WYSO Weekend

Wesley Community Center
Wesley Community Center

In 1966 riots broke out in West Dayton that would affect the community for decades. Out of those riots was born the Wesley Community Center, which for the last fifty years has provided educational, workforce and healthcare services to local residents. They now serve more than 7000 people annually. 

In this interview with WYSO, Yvette Kelly-Fields talks about the center's history, mission and services. She also tells us how the center is celebrating their fifty-years of service to Dayton's west side.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: The latest information on a startling rise in overdose deaths in the Cincinnati area in the last few weeks. And we’ll talk local politics with Wittenberg Political Science Professor Rob Baker and stories from two of our newest Community Voices producers. See the full details below. 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend we’ve got Community Voices and Culture Couch – WYSO’s occasional arts series – and today the return of Politics Ohio. Later in the program, Rebecca Rine has some aviation commentary for us. See full details below.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: One woman, one mission, and one tiny house – we’ll tell you how they’re connected. We've got this week's Community Voices, and you’ll hear from the founders of a new collaborative writing group called the Dayton Writers Movement. See full details below.

Thanks for checking out WYSO Weekend! This week we've got dueling politics as the presidential campaigns make their way through the Miami Valley.  We've also got Dayton Youth Radio and our very own Bill Felker with Poor WIll's Almanack.  See full program details below.

The Concious Connect

The Conscious Connect, is a "cultural renaissance and street revitalization" organization founded in 2015. Their mission is to mobilize neighborhoods around urban education and literacy.  The two young men behind the non-profit—Moses Mbeseha and Karlos Marshall—are eager to fulfill that mission.

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, Mbesha and Marshall talk more their mission, what's behind it, and other programs they have underway.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: With the start of the Olympics on Friday night, fierce athletic competitions are once again underway. Today we’ll look back at what one athlete was able to accomplished in 1964. You’ll also meet two young men who are running a race of their own—to promote literacy. We’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s April Laissle talks politics later in the program.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s occasional arts series – Culture Couch. Then, later in the program, we’ll talk with one of the men behind an upcoming noise and experimental music festival. See full program details below.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: We’ll remember Doolittle Raider David Thatcher – the 94 year old veteran passed away just a few weeks ago and you’ll hear a 2013 interview we conducted with him at the National Museum of the United State Air Force. We’ll also hear music from local musician Kyleen Downes. Antioch College officials tell us what’s next now that they are a fully accredited institution. And a report from The Allegheny Front on leaking methane in wells throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. See full details below.

On this week's edition of WYSO Weekend: Culture Couch – featuring 11th Hour. We’ll also talk politics, e-cigs, and the environment, and we’ve got details on the annual Dayton riverfront fireworks display. See full details below.

  • The city of Dayton’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks takes place tonight along the riverfront. To get all the details on this years event we spoke with Lamonte Hall, Jr., in the city’s Recreation and Youth Services office.

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