WYSO Weekend: May 27, 2018

May 27, 2018

Most people of a certain age have clear memories of the war in Vietnam. This week on Senior Voices, we hear from Brenda Stone. Born in 1939 and raised in Jefferson Township, she worked at the Delco Products plant in Kettering for twenty years. Brenda shared her thoughts on the war - and its impact - with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Hadley Drodge.

A Dayton artist is working on a new way to memorialize victims of the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic. The project would create a memorial wall made of hand-cut mosaic tiles. WYSO’s Jess Mador has more. McMillan is also behind an effort to establish an official East Dayton Arts District. She gave us a little background on why she believes it’s important and tells how the city of Dayton is supporting her efforts.


Growing up - for many young people - involves a little fear. But for some teenagers, fears can become so great that’s it hard to find the fun in everyday life.  That’s the subject of Today’s Dayton Youth Radio. It's the first story from our newest class of young radio producers - students at Bellbrook High School.


On June 1 and 2 in Yellow Springs, Antioch College and the Community Empowerment Organization (CEO) will host their second Restorative Justice Conference on the Antioch Campus. The theme of this year's discussions center around "Are We There Yet? Healing Harms in Sexual and Family Violence and the Role of Restorative Justice." CEO director, Jalyn Roe, says the conference, just as it did in 2017,  will feature expert speakers who are at the forefront when it comes to applying restorative practices to a host of social issues.


Welsh singer-songwriter Judith Owen was born in London in 1969 and her first North American album, Emotions on a Postcard, was released in 1996. Owen is co-founder of Twanky Records with her husband, Harry Shearer. Owen also has a new CD out called Rediscovered. And this week she stopped by the YSO studios to talk about that album and play a few tunes for Niki Dakota and the mid-day excursions listeners. Playing with Owen was the very prominent electric bass guitarist, Leland Sklar who has contributed to over 2,000 albums as a session musician.