A few years ago Jennifer Clarke was preparing to participate in her first art show, the Side Show at the Yellow Cab Building. That show ended up being instrumental for Clarke in more ways than one as she began to realize her potential as a music photographer. October marks the opening of Clarke first solo photography exhibition focusing on pictures of local musicians. Clarke visited the WYSO studios to talk about her work on Kaleidoscope.
Steve Bennish is a reporter for the Dayton Daily News. Bennish has written extensively about the deterioration of the manufacturing base in Dayton and Montgomery County. Hundreds of manufacturers have closed or moved away. Thousands of jobs have been lost. That's why they call this region the Rust Belt.
Bennish observed another symptom of our industrial malaise; scrappers, people who are surviving by salvaging scrap metal and selling it for a few cents on the pound. Many of these scrappers once had decent jobs. Now they are struggling just to get by.
Orville Wright's Korona V Field Camera, photographed at Carillon Historical Park. The red air bulb is what Orville asked John T. Daniels to squeeze when the Flyer took off. He couldn't recall if he had or not in the excitement of the moment.
A newly discovered photograph calling into question the Wright Brothers claim to the “first in flight” title has created controversy this week between aviation experts. Some historians say German Immigrant Gustave Whitehead deserves the distinction. Dayton aviation photographer and historian Dan Patterson is WYSO’s aviation commentator. He discussed the issue in an interview with Emily McCord.
Photographer Andy Snow has done some amazing work replicating camera camera shots of photographs of the 1913 Dayton Flood. They're part of the Dayton Art Institute's 100 year anniversary exhibit that opened this weekend. They will also be featured in a new book by Andy that will be released in March. WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Andy at the media premiere of DAI's Dayton Flood Exhibit. In this interview Andy talks about how the project started and what he learned from it.