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A Greater Dayton with Dan Edwards

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A conversation with Dayton's unsung, hometown heroes who inform, inspire and entertain.

A conversation with Dayton's unsung, hometown heroes who inform, inspire and entertain.

Location:

Dayton, OH

Description:

A conversation with Dayton's unsung, hometown heroes who inform, inspire and entertain.

Twitter:

@WHIORadio

Language:

English

Contact:

937-545-7204


Episodes

Dayton Power Couple: Doug & Beth Mann and Why Porches are So Important!

7/7/2022
Episode # 76: Join host Dan Edwards for an absolutely delightful conversation with another one of Dayton's impressive Power Couples. Doug, "As Seen On TV" Mann is very well known in the Dayton community as the voice and face of one of Ohio's largest law firms. His wife of 40 years, Beth, is also a major player in the philanthropic community as she oversees thousands of volunteers running F.L.O.C. For Love Of Children. Find out how this couple carves out time for each other regardless of...

Duration:00:35:16

Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Elected! Communicating Kindness With Judge Chris Epley

6/23/2022
Episode # 75: Host Dan Edwards sits down with Judge Christopher Epley who has quickly risen up through the political ranks to become one of the youngest sitting Judges on the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals representing six counties in the Dayton region. In a wide-ranging interview, Judge Epley talks about, leadership, relationships, social media's impact on the political world, and the power of the pen and how kindness is making a come back!

Duration:00:28:36

Dayton Power Couple: Pat & David McDonald

6/9/2022
Episode # 74: What does a fulfilling retirement look like? Just listen to Pat & David McDonald as this power couple continues to guide our community while maintaining a healthy relationship. Listen as Dan Edwards talks with this normally reserved and private couple about their journey from the heights of their successful careers in business and finance to their now relaxing and highly rewarding lives as stewards of some of the Dayton Region's most cherished philanthropic organizations,...

Duration:00:27:54

Destigmatizing Mental Health, Post Pandemic. Where Are We Now?

6/3/2022
Episode # 73: After months of isolation due to the pandemic, researchers are beginning to identify the developmental impact the forced isolation is having on our society. From increased substance abuse, body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, cyber bullying and an erosion of our interpersonal communication skills. Dan Edwards discusses these social phobias with psychotherapist Lynne Routsong-Wiechers, Founder of Midwest Counseling Services of Ohio who says the pandemic has created a mental...

Duration:00:32:28

The World of Rhine McLin, As Seen Through Her Round and Square Lens Glasses!

5/26/2022
Episode # 72: To say former Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin is unique is an understatement. She's always walked to the beat of a different drummer. Join Dan Edwards as he covers a variety of topics from her successful political career to her personal life which includes her take on hot items like, The Urban Gym, Life in a Funeral Home, the Fragility of Democracy, Institutional Racism, Verbal Ecology and why She's so passionate about Skydiving! One of the most interesting women I've ever...

Duration:00:27:38

How Dogs Might Be The Cat-a-lyst For Economic Growth in The Dayton Region!

5/14/2022
Episode # 71: During the pandemic, 1 out of 3 American homes adopted a pet. How has that impacted our local pet providers and the welfare of animals in our region? Dan Edwards speaks with Brian Weltge, President and CEO of Humane Society of Greater Dayton. Dan also speaks with Beth Miller who quit her marketing job to create Wagtown, an organization focusing on promoting dog-friendly communities that could have future homeowners beating a path to the Dayton Region.

Duration:00:35:58

Moving Forward Pt 3, Montgomery County Economic Development, Partners UAS, The Hub

4/28/2022
Episode # 70: Very soon, drones will fill the skies, delivering more that just pizza, groceries and medicine. In the wrap-up of the podcast series, Dan Edwards talks with Dr. Andrew Shepherd, Executive Director and Chief Scientist for Unmanned Aerial Systems at Sinclair College . Find out why Tesla has made Dayton home as well as calling the Dayton Region the new Silicon Valley for UAS Certification and Technologies. Dan also talks with Scott Koorndyk, President and CEO of the...

