In this edition of WYSO Weekend:
Dayton community members are rallying to support Oregon District businesses after a fire New Years’ weekend. The fire broke out in the kitchen of Salar Restaurant and Lounge, which was heavily damaged. Smoke also affected other nearby shops. I talked to one proprietor about his experience last weekend.
Owner of the Meadowlark Restaurant in Kettering and Wheat Penny Oven and Bar in Dayton, Chef Elizabeth Wiley, has been a player in the area’s restaurant scene on-and-off for almost 40 years. Over that time, she’s made more of a name for herself nationally, and watched other local female chefs climb the ladder alongside her. But for many, including Wiley, being a woman has made that ladder hard to climb.
In September she became a James Beard Foundation fellow in its Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership program. Community Voices producer George Drake, Jr. explored her story and the trend of female chefs around the city. *Culture Couch is made possible by a generous grant from the Ohio Arts Council.
Today on WW - we’ve got two Dayton Youth Radio stories. Our first young producer is Alexis Jones, a senior at Centerville High School. Here’s her story about the relationship she has with her father. Our second young producer for DYR attends the David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center. Here's Youth Radio Project Manager Basim Blunt. *Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council.