Five Rivers Metroparks

Ashley Martin, from Springboro, OH, attended school at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she studied Music Business. She has recorded with such music talents as Frankie Ballard.

On Monday October 1st, 2012, Ashley made her radio debut on Excursions with Niki Dakota. During the show, she performed "Hello Lonely" and "Heartbreak Medicine" from her album Torn.

She kicks off the Midwest Outdoor Experience on Friday at 6:30pm. The event will take place on October 5-6. For more information visit www.Outdoorx.org or www.metroparks.org

Photo courtesy of Kristen Wicker

Today is Urban Nights in the Downtown Dayton/Oregon Arts District/Wright-Dunbar Business Village from 5-10 p.m.
Urban Nights is a free event that showcases downtown's dining, nightlife, art, music, retail, urban living options and more and has been described as a huge, all-inclusive street party and open house for downtown, with something for everyone to enjoy.

Check out the Giant Scale Radio Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the National Museum of the US Air Force. See daring acrobatics performed by model jets, helicopters and warbirds during this three-day air show.

John Broughton

Today at 8:00pm the Stivers Jazz Orchestra with Derrick Gardner are performing. This is at Stivers School for the Arts….check it out at stivers.org

Waterfalls, ponds and garden trains are some of the amazing features on the DeWeese Ridgecrest Garden Showcase on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eight gardens in the DeWeese Ridgecrest neighborhood are on the tour which will be held rain or shine.  Tickets can be purchased at the tour table at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. You may drive, bike or walk from garden to garden.

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.

I don’t think this will be a White Christmas….

But you can go ice skating. Head to downtown Dayton and the rink is in Riverscape. They’ve got hot chocolate, and outdoor fireplaces and you can check out the Miami River. Bring along your family, and friends to ice skate
the MetroParks Rink. Admission is $5 and includes the use of ice skates.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for November 20, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Mike Ervin from the Downtown Dayton Partnership about the Dayton Foundation's recent grant towards Five Rivers Metroparks' River Run project.

-The latest installment in the SOCHE Talks: Modeling Climate Change in the Miami Valley

-Poor Will's Almanack: November 15 -21, 2011, by Bill Felker

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 1, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes reports on artwork in Wegerzyn Gardens

-Niki Dakota and Conrad Balliet discuss the relationship between song and poetry in a excerpt of this week's host highlight.

-Readings from the Dayton-Metro Library: Herb Martin

-Commentator Julie Zickefoose asks, Is My Car Gay?

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