Navy veteran Pyotr Dobrotvorsky and Army veteran David Berry.
courtesy of David Berry

American And Russian-born Veterans Share Similarities, Differences In Military Experience

The American military is very diverse, and it’s where many men and women first learn how to build relationships with people from different cultures. Army veteran and Wright State University student David Berry of Springfield was raised in America and Navy veteran Pyotr Dobrotvorsky of Yellow Springs was raised in Russia.

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Your Voice Ohio

Statewide Economy Project: How Can We Make Ohio More Vibrant?

We want to hear your ideas on how to bring new vibrancy to the Dayton-Springfield-Middletown area. Who are we? Your local news media. About 50 Ohio news outlets have partnered in the Your Voice Ohio project to find new ways to listen to citizens of our communities and represent them better in our work. Newspapers, radio and TV in the Dayton-Springfield-Yellow Springs area are among them. Over the next two weeks we'll have open conversations in nine communities across the state as we launch...

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Conrad's Corner: September 17, 2018

Sep 17, 2018

Myrna Stone reads her poem, "Once Upon a Time."

Consider two families: one in eastern Ohio’s Tuscarawas County, and another just a few miles away in Carroll County.


Shuly Cawood returned to the program to share some of her poetry. You might recall that last year Shuly visited The Book Nook to discuss her memoir "The Going and Goodbye."

Following the recent death of WYSO's longtime poetic professor Conrad Balliet I hoped to offer an homage to him with some poetry and Shuly was the first poet that came to my mind. Shuly's poetry is beautiful. I hope you enjoy it.

Conrad's Corner: September 16, 2018

Sep 16, 2018

Janeal Ravndal reads her poem, "Pure In Heart."

A nonprofit focused on attracting and retaining young creatives in Dayton has a new director. Miami Valley entrepreneur Lauren White will lead UpDayton as it marks its 10-year anniversary this year. In this profile, WYSO’s Sheila Raghavendran looks at UpDayton’s impact so far, and how the group’s mission has evolved.  


Judy Johnson reads her poem, "Running."

Conrad's Corner: September 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018

Julie Moore reads Maureen Fry's poem, "Night Music."

school desks
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State school report card grades were mixed this year for districts in the Miami Valley. The annual report measures district performance based on test scores from the 2017-2018 school year.

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek, Oakwood, Russia, Springboro, and Wayne schools all received an overall grade of “A” on the report. “A” ratings were rare across the state this year – only 28 of Ohio’s more than 600 districts received them.

The third annual ArtFest is Sunday at Beavercreek's Community Park.
via https://www.facebook.com/ArtFestMiamiValley/

The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a brand-new musical production and an epic and emotionally charged retelling of the famous Victor Hugo love story of the beautiful gypsy girl Esmeralda, and the scorned bell-ringer Quasimodo. While it is based on the animated Disney film including many of the same songs, the plot and themes follow more closely to the original, and significantly darker, novel. This is at The Victoria Theatre, Friday & Saturday.

This week's theme? Glad you asked: "FRONTMAN TAKES FIVE"- we'll be taking a look at songs where the regular lead singer steps back from the mic and lets another band member have a moment in the spotlight. Sometimes there's a good reason why the bass player doesn't get a mic, but there are other examples when the song becomes the band's biggest hit. We'll be hearing both sides of the spectrum, and it's gonna be a hoot. Ringo wants YOU to be there. You don't want to disappoint Ringo, do you?