Yellow Springs

This weekend is The Great Backyard Bird Count when bird watchers of all ages are counting birds. They are creating a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate and it takes as little as 15 minutes on one day…It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

WYSO Weekend: December 18, 2011

Dec 19, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 18, 2011 containing the following stories:

-The latest installment of the SOCHE Talks: All of Ohio is Open for Business

-An excerpt of Juliet Fromholt's interview with the Smug Brothers from this week's Kaleidoscope.

-Emily McCord interviews Kelly Fox of Yellow Springs about the village tradition of delivering flour and sugar to widows around the holidays.

Well, there are many things going on this weekend….

Today at 4 & 8 at Stivers School for the Arts is a modern version of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker and it is the Urban Nutcracker. A contemporary dance takes place in an urban environment. There is all kind of dancing, including , samba,, hip hop, Chicago stepping, and more. The SMAG Dance Collective take contemporary dance and fuse it with various ethnic and social forms of dance.

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

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