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What do you call it when your smartphone camera shows you things that aren’t really there? That’s augmented reality — superimposing a computer-generated image onto what you’re seeing through your camera’s lens, changing your view of the world around you. A Dayton company has used this technology to make a new game for the City of Fairborn. Community Voices producer Lauren Shows has the story.

When you’re on a tough road, it can help to know someone has walked that same road before. Today’s Dayton Youth Radio producer tells us about some real-life and fictional characters who have helped him on his journey.  Hang on to your hat. This young man has personality plus!


Well, you’ve heard us say many times that WYSO gives voice to our community, our nation and our world. And that’s true for the voices young and old alike. This week on Senior Voices, Amatul Shafeek remembers the vibrant west Dayton community of the 1950s and 60s. She grew up in Sacramento, California, but spent summers with her grandmother in Dayton before moving here as a young adult. Amatul spoke with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Carol Jackson.


That segment of Senior Voices featured Amatul Shafeek who grew up in Sacramento, California, but spent summers with her grandmother in Dayton before moving here as a young adult. A recent survey though finds nearly a third of Daytonians age 18 to 34 are “unlikely” to stay in the city. A new program aims to reverse this trend –– by matching more college students with Miami Valley internships. Advocates hope connecting young people to jobs early on could boost the chances they’ll stay in Dayton down the road. For WYSO News, Community Voices producer Kristin Stratman has more.


Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.