Community Voices

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 12, 2012 including the following stories:

-Everything But The House, by Community Voices producer Mark Babb

-New Ohio Guide: Logan, by Sandra Sleight-Brennan

-Jerry speaks with Matt Grimm, co-chair of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network, about the work they're doing in local schools to promote tolerance. 

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 29, 2012 including the following stories:

-Refugees Find A Place To Grow In Dayton, by Community Voices producer Tracy Staley

-New Ohio Guide: Birthplace of a President, by Meg Hanrahan

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Generation Opportunity president Paul Conway about the challenges many high school and college graduates are facing when trying to enter the job market

Dayton Sacred Harp Singers

Jul 17, 2012
Photo by Alan Staiger

It’s the human voice that’s the sacred harp.  When a group of voices get together and turn up the volume, it can rattle the walls and make you feel like you’re on the inside of a musical instrument.

Local Filmmaker's Homage to the 80's Slasher Film

Jul 10, 2012

Recently released on VHS, The Sleeper is a new slasher film by local filmmaker Justin Russell. Justin created The Sleeper as an homage to a genre that peaked in popularity before he was even born: slasher films.

Slasher films are those horror films from the 1980’s where a maniac offs a group of attractive young people with a machete, or a pair of garden shears, or a shish kabob skewer.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 19, 2012 containing the following stories:

-The latest installment in the SOCHE Talks: Putting the Amish Back in Amish Country

-Jerry Kenney speaks with FilmDayton's new executive director, Megan Cooper about her first few months on the job and what's ahead for the organization

-Community Voices producers Kristen Wicker and Amelia Robinson report on Dayton Knockout VIP Fight Night

Dayton Knockout VIP Fight Night

Feb 19, 2012
Amelia Robinson

More than a dozen people who love the Dayton community have been beating each other up at Drake's Downtown Gym to support Dayton History and AIDS Resource Center Ohio. Dayton Knockout is a first-time charity event and VIP fight night. Boxers and Community Voices Producers Amelia Robinson and Kristen Wicker report.

Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem

Jan 11, 2012

Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Human trafficking will soon surpass drugs and guns as the largest illegal enterprise in the country. And the most prevalent form is child sex trafficking. On a national report card Ohio was given a “D” on it’s response.  Sarah Buckingham reports from Toledo – a city that’s on the frontlines of the tackling the problem.

 “We’re gonna shoot up Lagrange Street, one of the typical areas where we’ll do a sting…” Pete Swartz investigates child sex trafficking with an FBI task force in northwest Ohio.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 11, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews of the Bryan Bucklew Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association about the latest reports out on Ohio's health. 

-Spoken Word Profiles: Latesa Slate Williamson, by Community Voices producer Caressa Brown

-Niki Dakota talks about the CD of the Month for December: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

For Latesa Slate Williamson, being a poet is more than being an entertainer and a writer.  Here Williamson speaks with Community Voices producer Caressa Brown about living what she writes and the role of poets in society.  She also shares her signature piece, "Redemption."


Spoken word artist Jay Martinez has been performing in Dayton for 10 years and has a book of poetry called An Orator's Declamation of the Ghetto.  Martinez recently launched a national tour, and Community Voices producer Caressa Brown spoke with him about hip hop influenced his unique poetry and style.