Reinvention Stories

WYSO's Juliet Fromholt interview Jason Shelton in Trotwood
WYSO's Juliet Fromholt interview Jason Shelton in Trotwood
Credit Shawndra Jones

Have you ever had to reinvent yourself, because of the big changes in our local economy or in your personal life? Did you lose a job, go back to school, do things you never thought you’d be doing? What is that like?

In season two of ReInvention Stories, we meet residents of Old North Dayton, Trotwood and Five Oaks; men and women, new immigrants and life-long residents, all of them transforming themselves and their communities.

Every story you hear on the radio has a short film here on the website. Scroll down to see and hear them.

An interactive map of Dayton, full of photos, patents, city events, history, is online at reinventionstoreis.org. Check it out. Find stories from your neighborhood, or add your own story!

The ReInvention Stories team in season two is: filmmakers Julia Reichert, Steve Bognar, Shawndra Jones, Eric Risher and Basim Blunt plus WYSO producers Jerry Kenney, Juliet Fromholt, Sarah Buckingham and Neenah Ellis.

A big thanks to the funders of season two – see them listed below - and a shout out to the original granting organizations. ReInvention Stories was part of Localore, a nation-wide initiative to encourage public radio stations to work with independent media producers of all stripes. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio were the major funders. We’re proud to say we were an original Localore station!

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The Economy & Business
6:30 am
Wed January 9, 2013

ReInvention Stories: Fifth Street Brewpub Co-Op

Brian Young & Maureen Barry

The Fifth Street Brewpub will be Ohio’s first brewpub co-op – and only the second in the nation – when it opens this year. Brian Young is the President of the Board and Maureen Barry is the co-op’s Membership Director. The couple wanted to reinvent a neighborhood eyesore: the former American Saloon on East Fifth Street in Dayton’s Saint Anne’s Hill Historic District.

This story was produced by Eric Risher, Lesley Fogle, and Sarah Buckingham. 

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