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Rediscovered Radio
7:38 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Why Wilberforce? The History Of The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

This “Why Wilberforce?” brochure listed the reasons an African American museum should be located in Wilberforce, Ohio, home Wilberforce University, Central State University, and Payne Theological Seminary.
National Afro-American Museum

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce opened its doors 26 years ago this April. Rediscovered Radio’s Jocelyn Robinson found historic audio in the WYSO Archives, and offers a look at how the museum has fared over the years.

Back in the fall of 1980, WYSO News aired a story on the National Afro-American Museum project. Even then, according to reporter Brian McCormick, the museum had been in the works for a long time:

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Commentary
6:30 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Spring Flowers and Climate Change

Credit Richard Barrett-Small / Flickr Creative Commons

Climate change is already being felt by natural systems around the world – and locally. We can see how flowers react to temperatures as they first emerge in the spring. And now, we have a specific record for our area. For more than three decades, one avid local gardener has been keeping a diary of the first-flowering date of many species in her yard, like snowdrops, crocuses, bleeding hearts and crab apples.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Conrad's Corner: April 10, 2014

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "The Mentor."

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Books
1:24 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Book Nook: The Bosnia List - a Memoir of War, Exile, and Return, by Kenan Trebincevic

When Kenan Trebincevic was eleven years old he was living with his family in a city in northern Bosnia. Then war broke out in the former Yugoslavia.  The Trebincevic family's peaceful existence was shattered. They were Muslims. Their city was directly in the crossfire between warring factions of Serbs and Croats. The brutal ethnic cleansing of Bosnia had begun.

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Under Construction
6:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Plugging Dayton's Brain Drain: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Laura Estandia

UpDayton holds yearly summits to plan new projects.
Credit Alex Grodkiewicz / UpDayton

Dayton’s got a problem with brain drain—young people get an education here, then leave to use those skills somewhere else. The organization UpDayton was created in part to combat that, and it’s now in its sixth year and holding a summit this Friday.

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