Miami Valley StoryCorps

Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews are the result of WYSO’s collaboration with StoryCorps, the national oral history collection project that visited Dayton in the spring of 2010 and 2014. All the Miami Valley StoryCorps segments consist of interviews between two local residents.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Herman Castro & Bill Castro

Mar 25, 2015
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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we hear Herman Castro, the owner of El Meson, a well known local restaurant, talk about its founding with his son Bill Castro.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer and Antioch College student Dustin Maple.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Deb Dunlop & Don Hayashi

Mar 18, 2015
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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we hear Don Hayashi and Deb Dunlop discuss their first meeting and 40 year marriage. Hayashi is a retired church executive, and active community volunteer, including many years on the WYSO Community Resource Board. His wife Deb Dunlop is a mental health counselor and community volunteer, as well.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Brad Price.

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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we hear Yellow Springs resident Kurt Miyazaki interview his mother Lucille about her journey from Hawaii to the Midwest.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Alan Staiger.

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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring.  Today we hear Dr. Robert C. Walker interview his friend and mentor, John E. Moore. Mr. Moore has been a civil rights and community leader for well over a half century, taking on leadership roles with The Dayton Foundation and The African-American Community Fund, and helping to create endowments and scholarships that have served thousands throughout the region.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Jason Reynolds.

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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring.  Today we meet Victor Ndisanze who visited the StoryCorps booth with his friend Jean Berry to talk about his family in Rwanda and his new community in Dayton.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Alan Staiger.

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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we meet Nadia Neekta Abossein and her mother Susan Abossein. They wanted to remember Susan's father, Mohammed Hussein - and share some memories of Iran.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer David Seitz.

(from left) Louise Smith, David Fleming and John Fleming
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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we meet David Fleming who moved to Yellow Springs after Hurricane Katrina. In the StoryCorps booth, he talked with his nephew John Fleming and John’s wife Louise Smith about his childhood in New Orleans and how it influenced his artistic career.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Renee Wilde.

Miami Valley StoryCorps: Ginger and Carmen Osenbaugh

Dec 31, 2014
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On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between two local people - who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we meet 11 year old Ginger Osenbaugh who spoke with her mother Carmen about how their family has been coping with Ginger's diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Mojgan Samardar.

We begin a new series today called Miami Valley StoryCorps. These are interviews recorded earlier this year when StoryCorps visited Dayton. Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing interviews between local people who visited the StoryCorps recording booth in West Dayton last spring.

Lori Gravley came for an interview with her son, Marshall. She wanted to hear about about his experience living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Will Davis.

Kim Clay and Vanessa Stanton-Clay
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In honor of StoryCorps founder Dave Isay’s visit to Dayton, we’re re-broadcasting some of our favorite Miami Valley StoryCorps interviews.

Kim Clay lost his job when GM closed its plant in Moraine, OH closed in December of 2008. When Kim and his wife Vanessa visited the StoryCorps booth in 2010, they were struggling with unemployment and the loss of their health insurance. They also attended the Oscars that year. Kim was both subject and cinematographer in the locally-produced documentary, "The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant." Kim and Vanessa live in Dayton.

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