Kev Nash, DJ Killa Kev, talk about Killa’s birthday trip Kings Island, Kev Nash pushing a drop top, BLACKtie 2019 announcement, overrated & underrated rapper talk, plus Boo That Man aka Reggie Powers stops bye! Stay connected with the fellas @Dj_Killa_Kev & @1KevNash on twitter & IG! Don’t forget you can find the pod on the Tunein app & stitcher app.
Young Reese Dude @937ReeseDude is an independent hip-hop artist from Dayton, OH. He stops by DATV to chat with @theizzyrock about growing up in Dayton, influences, and we discuss the album “Reese”, which released on 6-14-2019 and can be streamed everywhere.
Born and raised in Desota Bass Courts, a housing project in Dayton, Ohio, Raysean (YoungReeseDude) Reese was the oldest of his mother’s children and the second oldest of his father’s. He attended Macfarlane Middle School where he played football until he suffered a season ending injury. During that time Reese’s father noticed him rapping and suggested his son start writing some of these lyrics down. With a growing confidence Reese begins freestyle battling at Meadowdale High School where he picked up the name YoungReeseDude and soon everyone would call him that. YoungReeseDude would soon grow very popular on the battling circuit and would leave school to go battle MC’s at other schools. During that same time ReeseDude was introduce to his father childhood friend Christian “Mouzetrapp” Gates who was also and MC and a recording engineer. They got together in the studio and ReeseDude recorded his first mixtape The Natural and later on an assortment of other mixtapes. ReeseDude is currently and always working on new material and his music can be found on various websites such as soundcloud.com, reverbnation.com, Datpiff.com etc… He credits some of his influences to being Jay-Z, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, and Big Daddy Kane. For Booking Info and Contact Info you can email Him at Rayseanreese@gmail.com Or Call Him at 937-301-6154. Twitter info: www.twitter.com/937reesedude and Facebook Info: www.facebook.com/youngereesedude
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It’s been quite awhile since we have caught up with The Collaboratory – Dayton’s civic innovation lab. Founder Peter Benkendorf chats with our host Libby Ballengee about the latest initiatives they are churning out of his downtown idea factory.
What is the Collaboratory?
The Collaboratory moves ideas to action. We provide infrastructure for people and organizations to collaboratively develop community initiatives that generate new economic, civic and creative opportunities and value. The result is a healthier, more thriving region.
Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway – “A Song Away”
Where is the Collaboratory?
118 West First Street, Suite 5
PO Box 10506 (mail)
Dayton, OH 45402
- Porchfest – August 24, 2019 (Free festival last Saturday in August)
- Ethnonosh Dayton
- Re-Imagining America
- X factor
- Next Chapter Collaborative
- The Arts Collaboratory
- Dayton Regional Solar
- WellCare Miami Valley
Learn about all here: http://www.daytoncollaboratory.org/initiatives
John Dubuc stops by DATV to chat with @theizzyrock about his new album from Magnaphone Records released in June 2019, childhood memories, influences, rig rundown, and much more.
The singer-songwriter has certainly come a long way from the precocious 13-year-old who formed the punk band, the Obvious, with his buddies in the summer of 1983. That group released two singles, an EP and an album before dissolving unceremoniously in Chicago in the mid-1990s.
Dubuc spent a decade in the Windy City, where he played in the bands John Henry’s Train and Face For Radio. After returning to the Dayton area in the early 2000s, he performed solo and as a sideman in other groups but resisted forming another band until 2017.
Dubuc recently discussed the making of “Where Have I Been All Your Life?” and his roots rock group, the Guilty Pleasures, which features Rich Reuter (guitar, keyboards), Tom Rastikis (bass) and Brian Hoeflich (drums).
Where Have I Been All Your Life? It’s a valid question coming from long-time favorite, but under-recorded, song smith John Dubuc.
