guessed that a water witch is one of those sticks that you find water with, that’s pretty close. 

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Community Voices
7:32 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Keeping A Native Roofing Tradition Alive

The Solstice House at Sunwatch Indian Village
Credit Renee Wilde

Spring is roofing season – time to check your roof for damage it may have sustained during the winter.  Near the banks of the Great Miami River in Dayton, a man is making an unusual roof this spring, using materials most that most people would never consider. Community Voices producer Renee Wilde has our story.

Tucked between a busy interstate and a pair of train tracks lies a prehistoric site called the Sunwatch Indian Village, and in that recreated village something unusual is going on. An Irishman is keeping a Native American tradition alive.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:01 am
Thu November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Audio Essays from Centerville High School

Students in Centerville High School's Communication Arts Broadcast Management program share what they are thankful for this year.

AJ Brooks, 17

Madison Brown-Boles, 16

Phillip Hickey, 17

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows Goes Ghost Hunting In Springfield

Springfield's Robertson Building
Credit Photo by Lauren Shows

It's the time of year when ghost and ghouls are on the mind. but for some folks in the Miami Valley, the spirit world is a year-round occupation. Community Voices Producer Lauren Shows takes us to Springfield to meet Darin Hough, who quit his job to open Ghost Hunting Source, a store that sells paranormal investigation equipment.

“Well, I've been selling the equipment online for about six or seven years now,” Darin Hough says, “And it's just gotten bigger and bigger every year, so I just thought I'd try and take the next step.”

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Arts & Culture
10:30 am
Sun October 20, 2013

The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors Turns 75

The Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors turns seventy-five this year and to celebrate DSPS will offer seventy-five hours of artist demonstrations from October 21 through November 24. Community Voices Producer Will Davis gives us a preview.

Marylyn Hart is a life-long resident of Dayton, and a painter. I recently visited Marylyn in her studio, which is a room brimming with books and music and colors and shapes.

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