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Today on Senior Voices, we meet Belmont resident Margaret Frey. Now 71 years old, Margaret is long-time advocate for Dayton youth, working at Children’s Service Board or CSB, earning her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Dayton, and serving as a school psychologist for the Dayton Public Schools for many years. She shared her story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Anna Omulo.

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Conrad's Corner: September 4, 2018

Sep 4, 2018

Marietta Ball reads her poem, "Ritual"

The first-of-its-kind Dayton summer camp is part of a statewide effort to spark interest in high-tech manufacturing among young people. Ohio’s industry faces a shortage of skilled STEM workers.
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

For young people across Dayton, September is a time to head back to school and share stories of summer vacation. This fall, some Miami Valley students can brag about building robots … at a new manufacturing camp. The summer camp is part of an effort to spark interest in high-tech manufacturing –– Ohio’s industry faces a shortage of skilled workers. 

And, as WYSO Community Voices producer Jason Reynolds reports, organizers hope some of this summer’s crop of camp-goers will get excited about working in the field.

https://bayardthemanthedream.org/

This month, the World House Choir and Cincinnati singing friends are bringing a special performance event to the Miami Valley area: "Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind The Dream," by Cincinnati composer/conductor Steve Milloy. Dr. Catherine Roma, director of World House Choir, spoke with Niki Dakota on WYSO's Excursions about the event, and the historic civil rights leader's legacy.

close up of a bumblebee on a sunflower
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In fields all across the country, the last wildflowers of the year come into bloom: the white and violet asters, orange beggarticks, burr marigolds, tall goldenrod, zigzag goldenrod and Japanese knotweed.

It may all be too much for the bees. They have been working since the end of April, and the other day when I found a bumblebee motionsless on its side in the middle of a red zinnia, I wondered if it were overworked, drunk with nectar, a debauchee of dew or simply sleepy.

Free To Breathe Dayton
Free To Breathe Dayton

Dr. John Fleishman is an opthamologist practicing in Dayton. Fleishman lost his wife Dr. Jill Rosset to lung cancer in April of 2017. 

"My wife was a very smart woman but she had one weakness," he says. "And that was her weakness with cigarettes. She started smoking at the age of 15 and by the time I met her she was an addicted smoker. She promised me before we got married several times that she would quit smoking and she didn’t, and so I married her anyway."

Conrad's Corner: September 2, 2018

Sep 2, 2018

David Garrison reads Ed Davis' poem, "A World Such As Ours"

For decades Alan Cheuse was the book reviewer on National Public Radio's program All Things Considered. When I recorded this interview Cheuse had already booked 20 years on the program and had reviewed hundreds of titles. Cheuse was passionate about books and particularly works of fiction.

Cheuse continued his work for NPR until just a few years ago when he was involved in a tragic traffic accident in California. He eventually succumbed to his injuries. He was 75.

In this interview we talked about his exquisitely literary life. "Listening to the Page" was his memoir.

Last week on WYSO Weekend, we heard from the organizers of this year’s Free to Breathe Dayton 5k Run/Walk for Lung Cancer. The annual event returns to The Dayton Raceway at Hollywood Gaming on Saturday, September 8, 2018. We continue that coverage today with a man who has his own story to share. Dr. John Fleishman is an Opthamologist practising in Dayton. He lost his wife Dr. Jill Rosset to lung cancer in April of 2017.

Conrad's Corner: September 1, 2018

Sep 1, 2018

Conrad Balliet reads Gary Pacernick's poem, "There Once Was a Little Man"

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