Community Voices

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.

A Blue Sky Summer

Sep 16, 2011

The question “What did you do this summer?” Is the topic of many a back-to-school essay. Forty area students will answer “I was a Blue Sky artist”. Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes follows the experience of a few of those students who participated in the Blue Sky Project, one of Dayton’s most unique summer arts programs. The results of their participation can be seen at the Blue Sky Project Final Exhibition, on display for Urban Nights, September 16th , at 8 North Main St. in downtown Dayton.

 

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 21, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Cyber Security, the latest installment in the SOCHE Talks

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Rakesh Satyal

-This week's PoliticsOhio: GOP Looks To Compromise On Senate Bill 5, Unions Say It's Too Late by Emily McCord

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 24th, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Luke Dennis' Community Voices story about Charlie Campbell

-Free Shakespeare Prepares for A Midsummer Performance by Jerry Kenney

-Poor Will's Almanack: July 19 - 25, 2011 by Bill Felker

WYSO Community Voices 2011 Special

Jul 24, 2011
Photo by Dennie Eagleson

Radio stories by, for, and about the Miami Valley.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Eunice Powell & Julia Bell

Jun 29, 2011
Julia Bell and Eunice Powell
StoryCorps

"Danny was born in ’46, and at that time they said he would never walk or talk. I have to laugh every time I say that because I was determined he was going to walk and talk."

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Erica Fowler & Melissa Fowler

Jun 22, 2011
Erica Fowler and Melissa Fowler
StoryCorps

"Soapbox racing gave me so much more confidence in who I am."

When Erica and Melissa Fowler became soap box derby racers in 1985, they were joining a Dayton tradition. The sport was founded by Dayton Daily News photographer Myron Scott in 1933.

Fifty-five years later Erica Fowler was the champion of the Dayton Soap Box Derby, raced that year in its original location at Burkhardt Hill.

Erica brought her sister Melissa to the StoryCorps booth to reminisce about that final race, and the impact soap box racing had on them as young women.

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