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6:31 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Remembering Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou, 1928 - 2014

Last Saturday, family and friends gathered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to say good-bye to Maya Angelou, who died last month at the age of 86. Rediscovered Radio's Jocelyn Robinson adds our remembrance today with an interview from the WYSO archives, recorded at our studio in 1975.

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6:15 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Remembering What Happened At Jackson State College In 1970

Blood and bullets on the first floor of Alexander Hall, a women’s dormitory facing Lynch Street on the Jackson State campus.

In the spring of 1970, college campuses across the nation erupted in protests, mainly against the escalation of the war in Vietnam. We remember May 4th, the day Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on demonstrators at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine. Only ten days later, another campus shooting left two dead and a dozen injured at a historically black college in Mississippi, but that event is not part of our collective consciousness.

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Rediscovered Radio
6:36 am
Fri May 2, 2014

United Farm Workers Week, 40 Years Later

César Chávez
Cornelius M. Keyes National Archives

In the summer of 1973, César Chávez came to Dayton from the strike lines in Coachella, California to talk about the plight of farm workers. There was a week of activities and WYSO News was right in the middle of it.  Rediscovered Radio’s Jocelyn Robinson takes a look at the struggles facing the migrant worker community, then and now.

When United Farm Workers union organizer César Chávez spoke at the University of Dayton over forty years ago, the hardships he described sounded real, but seemed far away.

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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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Rediscovered Radio
6:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Arthur Morgan’s Simple Yet Elegant Solution

Arthur Morgan seated at his desk at the offices of the Miami Conservancy District on Monument Ave, Dayton, OH.
courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

101 years ago this week, it rained in Dayton. And rained some more. And it kept on raining. It was the Great Dayton Flood. Today though, because of a man named Arthur E. Morgan, communities from Piqua to Hamilton have little to fear from the rising floodwaters of the Great Miami River. 

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