Yellow Springs

Ben Clonch (Guitar, Vocals), Robbie Marion (Fiddle, Vocals), Jon Bauman (Standup Bass, Vocals) and Brendan Moore (Mando, Vocals) share a love for the music of Jerry Garcia.  In Yellow Springs-based Blue Moon Soup, they channel bluegrass, folk and psychedelia into a signature sound that they've been honing since 2010.  Here they visit the WYSO studios for a live set and to share tracks from their upcoming album, Lonely Mountain. 

Blue Moon Soup will release Lonely Mountain on December 24th at Canal Street Tavern.  They'll also perform on December 2nd at Blind Bob's on 5th Street.

Yellow Springs voters returned incumbents Rick Walkey and Lori Askland to Village Council along with longtime village resident, Gerald Simms.

In uncontested races, Mayor David Foubert will now serve another term.  Incumbent Sean Creighton and newcomer Sylvia Ellison ran unopposed for seats on the school board.

In a race for Miami Township Trusteee, voters selected incumbent Chris Mucher over John Eastman. 

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 23rd, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Tecumsah Land Trust's Krista Magaw about upcoming local food events.

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Katrina Kittle

-Jerry Kenney interviews Kay Reimers and Virgil Hervey about the upcoming Yellow Springs 20 Minute Play Festival

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 16, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Musical performances throughout the program from Fairmont High School's Eleventh Hour a cappella group, who performed at WYSO during last week's pledge drive.

-The Rise of Digital Textbooks, the latest installment of the SOCHE Talks

-Jerry Kenney interviews Susan Hesselgesser, director of the League of Women Voter's.  Their voter's guide for the 2011 election was just released in copies of the Dayton City Paper.

Janeal Ravndal got her start in poetry by borrowing a verse from her mother and taking it to school as a child, "and the teacher was so pleased that I decided I was a poet too."

Hailing from Yellow Springs, Ravndal often writes occasional verse, a style of poetry her mother also writes.  In this interview, Ravndal shares several occasion verse poems with Conrad Balliet and talks about the craft of writing. 

ITT to Acquire YSI Incorporated

Jul 11, 2011

ITT Corporation has announced it will acquire YSI Incorporated.

Both companies manufacture technology used for environmental water monitoring. The merger was announced in a joint statement today.

Gretchen McClain, president of ITT's Fluid and Motion Control business, says the addition of YSI will complement ITT's existing business.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 3, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Sarah Buckingham interviews Tony Powers, a local artist with synethesia whose latest exhibit, Why Are the Walls Screaming is currently being displayed at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery.

-Jerry Kenney previews the latest production by the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse, the Cotton Club.

-The latest installment of PoliticsOhio: Kasich Signs Budget And Controversial Bills Into Law, by Emily McCord

We conclude our Record Store Day 2011 coverage by talking to Josh Castleberry of Toxic Beauty Records in Yellow Springs.  Castleberry discusses being a lifelong record collector and what inspired him to open his own record store as well as Toxic Beauty's plans for celebrating Record Store Day on April 16th.

Around the country there are groups of women who sing at the bedsides of people who are sick or dying. It's called Threshold singing and there are choirs all over the United States, including one in Yellow Springs.

The idea was born in 1990 when Kate Munger was caring for a friend who was dying of AIDS in California. After spending the morning doing practical things doing the dishes and cleaning house, Munger sat down at her friend's bedside unsure of what to do next. So she began to sing.

Stories from the Yellow Springs Post Office

Dec 27, 2010
Katie Tilly

Stories from the village of Yellow Springs gathered at the post office during one long day by WYSO reporters and volunteers. It's an audio time capsule about a small town with a long history on the first day of the holiday mailing season, the Monday after Thanksgiving, 2010.

Five reporters contributed to this story: Emily McCord, Jerry Kenney, Juliet Fromholt, Sarah Buckingham and Katie Tilly, plus independent radio producer Katie Davis. Hosted by Neenah Ellis.

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