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Think Twice, Be Nice: A Teen Speaks Out Against Bullying

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Basim Blunt
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WYSO
Sha'tera Wilcoxson

Sha'tera Wilcoxson is a junior at the Dayton Regional STEM School, a gifted student, and an accomplished singer but unfortunately these talents could not protect her from being teased and tormented by her peers.  Sha'tera says that she has persevered through that period in her life, and now she has gained self confidence needed to succeed. She has written and produced a public service announcement for the PACER Organization to encourage all of us to help put an end to bullying.

 

The Dayton Regional STEM school prepares students with the skills necessary to compete in the global economy while nurturing in our young people the same enthusiasm for discovery, invention and application that launched the vision for powered flight. WYSO and Dayton Youth Radio are excited to work with the students at the STEM School. Special thanks to STEM school Media Arts teacher Emerie Whitman-Allen.

Funding for the Dayton Youth Radio Project comes from the Virginia Kettering Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and The Dayton Foundation.

Basim has worked in the media for over twenty years, as an A&R rep with Capitol Records and as a morning drive show producer. He is a filmmaker, media arts adjunct, and also a digital editing teacher in the Dayton Metro area. In 2012 he joined WYSO as a Community Voices Producer, and his work has earned him a “New Voices” Scholar award by (AIR) Association of Independents in Radio. Basim has produced the award-winning documentary Boogie Nights: A History of Funk Music in Dayton. He also served as Project Manager for ReInvention Stories, a multimedia docu-series produced by Oscar-winning filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert. In 2020, Blunt received a PMJA (Public Media Journalists Association) award for his WYSO series Dayton Youth Radio, for which he is the founding producer and instructor. Basim spins an eclectic mix of funk, soul, and classic R&B every Thursday night from 8 p.m to 10 p.m., as host of the 91.3 FM music show Behind the Groove.