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The highland green 68 fastback Mustang was the star of the movie Bullitt.
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Fifty years ago a movie director named Peter Yates and a young rising stare named Steve McQueen made a car into a movie star. The movie was called Bullitt. McQueen played a cop who drove a highland Green 68 Mustang fastback. 

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers perform at the DeWine Ice Cream Social.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Ice cream socials have been a summer staple for community gatherings and fundraisers since the invention of the creamy confection.  The first ice cream social documented in North America was in 1744 at a dinner party by Maryland Governor, Thomas Bladen. In 1802, Thomas Jefferson hosted the first Ice Cream Social in the White House.

Today on County Lines, Producer Renee Wilde goes to Cedarville, Ohio, Home of Attorney General Mike DeWine, to serve up a slice of rural Americana, a la mode.

Senior Voices: Bobbie Murphy

Jun 27, 2018
Bobbie Murphy
Senior Voices

Many Dayton area residents have warm memories of Old River Park, the 45 acre recreational area created in 1939 for NCR employees and their families and friends. Bobbie Murphy grew up in East Dayton, and she remembers going to Old River. She spoke with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, David Murphy, who also happens to be her husband.

Transcript:

David Murphy (DM): Fond memories from your childhood that come to mind?

Senior Voices: Bertha Harris

Jun 20, 2018
Bertha Harris
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, Bertha Harris remembers a vibrant downtown Dayton, and working at the historic Biltmore Hotel. Located at First and Main, the Biltmore was one of the most well-known hotels in the country before it converted to senior apartments in 1981. More recently, Bertha’s strong family ties helped her through a life-changing experience. She shared her memories with Dayton Metro Library interviewer and project liaison, Janine Kinnison.

Transcript:

Taking A Look At The Set Behind The Curtain

Jun 15, 2018
George Drake Jr. / WYSO

During his life, William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. And as the final production of their 2018 season, The Human Race Theatre in Dayton is tackling all of them in just over an hour and a half. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) is a comedy that’s part improv and part audience participation. Community Voices Producer George Drake, Jr. took a look behind the curtain to see how the set for the show came to life.

If you know anything about theatre, you know that a lot of the magic happens backstage.

Senior Voices: Dan Nagle

Jun 14, 2018
Dan Nagle
Senior Voices

This week on Senior Voices, we meet Dan Nagle. Dan and his family have lived in Dayton for generations. He attended Chaminade High School and the University of Dayton before a stint in the Army and law school at Georgetown. Last September, he shared his story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Linda Pitzer.

Transcript:

LINDA PITZER: Do you have a favorite thing about living in Dayton? Would you recommend it to other people?

Jack Long
Basim Blunt / WYSO

There’s school learning, and then there’s life learning.  And that is what happened when Jack Long sat down to talk to his family for Dayton Youth Radio.

All high school seniors go through a discovery period. We’re about to leave the home we grew up in and the people that surrounded us for eighteen years. So, we instinctively reflect back on our family and our parents.

Hickory Medical clinic in Bellefontaine is one of Ohio's first direct primary care offices.
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Dr. Ryan Kauffman is a family physician working in Logan County. He started out in a traditional medical practice, working between 100 and 120 hours a week, week after week. 

Dr. Kauffman had reached the point where he was burned out. He didn’t have time to spend with his young family. He didn’t have time to spend with his patients. So this doctor decided it was time to make a bold change that would benefit both his family, and his community.

Senior Voices: Marilyn Nagle

Jun 6, 2018
Marilyn Nagle
Senior Voices

Today on Senior Voices, we meet Dayton native Marilyn Nagle. Last fall, she shared her rather unusual courtship story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer Linda Pitzer.

Transcript:

Marilyn Nagle (MN): My name is Marilyn Nagle. I was born in Dayton, Ohio at Good Samaritan Hospital on July 16th, 1933. And lived in Dayton all my life. My family goes back to the middle of the 1800s, from living in the Dayton and Minster area.

Arnold Adoff, Virginia Hamilton and their children Jamie and Leigh in 1971
Antiochiana

Just about every place has a local hero, a hometown kid who grew up to make their mark on the world. In Yellow Springs, Ohio, one hometown hero made her mark on the world of children’s literature.

Although she passed away in 2002, Virginia Hamilton’s legacy continues through her large and varied body of work written for young people. It’s also been kept alive by her husband Arnold Adoff, by her children Leigh and Jaime, and by the recent publication of a biography for young readers.

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