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What Had Happened Was: A podcast for Dayton

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Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. The "What Had Happened Was" podcast was a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' 2019 Marconi award in the podcast category.

Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. The "What Had Happened Was" podcast was a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' 2019 Marconi award in the podcast category.

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United States

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Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. The "What Had Happened Was" podcast was a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' 2019 Marconi award in the podcast category.

Language:

English


Episodes

Actress Felicia Chappelle on her famous brother Dave Chappelle, growing up in Yellow Springs and DC, podcasting and coronavirus

9/15/2020
When life is your stage you will find a way to perform. Actress Felicia Chappelle chatted with “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson about her brother Dave Chappelle and what his local comedy shows have meant, growing up in Yellow Springs and DC, art, Prince nesting dolls, never being spanked, travel and her new podcast Faces on the Train. Follow her on Instagram: @womenworkwonders.

Duration:00:37:05

Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl on not having a ‘why,’ tears that wouldn’t stop, yoga and police community relations

8/19/2020
Grief does not care if you wear a badge. In the season kickoff of the "What Had Happened Was" podcast, Amelia Robinson chatted with Richard S. Biehl, the chief of Dayton’s police department. Among other things, they discussed the grief that brought the community together after the Oregon District mass shooting, why “why” is so important to so many, what yoga did for his deep depression, the link between the 2001 Cincinnati riots and protests in Dayton following the death of George Floyd,...

Duration:00:42:37

Tear gas and calls for change: reporters on covering George Floyd protest in Dayton

6/19/2020
Times they are a-changin’. “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down virtually with Dayton Daily News reporters Sarah Franks and Cory Frolik. As part of this episode, they dive into what happened during protests in Dayton sparked by the slaying of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The three discuss what they heard, saw and felt on the frontline of the protests and what it might mean to police reform in Dayton. This episode contains audio recorded during Dayton protests...

Duration:00:33:52

Tear gas and calls for change: reporters on covering George Floyd protest in Dayton

6/19/2020
Times they are a-changin’. “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down virtually with Dayton Daily News reporters Sarah Franks and Cory Frolik. As part of this episode, they dive into what happened during protests in Dayton sparked by the slaying of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The three discuss what they heard, saw and felt on the frontline of the protests and what it might mean to police reform in Dayton. This episode contains audio recorded during Dayton protests...

Duration:00:35:15

George Floyd killing sparks 'courageous, often intense conversation about race and police in Dayton

6/12/2020
Some conversations must be had even if they are uncomfortable. What Had Happened Was podcast host Amelia Robinson moderated the first of Dayton Daily News Courageous Conversations: Relations Between Dayton’s Black Community and Police. The virtual town hall meeting came in the wake of protests here and around the nation following the May 25 police killing of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis. Panelists included: • Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl • Shenise Turner Sloss of...

Duration:01:06:52

Rajeev Venkayya, the Dayton-raised doctor who wrote the U.S. strategy against pandemic

5/11/2020
A Skyhawk helped develop the national strategy credited with slowing the spread of coronavirus. Dr. Rajeev Venkayya, a 1985 Fairborn High School grad, was the director for biodefense under President George W. Bush. He helped lead a team of doctors and researchers that developed the pandemic response policy that has Americans practicing social distancing today. Venkayya, the principal author of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, discussed the coronavirus pandemic and the extreme...

Duration:00:22:39

The long way back. Laura A. Bischoff explains how Ohio will reopen from coronavirus and how it will not

4/28/2020
Laura Bischoff, the Dayton Daily News’ award-winning Statehouse reporter, has been to nearly every press conference given by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted concerning the coronavirus pandemic. In this special episode of the What Had Happened Was podcast, she explains how the governor plans to reopen the state and how he doesn’t, coronavirus testing, why more Ohioans are at high risk than you may think and why she was booed in the press room.

Duration:00:20:04

Sara White on mother dead to coronavirus: The monster “literally takes all prisoners ... your organs, and your blood, and your faculties, your extremities.”

4/20/2020
“The 56-year-old woman” who died of coronavirus in Springfield on April 8 was more than that description expresses. She was Angela Faith White, the woman who loved Sara White and her sisters like no one else could. In this special episode of the What Had Happened Was podcast, Sara White, a 31-year-old Miami Twp. resident, explains how the virus that’s causing havoc around the globe ravaged her mother’s body right here in the Miami Valley. Sara explains why warnings about the virus should not...

Duration:00:37:43

The ‘pest house,’ Grim Reaper and how the ‘Spanish Lady’ brought the Gem City to its knees

4/10/2020
You may not recognize the name, but a ‘Spanish Lady” killed more than 50 million people in 1918 and 1919. An estimated 500 to 675 of those people lived in or near the Gem City. Dayton Daily News and Dayton.com photographer and reporter Lisa Powell with the help of colleague Laura Bishoff and local historians uncovered a little known story of how the Spanish Flu shut down Dayton. In this special episode, Lisa and “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson dish about the Grim Reaper,...

Duration:00:23:38

Amaha Sellassie on the old guard’s last stand, the power of people and the Above Ground Railroad

4/2/2020
Don’t believe in the power of people? You will after listening to “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson’s chat with Dayton social healer, community activist and sociologist Amaha Sellassie of Sinclair Community College. The pair recorded this episode long before the coronavirus crisis drove people into their homes and threatened our very society, but it is a message that the community needs now. Amelia and Amaha, a leading force behind the Gem City Market, the West Dayton...

