This week, in Hour #2, we're examining the golden age of BUBBLEGUM POP: the precision-marketed sugary musical concoctions that served as a kind of gateway drug to teens and preteens through the late 60s and early 70s. Tommy Roe, Edison Lighthouse, The Archies... make sure you brush and floss after this one kids- THIS episode will give you cavities. But first...

Conrad's Corner: August 2, 2018

Aug 2, 2018

David Garrison reads his poem, "Langston Hughes"

Jess Mador / WYSO

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials say there was no “real world” active shooter incident at the base Thursday afternoon. False reports of a shooter at the base's hospital situation triggered an hours long base-wide lockdown. 

The Typical Johnsons will release In Other Words later this summer.

The Typical Johnsons returned to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of their new album, In Other Words, for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, their evolving sound and more.

The Typical Johnson will perform at Oscar's in Vandalia on August 17 and on August 23 at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.

M. Ross Perkins will release his new EP later this summer.
Stephanie Baker

M Ross Perkins returned to the WYSO studios to preview tracks from his upcoming What Did You Do For Summer Break EP on Kaleidoscope.  He talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing and recording the album, his evolving creative process and more.

M Ross Perkin's What Did You Do For Summer Break EP will be released digitally on August 31 on Sofaburn Records. He'll performed live on August 25 at The Comet in Cincinnati and on September 1 at Omega Music in Dayton.

Peter James returned to the program to talk about the latest installment in his series that features Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. Roy's beat is the seaside city of Brighton, England and as this story begins he's spending some time with his son Bruno. They are attending a soccer match at the new stadium. As the two are settling into their seats the ever observant Roy notices a young man who is sitting a few rows in front of them and in his view this fellow is exhibiting some peculiar behavior.

Senior Voices: Michael Whitlow

Aug 1, 2018
Michael Whitlow
Senior Voices

Michael Whitlow has some wise words for us all. He’s a 65 year old veteran of the Marines who’s raised his two nieces, and he plans to pass on his home to them some day. But as he told interviewer Alan Staiger, he’s in no hurry.


Alan Staiger (AS): Any other special words of wisdom you’d like to pass along?

DCDC dancers perform in the heart of downtown Dayton.
courtesy of the Downtown Dayton Partnership

Art in the City combines visual and performing arts, which will be highlighted throughout the downtown Dayton as a culmination of the DP&L Summer in the City series. The Downtown Dayton Partnership's Val Beerbower visited the WYSO studios to preview the event live on Excursions with Niki Dakota, who will emcee the Community Stage. 

Art in the City is Friday, August 3, 5-10p.m. throughout downtow Dayton. Learn more at: http://www.downtowndayton.org/things-to-do/summer-in-the-city/art-in-the-city/

CareSource is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio medicaid affordable care act
Joshua Chenault / WYSO

Ohio's largest Medicaid plan says the amount of opioids prescribed to its members has decreased 40 percent over the past 18 months.

CareSource announced Monday it plans to reduce that number by 50 percent by the end of this year.

The Dayton-based organization privately manages 1.8 million Medicaid plans. It says it notifies providers who prescribe a large amount of opioids to members, and can identify members at risk for substance misuse.

Shortly after noon on July 19, workers stretched construction barrels and webbing across the entrance to Good Samaritan Hospital's emergency center entrance.
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Crews are already in the process of removing medical equipment from Good Samaritan Hospital. The West Dayton facility shut its doors last week amid outcry and the opening of a federal civil rights investigation.

Now, Good Samaritan owner Premier Health is moving forward with plans to dismantle and demolish the complex over the next two years.