Wittenberg University

SPRINGFIELD - A busted water pipe has caused the student run radio station at Wittenberg University to temporarily go off the air.

WUSO (89.1) FM) was knocked off the air over the Easter weekend, when four feet of water flooded the basement of Firestine Hall the home of the radio station and approximately 200 students.

Imagined Reality

Next Saturday, February 25th, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra will present Out of This World, a multi-media concert featuring Gustav Holst's The Planets set to NASA space images compiled by Wittenberg Astronomy professor Dr. Daniel Fleisch. 

WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Dr. Fleisch about his role in the show.  In this extended interview, she begins by asking him how he got involved in the project.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 22, 2012 containing the following stories:

-An extended interview with Dr. Celia Williamson about human trafficking in Ohio.  A portion of this interview appeared in Sarah Buckingham and Liz Cambron's story, Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem, which aired last week on WYSO Weekend.

-An interview with local poet and Wittenberg University professor Steve Broidy in Conrad's Corner.

Steve Broidy is a Wittenberg University professor who recently won a Dayton Metro Library poetry contest, along with several other poets heard in Conrad's Corner.  Here Broidy speaks with Conrad Balliet about growing older and shares some poems on the subject.

A Wittenberg University graduate is the seventh person to die from injuries sustained in the Indiana State Fair state collapse earlier this month.  Meagan Toothman died Monday afternoon after her family decided to take her off life support and have her organs donated.

Toothman suffered critical injuries and burns when a stage light fell on her.  She had been on life support unitl donor recipients were found according to her family, who have been posting updates on the website, Caringbridge.org.

Wittenberg University announced Wednesday that it has received a $6 million gift. Wittenberg President Mark Erickson said it is the largest cash gift ever received from a living individual to the university. WYSO's Wayne Baker reports.

Last year the Springfield Museum of Art looked to its members for suggestions on how to deal with a budget shortfall. Now a new collaboration with Wittenberg University will provide new opportunities for students and more financial sustainability for the museum.

Wittenberg will purchase the museum facility and lease part of the space back to the Springfield Museum of Art.

Museum Director Angus Randolph says that this will help put the focus back on the art.

Conrad Balliet visits Excursions to share poetry and music with Niki Dakota.  They discuss the high quality and quantity of the poetry by writers in the Miami Valley and invite listeners to an upcoming poetry reading in Conrad's honor at Wittenberg University.  

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