Well, for many, this master of wit and melody has been a familiar voice at songwriter nights, coffee shops and late-night bars in southern Ohio for most of the time they’ve been catching live music. There’s just never been a record…
Fortunately, a couple years ago, Dubuc formed a fruitful recording partnership with bassist and studio wiz Tom Rastikis and a cast of heavy hitters began buzzing around the sessions. What we get with the debut is a fully realized and meticulously curated collection of Dubuc’s best work embellished by some of the best players in the Dayton, OH music scene. It’s familiar and rooted in Midwestern rock and roll heritage from the Twin Cities, through Chicago, past the band’s front porch and just slightly reaching down south, but also fresh and unlike anything you’re likely to have heard unless you’ve been fortunate enough to catch the recently formed Guilty Pleasures.
The ability to weave subtle humor with bittersweet, heartbreaking melodies is perhaps Dubuc’s greatest strength and while the expertly arranged music has abundant intrigue to captivate listeners alone, it’s his penchant for unpretentious, deadpan witticism that keeps us hitting “play” repeatedly.
Running for Congress is not a path to be taken lightly. It takes a large amount of courage, ideas, solutions, relationships and cash. Despite the obstacles and intensity, an influx of women ran for Congress in 2018, most of them first time candidates. In Dayton, local entrepreneur Theresa Gasper challenged Republican Mike Turner for our House of Representatives seat. Although Turner won re-election in our very gerrymandered district, Gasper came the closest to upsetting this longtime incumbent.
In this episode with catch up with Theresa, to ask her about her campaign experience, her advice to other would-be candidates and her thoughts on the current state of politics, including gun control legislation after the mass shooting.
About Theresa Gasper
Theresa grew up in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood, as the youngest of four siblings. She is a proud fourth-generation Daytonian and small business owner, having established two successful businesses in the Miami Valley. Her father, Bill, instilled in her the values of hard work, grit and determination. He worked for a local hardware store after losing his longtime job at age 55 and then bought and operated a framing shop. Theresa’s mother, Wanda, managed former Rep. Chuck Whalen’s district office and showed her the importance of public service. Theresa’s earliest memories involve passing out the Barbara Whalen Cookbook at the Montgomery County Fair and delivering Chuck’s newsletters door-to-door on weekends. Taking a page out of her father’s book, Theresa bought a local telephone-answering service as a young mother and built it into the largest business center in Dayton over the course of 14 years. For the past 12 years through her current company, Full Circle Development, she has worked to make Dayton a better place by reinvesting in and renovating homes that have fallen into disrepair in light of the housing crisis. Theresa’s passion for her home of Southwest Ohio drives her activism. Her extensive background in housing advocacy includes service on community boards that educate first-time homebuyers, coach existing homeowners through loan modification, and organize volunteer repairs for elderly homeowners. Theresa resides in Beavercreek with her husband Dave and two cats. She is a diehard UD Flyers fan.
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Theresa’s Congressional Website – https://www.gasperforcongress.com/
We at the Gem City Podcast have been dedicated to the city of Dayton our entire lives, and through the lens of this podcast since 2013. We were shaken by the klan rally, devastated by the tornadoes, and now in utter agony in the aftermath of the shocking mass shooting in our beloved Oregon District – the place where this podcast was birthed and where we recorded the vast majority of our episodes.
We are all asking ourselves WHY this tragedy happened. Why do these attacks happen so often? What is behind the hate? What is fundamentally going on? Our host Libby Ballengee immediate sought answers to these questions, and also needed some comfort while these wounds are so fresh. She turned to Uma Mullapudi, a meditation trainer and one of the wisest people she knows.
Uma explains that all people are good people, but the hatred, sadness, fear, loneliness and anger that we collect, if not dealt with properly, gets bottled up – and then one day explodes. Something we can all do, is learn how to process the negative emotions that we encounter on a daily basis. Just like we take a shower to clean our bodies, we need to cleanse our minds and hearts. Children need this too!