Duration:01:40:16

Calm before an unprecedented storm: ER Doc Randy Marriott answers your coronavirus questions

3/20/2020
These are scary and unprecedented times, but knowledge is still power. In this special episode of the “What Had Happened Was” podcast, host Amelia Robinson chats with Dr. Randy Marriott, an ER physician and EMS Center of Excellence medical director for Premier Health, which includes Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Marriott answers your questions about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, and gives an update on what’s going on in the ER right now. He explains how you can help doctors, nurses and...

Duration:00:23:42

Coronavirus in Ohio. “It might slow me down, but it might kill her," daughter of nursing home patient says.

3/16/2020
Put plainly, Jean Johnson doesn’t remember her daughter is her “daughter.” Deb Wiltshire certainly remembers all the love her mom gave her before Alzheimer’s Disease assaulted her mind. As coronavirus cases began to grow in the state, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine closed schools, prohibited mass gatherings of more than 100, and banned visitors at nursing homes and state psychiatric hospitals. Deb hasn't seen Jean since. She is among the thousands upon thousands of family member cut off from...

Duration:00:08:45

"This is not a drill." Reporter Laura Bischoff explains dramatic steps Gov. Mike DeWine's just took against coronavirus in Ohio

3/15/2020
In this special episode, "Dayton Daily News" statehouse reporter Laura Bischoff explains the unprecedented steps Ohio Governor Mike DeWine just took due to the nation's coronavirus emergency. She and "What Had Happened Was" host Amelia Robinson discuss the closing of bars and restaurants, reasons behind the governor's actions and when students can expect to be back in school. Watch for additional updates on this crisis.

Duration:00:15:59

Jana Collier on the big breakup, pop-star dreams and the future of the Dayton Daily News

3/5/2020
As the lyrics go, “breaking up is hard to do.” That’s as true with newsrooms as it is with relationships. Thankfully, not all breakups leave you sobbing in the corner with a Teddy bear. “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down with Jana Collier, the freshly minted publisher of a newspaper and website group that includes Dayton.com, Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News Sun and the Journal News. They talk about the shocking twists and turns that preceded the newspaper’s...

Duration:00:22:35

The ‘kickass’ women who gave Dayton Art Institute its shine

2/18/2020
As Executive Director Michael Roediger and Eric Brockman, the museums communications manager, explain, women with baller moves gave birth to the 100-year-old beauty at 456 Belmonte Park N. The men tell “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson about the socialite who dropped a cool $2 million for the museum’s current building, the director who secured the Monet, the origins of DAI’s Art Ball and Oktoberfest, inclusion and the museum’s next 100 years.

Duration:00:27:53

Comedian Megan Stalter on landing ‘National Lampoon Radio Hour’ and being booted out of a Dayton improv class

1/24/2020
Megan Stalter is not a nurse. This is probably a good thing given she doesn’t like the sight of blood and a series of chiropractor videos gave her wicked nightmares. The proud Daytonian, a Wayne High grad, told “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson how she studied everything from nursing to teaching before deciding to pursue her real dream: comedy. Megan, a “National Lampoon Radio Hour” podcast cast member, wants to do it all. Others comedians on the sketch comedy podcast include Cole...

Duration:00:27:25

“This is my home, these are my people.” Cloudy with a Chance of What Happened with McCall Vrydaghs & Kirstie Zontini

1/9/2020
All hell had just broken loose the last time McCall Vrydaghs appeared on the “What Had Happened Was” podcast with Amelia Robinson. This time around, McCall, WHIO’s chief meteorologist, and Kirstie Zontini, her co-host on the “Cloudy with the Chance of Podcast,” join Amelia for a crossover episode that could raise the barometric pressure. They touch on everything from a baby chef who wants what she wants, weather women power and badass tattoos. These weather warriors were even able to explain...

Duration:00:28:44

Struggle, survival and strength Part 1: Dayton shares stories from year of terror

12/12/2019
Dayton was hit square in the jaw over and over again in 2019, but no matter how hard the blow, the Gem City stood up together. Community members share stories of struggle, survival and strength in this special episode of the “What Had Happened Was" podcast. Dayton-area residents were invited to the Dayton Metro Library a few weeks ago to tell stories related to the terrifying Memorial Day tornadoes, Oregon District mass shooting and community unifying events that include a KKK rally. They...

Duration:00:57:58

Struggle, survival and strength Part 2: Dayton shares stories from year of terror

12/12/2019
This is second episode of a two part series about Dayton's strength. The Gem City was hit square in the jaw over and over again in 2019, but no matter how hard the blow, the Gem City stood up together. Community members share stories of struggle, survival and strength in this special episode of the “What Had Happened Was" podcast. Dayton-area residents were invited to the Dayton Metro Library a few weeks ago to tell stories related to the terrifying Memorial Day tornadoes, Oregon District...

Duration:01:08:15

The Dayton garage killings

11/29/2019
Trespassing and damaging property are crimes, but the punishment is rarely death. “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson and Dayton Daily News reporter Cornelius Frolik dive deep into one of the most controversial Dayton cases of 2019. Property owner Victor Santana was just indicted on murder charges for allegedly fatally shooting Javier Harrison and Devin Henderson in their backs on Aug. 28. Prosecutors say the 17 year olds and a friend were smoking marijuana in Santana’s detached...

Duration:00:29:55