Duration:00:39:14

The Man Who Brought Baseball to Dayton! On the Bench with Judge Anthony Capizzi

4/7/2022
Episode # 69: As a little boy in Rochester, New York, Anthony Capizzi loved baseball, mainly because it was an opportunity to spend quality time with his single parent Dad. Attending games was also an eye-opening experience into a much different world for this impressionable young boy brought up in a tough Italian neighborhood. Listen to find out how these early experiences led Capizzi to fight for a professional baseball team that eventually became a transformative moment for downtown...

Duration:00:31:27

Moving Forward Pt 2, Montgomery County Economic Development Partners DRITA & DIA

3/31/2022
Episode # 68: From Tech Town to Tel Aviv, the impact the Dayton Region is having on the world stage is growing. In Part 2, Dan Edwards goes long distance with an update on one of the region's most lasting and successful business partnerships. The Dayton Region Israel Trade Alliance (D.R.I.T.A.) has been a huge success returning millions of dollars in business opportunities while exposing American companies to Israel's high-tech markets. Hadas Bar-Or, the Dayton Region's representative to...

Duration:00:33:48

Emerge Recovery & Trade Initiative, Rebuilding Souls, Reclaiming Fulfilling Lives!

3/10/2022
Episode # 67 is a truly inspirational story about three men who have teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind, faith-based organization that takes former drug addicts off the streets and gives them a much deserved second chance. Dan Edwards talks with Kip Morris, once an addict himself, who is now a successful HVAC owner who is reaching back to help young men and women fight through their addiction by teaching them a trade that is leading to rewarding and sustainable careers. Executive Director...

Duration:00:32:19

Moving Forward Pt 1, Montgomery County Economic Development Partners!

2/24/2022
Episode # 66 asks the question, "Did you know Dayton has a Port?" Well it's officially the Port Authority and Dan Edwards speaks with Executive Director Joseph M. Geraghty who is responsible for keeping many projects a float by finding financial partners eager to invest in the Dayton Region's revitalized market. Plus, Crystal L. Corbin, Executive Director of the Transportation Improvement District talks about how County-wide collaboration has helped the region fast track projects ,reducing...

Duration:00:33:24

Shoes4TheShoeless, Making Strides to Meet The Biggest, Un-Met Health Need of Kids in Poverty

2/9/2022
Episode # 65: Since their founding in 2010, Shoes4TheShoeless has distributed over 130,000 pairs of shoes and socks to disadvantaged kids in the twelve county Dayton, Ohio region. Dan Edwards talks with Founder Kris Horlacher and Director of Engagement and Fundraising Jonathan Hauge about their "Sole-ful Mission" and how they have had to pivot during the pandemic to meet the growing need. Sponsors: Montgomery County Economic Development, Shumsky Enterprises/Boost Engagement, Dayton...

Duration:00:36:28

The Dayton Convention Center, New Owners, New Mission!

1/27/2022
Episode # 64: The Dayton Convention Center has seen better days. The 150,000 square foot structure at the corners of Main and Fifth Streets in downtown Dayton, Ohio has hosted many memorable events from car shows, and World Affairs to high school graduations. But like any 50 year old structure, it's ready for a massive makeover. In this episode, Dan Edwards shares details of the ambitious five year renovation and redesign of the DCC as well as introduce you to the two ladies leading this 35...

Duration:00:31:18

Take A Leap of Faith with Middletown's Skydiving Mayor

1/11/2022
Episode # 63: It took a tragic event in the life of Nicole Condrey for her to hesitantly pursue a career in politics. But since she has taken that leap, Middletown residents have embraced their new maverick Mayor who's not afraid to take on the establishment. Find out why she believes Middletown is now living up to it's motto: Bright Past, Brighter Future and why this self-proclaimed "introvert" decided to serve her country as a State Department worker and her community as Mayor.. oh, and...

