WYSO Weekend

One week ago, Ohio Players frontman and virtuosos guitarist Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner passed away from cancer. He was 69. Bonner co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the Ohio Players biggest hits; Fire, Love Rollercoaster and Skin Tight. WYSO Community Voices producer Basim Blunt has put together this remembrance for this world famous Dayton musician.

For more information on tribute concerts and memorials being planned to honor the music and legacy of Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, visit the WYSO Boogie Nights page on facebook. 

On today's program we speak with Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate and Director of African American Outreach with Priests for Life and Founder of King for America.  She talks with us about her uncle - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We'll hear a segment from King's 1965 commencement address at Antioch College.

Chase Jones, a student and graduate assistant in the office of multi-cultural affairs on the University of Dayton Campus, tells us about other MLK events in the Miami Valley

We've also got Poor Will's Almanack and Politics Ohio with Emily McCord

In this excerpt from the May 6th, 2012 edition of WYSO Weekend, Jerry Kenney speaks with participants at Laramie at Sinclair's Diversity Night at Garden Station, one of many activities related to the performance of the Laramie Project at Sinclair Community College.


Listen to the full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 6, 2012 here.  




Emily McCord has this week's Politics Ohio, Poet Ed Davis pays a visit to Conrad's Corner. And we'll here about a landmark in Northeaest Ohio that's turning one hundred this year, and Steve Brown with Ohio Public Radio station WOSU reports on the state of Ohio townships.