FilmDayton

The August 2012 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Megan Cooper, an alum from the University of Dayton on FilmDayton.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

Community Voices is all about getting local voices on the air. WYSO held it's second Community Voices training course this year - teaching 10 local people how to make radio stories by, for, and about the Miami Valley. You'll hear those stories and meet the producers at the Screenless Screening.  It's August 26th at the Black Box Improv Theatre in downtown Dayton beginning at noon.

If you are interested in "Nonviolent Communication" then on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Diane Diller will conduct a workshop on "Compassionate Conversation", a non-violent way to find common ground with others. This is at the Dayton International Peace Museum, and all are welcome.

This week the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University issued a report that said Ohio's tax lures for movie-makers have led to work for thousands of people, and millions of dollars in economic impact.

Today (Wednesday and Thursday) film industry advocates are at the Ohio Statehouse to talk to lawmakers about increasing the amount of tax-credits available to film-makers.  Executive Director of Film Dayton, Megan Cooper is making the trip.  Today she’ll testify before the House Ways and Means Committee about the benefits brought by the tax incentives.

Do you have tunes for Rosemary Clooney like Come On-A My House and Mambo Italiano?

I heard both of those and many others at the Victoria a couple of nights ago. The Human Race has a new musical that captures Rosemary Clooney’s career. It’s all about the challenges she faced as wife, mother and performer and these are related with her nervous breakdown, depression and drug addiction.

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

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