Antioch College

Daniel Fishkin

The arts series Sound Action is currently underway at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, curated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Arts Catalina Jordan Alvarez. Tonight in the college's Herndon Gallery, Sound Action presents Dead Metaphors, featuring composer/sound artist/instrument builder Daniel Fishkin, alongside an ensemble of SOUND students from Antioch.

Along with learning how to collect and save seeds, part of Beth Bridgman's class included collecting the oral history of seeds.
courtesy of Beth Bridgeman

78 percent of the world’s seeds are now owned by three companies, and it’s those companies who decide which ones to make available to the public. 

That’s quite a turnaround from America’s early years, when the U.S. government was giving billions of seeds away for free. But it’s not just the variety of seeds being lost, it’s also the history that those seeds represent. 

Julia Reichert
WYSO Archives

On Wednesday evening in Columbus, Ohio, a special exhibit opened that features the 50-year career of Yellow Springs filmmaker, Julia Reichert. The Wexner exhibit is actually one stop on a national tour highlighting Reichert's work, which has focused in on a variety of "era-defining" issues of the human experience.

US defense expert and Antioch College alumnus Jay Tuck will deliver the keynote address at the Artificial Intelligence Symposium on Monday.
via Antioch College

Antioch College is hosting an Artificial Intelligence Symposium on Monday, July 15, 2019. It will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Eichelberger Forum Main Stage at the Dayton Metro Library, located at 215 E. Third St., Dayton.

The featured speaker at the symposium will be US defense expert and Antioch College alumnus Jay Tuck. The author and investigative journalist will be joined by a panel of "Dayton-area AI experts," including Dr. Amy L. Magnus of the Air Force Institute of Technology.

Antioch College professor Louise Smith visited the WYSO studio to talk to Music Director Niki Dakota about her upcoming performance of Dorothy Lane: A Travelogue.  They were joined by Lizzie Olesker, who served as the director for Smith's solo performance. 

Dorothy Lane: A Travelogue will premiere at Antioch College's Foundry Theater on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18 at 8pm. Learn more at: https://antiochcollege.edu/event/dorothy-lane-a-travelogue

The number of African American-owned businesses has fallen sharply in Yellow Springs from its peak four decades ago. Only a handful remain in the village.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Yellow Springs will soon have a new village manager. The Village Council has appointed former Yellow Springs resident and Antioch College alum Josue Salmeron to replace Patti Bates, who has occupied the village manager’s office for almost five years and plans to retire at the end of June.

WYSO spoke with Bates, who says she’ll take with her many fond memories of her time spent working in Yellow Springs government.

Below is an interview with Bates, edited for length and clarity:

Comedian Dave Chappelle will be awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this year, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced.

The stand-up comic, actor, producer and director joins a prestigious group of comedians to receive the award. Among them are Carol Burnett, Whoopi Goldberg, Bob Newhart and Richard Pryor — who won the very first Twain Prize in 1998.

Juliet Fromholt / WYSO

Wednesday in Dayton, Antioch College officials announced a deal allowing public radio station WYSO to become independent.

As part of the agreement, WYSO, with Antioch College, has so far raised almost $3.5 million. Officials say the funds will reimburse Antioch for its investment in the station’s broadcast license and operations.

Antioch College president Tom Manley says independence was part of the original vision for WYSO when it started as a student-run station more than 60 years ago.

During Antioch College's 2018 Reunion, alumni visited the WYSO studios and shared their stories with current Antioch students, fellow alumni, and WYSO staff members. This edition of the Antioch Word features alumna, Angelica Benton Molina, 97'. WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with Angelica Benton Molina at WYSO studios. There Angelica talks about her deep connection to the college, and why Antioch was the right choice for her. 

On this edition of The Antioch Word, you will hear Episode 3 of our recap of Antioch College’s first, Freedom To Vote Rally. Mila Cooper, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and Executive Director of the  Coretta Scott King Center at Antioch College, emceed this event. Special Guest Civil Rights activist Shaun King, shares the importance of voting and speaks about how the impact of police violence and injustices pushed him to seek answers.