Learn more about finding inner peace and balance in this episode and at the resources below. Wishing all of our listeners peace in your hearts, minds & lives.
Salvadore Ross – Helpers Return
How to meditate? Gently close your eyes and think of the source of light is already present with in your heart.
Personal meditation sessions are available, free of charge. We have two locations to serve you. 3153 Lantz Road Beavercreek as well as the Heartfulness Center in the Mall at Fairfield Commons, on the lower level. If you would like to experience meditation with yogic transmission, with the aid of a trainer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our website: daytonheartfulness.org
Click here for the full schedule + other Dayton area locations:
We awoke on Sunday, August 4th to a tragedy that had struck in the Oregon District. Senseless violence from a mass shooter had taken the lives of 9 people. Though we do not discuss that in this podcast, we want you to know we’re Dayton Strong. We love this community and will have an episode dedicated to this on 8/12/19.
Community Leadership Initiatives and Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative:
The Dayton Foundation has a long history of developing collaborative Community Leadership Initiatives that help address key issues and ultimately strengthens the Greater Dayton Region.
In this episode of Gem City Podcast, The Dayton Foundation’s community engagement staff discusses how the Foundation learns what the greatest needs and issues are in the region (i.e. Brain Drain, Minority Inclusion, Poverty and etc.), identifies an issue and then pulls together community leaders around the subject matter to develop and pilot initiative that work towards a solution.
Some of the Foundation’s recent Community Leadership Initiatives include – Learn to Earn Dayton, Crayons to Classrooms and the Commission on Minority Inclusion and the Minority Business Partnership, to name a few.
One of the current issues the Dayton Region faces is a rapidly aging population. In 2016, the Foundation launched an initiative called the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative to use the talent and wisdom of older adults to address some of the region’s toughest and emerging issues.
Highly skilled older adults [Fellows], are placed with Host Organizations [nonprofits] which have recognized the value of experienced workers and applied to The Dayton Foundation to bring a Fellow into their leadership team to solve a critical community concern. The Fellows also work together to help change the conversation about aging, making presentations to civic and educational organizations about the Del Mar Initiative and the valuable resource represented by older adults in our community.
People can learn more about The Dayton Foundation or the Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative at:
Philanthropy and How It Can Be Used to Make a Greater Impact:
The mission of The Dayton Foundation is to empower others through philanthropy and community leadership. In short, the Foundation is here to help people help others by working to find the best charitable solution to how individuals and families want to make a difference – whether that be through giving scholarships to children in need or supporting an organization that you care about even after you’re gone.
In this episode of Gem City Podcast, The Dayton Foundation’s Development staff explains what philanthropy is and the unique range and depth of services that it offers people and organizations who want to give to charity today or in the future.
Additionally, Foundation staff shares stories and examples of how pooling your income can make a greater impact and how many nonprofits have used the Foundation’s services to kick start a grass-roots projects and campaigns, like the Levitt Pavilion, The Dayton VA Fisher House and Gem City Market to name a few.
People can learn more about The Dayton Foundation or becoming a donor, at:
The Disability Foundation:
If you have a loved-one with a disability, or are planning for the long-term care of a family member, you know it’s important to cover basic and daily needs. You, more than likely, also want to ensure the enrichment and quality of life of the person so you can be confident that they are living life to the fullest without concern for how their needs or wants will be met.
In 1999, The Dayton Foundation helped to establish The Disability Foundation. This supporting organization offers planning options that provide supplemental goods or services for individuals with disabilities.
The mission of The Disability Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities by complementing public benefits through the management of financial resources. To do this, the Foundation acts as Distribution Trustee of The Ohio Community Pooled Annuity Trust and the Ohio Community Pooled Flexible-Spending Trust.
In this episode, executive director of The Disability Foundation, Greg Darling, and Board Member Patty Ioas, discuss the importance of this fund to individuals with disabilities and their loved ones.
People can learn more about The Disability Foundation, at: