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Dayton Youth Radio

Stories and perspectives from Southwestern Ohio high school students participating in WYSO's Dayton Youth Radio training program.

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, the CenterPoint Energy Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council

Latest Episodes
  • Everybody from the governor and surgeon general to principals and school boards have been making decisions about how to do high school during the coronavirus pandemic, but did anybody ask a teenager? In this Dayton Youth Radio story, one local teen shares her perspective.
  • Today we have the first of three season finale stories from Dayton Youth Radio. It's about a Kettering teenager who discovered something valuable during his after school job.
  • Like most schools in the Miami Valley, WYSO’s Dayton Youth Radio courses were taught online in a virtual classroom setting. Today Centerville High School student Laila Mays about why her dad is her hero.
  • What's it like for a teenager to navigate life in the Miami Valley as a refugee from Africa? Today, we take an intimate view of this journey from Joselyne Kamikazi, a high school senior.
  • Like most schools in the Miami Valley, this season’s Dayton Youth Radio classes were taught virtually, in an online classroom. Today we have a story from a Centerville High School Student about a life changing dream.
  • For the first 17 years of this week's Dayton Youth Radio producer's life, he was known to the world as Aaron Step. That's his father's last name. Aaron tells us about a holiday gift is the one that can't be found under a Christmas tree.
  • Like many things, our fall Dayton Youth Radio classes were virtual. Our new group of teenagers from Centerville High School produced their stories in an online class. In today’s story, we’ll meet two friends who have a relationship inside -and out- of school.
  • This week we share one of our favorite Best of Dayton Youth Radio stories. Kaylynn Lorene recorded it back in 2017 when she was a high school senior at the David H. Ponitz Career Technology Center in Dayton.
  • After reading Susan Southard's book Nagasaki: Life After War, Dayton Youth Radio producers from Tippecanoe High School wanted to learn more about her work and thoughts about life after nuclear war. Southard visited with a group of students using Zoom last month.
  • Chiyenne McElrath, a junior at the Dayton Early College Academy, also known as DECA, talks about how she went from being a troubled youth to finding self-awareness at her new high school.