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The Yellow Springs in winter glen helen
Talitha Green / Glen Helen

Today WYSO Curious takes on a question that’s simple, but also age-old. It involves a feature familiar to Yellow Springs locals: the actual springs after which the town is named.

The springs inside a preserve called Glen Helen look bright yellowish orange where the water comes out. So listener Jonathan Kouse, an occasional visitor to the Glen, asked, “Why are the Yellow Springs yellow?”

 

Living on the Land, or Water?

May 24, 2015
Hege / Flickr Creative Commons

This year WYSO and Tecumseh Land Trust sponsored Living on the Land, an essay contest inviting writers of all ages to reflect on what home and land mean to them. Eric S. Trowe II won honorable mention in the high school category.

Not everyone connects with the land in the same way. With modern technology, it is nearly impossible to live on the land like our ancestors did. However, I have found my own unique way through the sport of rowing.

Beautiful Summer Night

May 10, 2015
Diana Robinson / Flickr Creative Commons

This year WYSO and Tecumseh Land Trust sponsored Living on the Land, an essay contest inviting writers of all ages to reflect on what home and land mean to them. L. Morgan Germann won honorable mention in the middle school category.

Living On the (Is)land—Nettle and Jewelweed

May 3, 2015
Stephen Shellard / Flickr Creative Commons

This year WYSO and Tecumseh Land Trust sponsored Living on the Land, an essay contest inviting writers of all ages to reflect on what home and land mean to them.  Enon resident Maggie Yowler won honorable mention in the adult category.

Jerry Kenney

Dayton’s Five Rivers MetroParks played a key role in developing a new set of national guidelines aimed at helping communities create natural, outdoor play areas for children. The report, Nature Play & Learning Places: Creating and Managing Places Where Children Engage with Nature, released last month by the National Wildlife Federation, features the children’s park at Hills and Dales Metropark.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 28, 2012 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with representatives from Free to Breathe Dayton about their mission and their upcoming Lung Cancer 5K and run/walk

- Poor Will's Almanack: October 23 - 29, 2012, by Bill Felker

- PoliticsOhio: Turner Stands On His Record For Reelection, Sequestration And Delphi, by Emily McCord