History

Radio Drama
2:58 pm
Tue October 27, 2009

Sacred Fire: John Brown's Raid On Harpers Ferry

Engraving depicting the Harpers Ferry insurrection
Library of Congress

One quiet autumn morning the United States was suddenly attacked by a small band of determined men inspired by a charismatic religious fanatic. The emotional response by the entire country to an unprovoked raid, which caused the deaths of innocent civilians, lead the United States to war. The year was 1859, the place was Harpers Ferry, Virginia, and the leader was John Brown.

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Radio Drama
1:30 pm
Mon November 10, 2008

The End of Emerald Street

Ludlow Street looking North during the Great Dayton Flood of 1913
Library of Congress

One hundred years ago this week, the citizens of Dayton, Ohio and surrounding communities watched in disbelief as collapsing levees allowed flood waters to overtake the city in a matter of moments.    

WYSO and the Living History Theatre present an original radio drama, "The End of Emerald Street."  Set during the Great Dayton Flood, the story combines fictional characters with historical figures like John H. Patterson, Arthur Morgan, and John Barringer.

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