Freedom Flight: A generation ago, the play Freedom Bound told the story of how the community and local sheriff of Mechanicsburg stopped federal marshals and slave capturers from returning Addison White to slavery. Mad River Theater Works’ new film, Freedom Flight, follows a fictional great-granddaughter currently grappling with racism, a deep legacy of slavery. Freedom Flight premiered at the Foundry Theater in Yellow Springs on Friday. Currently on tour in 20 states. WYSO’s Tom Stafford reports from Yellow Springs.
Indigenous Advocate: The last few months of 2022 have been busy for Indigenous advocate Stephanie Van Hors. She helped the city of Dayton declare the second Monday of her October as Indigenous Peoples Day. Van Hoose also partnered with Dayton Metro Library in November to host a series of educational events celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Renee Wilde spoke with a Mohawk medical woman working to give voice to Indigenous communities in the Miami Valley and beyond.
Funk Music Hall of Fame: Dayton Museum of Music moves to Trotwood and participates in efforts to revitalize Salem Mall. The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center occupies the old Sears building. WYSO’s Kathryn Mobley spoke with Chad Downing, executive her director of Trotwood Community Improvement Corporation. He said the partnership is a natural fit for the city’s larger development plans.
Dayton Youth Radio – Frozen: Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we hear from Centerville High School senior Myles Marcum. Find more DYR stories on our website.
Sinclair Nursing Program: Sinclair Community College is known for its two-year associate degree. It is also known for its long-term nursing programs. Dayton College will soon offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Dr. Robyn Razor, Sinclair’s Nursing Program Chair and Program Manager, spoke with WYSO’s Mike Frazier about the program.
Poor Will Almanac: Bill Felker has written nature columns and almanacs for local and national publications since 1984. His Yearbook of Poor Wills has been published as an annual since 2003. His organization of weather patterns and phenology (what happens in nature) provides unique information. A structure for understanding the repeating rhythm of the year.