WYSO Weekend: September 16, 2018

Sep 16, 2018

A nonprofit focused on attracting and retaining young creatives in Dayton has a new director. Miami Valley entrepreneur Lauren White will lead UpDayton as it marks its 10-year anniversary this year. In this profile, WYSO’s Sheila Raghavendran looks at UpDayton’s impact so far, and how the group’s mission has evolved.  


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dayton, Ohio’s sister-city relationship with Oiso, Japan. And next summer officials will welcome a delegation from Oiso to the city. In this interview with WYSO, Kevin Lydy - the current chair of the Dayton-Oiso Sister City Committee tells us about those next-summer plans, and tells us how sister-city relationships begin.


Sometimes faith is as simple as sitting down and talking. In today’s Dayton Youth Radio, Basim Blunt brings us a story of a father and son who did that. And then, the son Andrew Ward wrote about it.


In a previous Senior Voices segment, Andy Heins described his experience being among the first students involved in the desegregation of Dayton City Schools. His interview with Dayton Metro Library volunteer Nancy Messer also captured his memories of the famous small airplanes that were built in Troy, Ohio. Andy's childhood experiences with airplanes led to a lifetime spent working in the aviation industry. Today he is the president of the National Waco Club, which holds an annual reunion of enthusiasts.


WYSO went on the air 60 years ago, and we’re listening back to audio from our collection. WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis introduces this week's Sonic 60 audio spot.

Bill Felker brings clarity to the living world around us with this week's Poor Will's Almanack.