Duration:00:30:41

The Dayton Region's Four Greatest Challenges/Opportunities in 2022 Part 4 Environmental Justice

12/18/2021
Episode # 62: Research shows that where you live can greatly impact your success in life. The amount of crime you have to endure, access to affordable transportation, is there a land fill nearby impacting your housing values ..even the amount of green space can impact your quality of life. In our fourth and final podcast in this groundbreaking series, Dan Edwards speaks with Barbara Stonerock, VP of Community Relations at The Dayton Foundation and Brian Martin, Executive Director of The...

Duration:00:34:36

The Dayton Region's Four Greatest Challenges/Opportunities in 2022 Part 3 Teaching Skills for our Next Generation

12/8/2021
Episode # 61 Dan Edwards speaks with Noreen Willhelm from the Dayton Foundation and Debra Brathwaite, Mentor to Pre-School Promise about the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative. A program established in the Dayton Region to place recently retired professionals with non-profits to promote a more knowledgeable and productive workforce of the future.

Duration:00:34:31

The Dayton Region's Four Greatest Challenges/Opportunities in 2022 Part 2 Improving Non-Profits For All

11/30/2021
EPISODE # 60, DAN EDWARDS CONTINUES HIS GROUNDBREAKING PODCAST SERIES FOCUSING ON THE FOUR GREATEST CHALLENGES / OPPORTUNITIES FACING THE DAYTON REGION MOVING INTO 2022. EACH PODCAST FOCUSES ON A DIFFERENT CHALLENGE/ OPPORTUNITY AS DETERMINED BY THE GRANT COMMITTEE AND GOVERNING BOARD AT THE DAYTON FOUNDATION. PART 2: DAN IS JOINED BY MARY TYLER, AN ECONOMIC EQUALITY PROFESSIONAL AND BARBARA STONEROCK, VP OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS WITH THE DAYTON FOUNDATION AS WITH AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT HOW OUR...

Duration:00:31:35

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LED SERVING, CREATING ECONOMIC EQUITY FOR ALL

11/30/2021
WELCOME TO EPISODE # 60, DAN EDWARDS CONTINUES HIS GROUNDBREAKING SERIES OF PODCASTS , FOCUSING ON THE FOUR GREATEST CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FACING THE DAYTON REGION MOVING FORWARD INTO 2022. EACH PODCAST FOCUSES ON A DIFFERENT CHALLENGE/ OPPORTUNITY AS DETERMINED BY THE GRANT COMMITTEE AND GOVERNING BOARD AT THE DAYTON FOUNDATION. PART ONE: WE DISCUSSED RECOVERY AND REHAB EFFORTS THAT CONTINUE FOR THE HARDEST-HIT VICTIMS OF THE 2019 MEMORIAL DAY TORNADOES. NOW PART 2: LET’S FOCUS...

Duration:00:31:21

The Dayton Region's Four Greatest Challenges/Opportunities in 2022 Pt 1 Tornado Recovery.

11/11/2021
Episode # 59 is the first of four consecutive podcasts that take an in-depth look at the challenges and opportunities facing our region in 2022 as determined by the Grant Committee and Governing Board at the Dayton Foundation. Part One, an update on the recovery efforts from the devastating Memorial Day Tornadoes of 2019. Where are we in the rebuild efforts 2 1/2 years later. I speak with Laura Mercer from The Miami Valley Long Term Recovery Operations as well as Jeanne Holihan, VP of...

Duration:00:38:27

De-Centralizing Churches to promote human rehabilitation while providing basic services.

10/28/2021
EPISODE # 58 Dan Edwards continues his look into faith-based, philanthropic organizations that are reaching out to the community in ways never imagined pre-pandemic. Listen as Dan shines the warm spotlight on Dream Center and City Lights, two promising outreach programs at the forefront of huge, social transition as churches and community leaders are changing their business models in an attempt to change the lives of those in need in the Dayton Region.

Duration:00:27:51