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Pathways to Regeneration Conference Comes to Yellow Springs Next Month


The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions is hosting the Pathways to Regeneration: Soil, Food, and Plant Medicine conference next month in Yellow Springs. Arthur Morgan Institute Executive Director Susan Jennings, and photographer Dennie Eagleson (currently working on a documentary on the institute's purchase of the Agraria farm), came to WYSO's studios to speak with Excursions' Niki Dakota about the institute, and what to expect at the conference.

The Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions' Pathways to Regeneration: Soil, Food, and Plant Medicine conference is happening November 1-3 at Antioch Midwest at 900 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs. More information about the conference can be found at communitysolution.org.

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Evan Miller is a percussionist, lover of sound, and is probably buying too many cassette tapes online right now. Evan got his start in radio in 2012 at WWSU at Wright State University, where he was studying percussion performance. He followed through with both endeavors and eventually landed a lucrative dual career playing experimental music at home and abroad and volunteering at WYSO. Maintaining a connection to normal music, Evan also plays drums in bands, and fills in for Niki Dakota on Excursions. When not doing something music-related, Evan is most likely listening to podcasts or watching food videos at home with his cat.
Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.