WYSO Weekend

A large mural of Paul Laurence Dunbar greets visitors to the Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center in Dayton.
Jerry Kenney

The birth of famed poet and Dayton native, Paul Laurence Dunbar, will be celebrated this month. Both, Wright Dunbar, Inc. and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park are hosting several events to commemorate and honor the poet.

WYSO spoke with Mary Mathews at Wright Dunbar about the planned events and the legacy Dunbar left for his hometown.  See full event details in the official press release below the interview (WYSO is not responsible for the written content below).

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: WYSO welcomes back to the Antioch campus, hundreds of alumni for reunion weekend, and many YSO alumni have returned to celebrate the opening of the WYSO Digital Archives. We also have Miami Valley StoryCorps, and Dayton Youth Radio.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio, Miami Valley StoryCorps and WYSO Curious.  We’ll also hear a report on issues surrounding curriculum and testing assessments in the Vandalia-Butler school District. And Yellow Springs resident, Tim Honchel, talks about his experience translating the English version of a book about growing up in poverty in Central America. See full program details below.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: We’ll learn why one Clark County police officer is out of a job, and we’ll hear how downtown Dayton plans to celebrate gay pride next weekend. We've got Dayton Youth Radio, Veteran’s Voices and more.

On today’s program:  We’ll talk to journalist and now Playwright, Tom Stafford about his play "Before the Bricks Fell," about the closing of Crowell-Collier Publishing in Springfield, just before Chritmas in 1956.  And We’ll talk about the Wright Brothers’ legacy with Dawne Dewey - head of special collections at the Wright State University archives. Miami Valley StoryCorps, Dayton Youth Radio and more. See full details below.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: High school graduation rates have increased in the last decade, according to a new report.  We’ll tell you about that.  We’ve also got Miami Valley StoryCorps, Dayton Youth Radio and some aviation commentary from Paul Glenshaw and Dan Patterson. Full details below.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Filmmaker Alexandra Hidalgo has produced a feature length documentary about four immigrant women living in the U.S.  We’ll talk to her about the film Vanishing Borders.  We’ll also hear from a comedian who calls himself Squishy Man—to find out how he got that name and how he weaves the issue of mental illness into his comedy routine.  And Antioch College President, Mark Roosevelt, talk about some major funding that's come through for the college, and his decision to leave at the end of the year.  Full program details below.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Miami Valley StoryCorps and aviation commentary from Dan Patterson. We’ll hear from one winner of the Tecumseh Land Trust essay contest, and a shout out to WYSO's Joe Colvin – winner of this year’s Carol Baugh Cultural Heritage Award from Sinclair College.  See full details below.

In this WYSO Weekend - A 'Wicked' interview with Lisa Wagner from the Victoria Theatre Association, and we’ll tell you about the Big Love Expo taking place Sunday – a wedding expo serving the LGBT Community. And a Miami Valley mom who’s created an app for parents and kids.  See full details below.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: In Miami Valley StoryCorps, a mother and daughter talk sex and relationships. We’ll hear about events taking place at Central State University, and you'll hear about an eclectic outdoor market taking place in Dayton today. And we’ll throw a little music in the mix. See full details below.