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#777 A Community Conversation with Candidates Gabriela Pickett and Will Smith for Dayton School Board
The report cards for Ohio school districts was released last week, and Dayton Public Schools score improved to a D from a F rating. We are all proud of this improvement! Obviously there is a lot more that needs to be done, and this fall the Dayton voters have a chance to influence Dayton Public School’s direction by electing new school board members. Our host Libby Ballengee had the opportunity to speak with two candidates, Gabriela Pickett and Will Smith, about their vision for Dayton Public Schools.
More about the report card from WYSO: https://www.wyso.org/post/dayton-public-schools-shows-improvement-new-ohio-school-report-cards
Reminder: Nov. 5, 2019 is General Election Day for Dayton Public School Board, Dayton City Commission among other issues. Check your status, register to vote, learn about early in-person voting and more here: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/
About Gabriela Pickett
I’m a mother of six, an education researcher, an artist, and a community activist — you know, jobs that make the “big bucks.” So when I decided to run for Dayton School Board, people told me I’d have to raise tens of thousands of dollars to run against independently wealthy candidates. If you’re like me, that doesn’t sit right.
Big money has too much influence in politics. People should get elected based on the quality of their character and what they’ve done for the community. That’s why we’re gathering SMALL donations from a LOT of people instead of BIG donations from a few people. Those who fund you are those who can hold you accountable, and I want to be accountable to teachers, kids, parents, and YOU — not to the people who want to profit off our students’ education.
Will Smith, Jamie Rippey, and I want to build a Dayton School Board that listens when you speak, that fights when you need us, and that tells you the truth no matter what. We can’t do it without you. Thank you for supporting my campaign for Dayton School Board, and I’ll see you at the polls on November 5th, 2019.
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About Will Smith
Will is a 2019 candidate for the Dayton Public School Board. Will Smith is a lifelong Dayton resident, son of Dayton Public Schools graduate, product of Dayton Public Schools (Meadowdale High School), and parent of two current Dayton Public Schools students. A graduate of Xavier University (Information Systems), for over ten years, Will has worked extensively in the community in various aspects and roles. He has served as an organizer with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative and For Our Future Ohio. He has worked to aid neighborhood cleanup and beautification efforts, criminal justice reform, voter registration and engagement, as well as help with food insecurity issues within Dayton. He has also trained various community organizations to assist in their organizing and outreach efforts.
Will currently serves the community in a consultant role with The Human Relations Council of the City of Dayton where he has been working on developing programs to proactively reduce gun violence and promote safe and healthy communities throughout the city. As an advocate for the need of high quality education, Will has spent time as a tutor for a multitude of students in various grade levels and has helped with various K-3 literacy initiatives. He has also helped Dayton Public Schools as a member of the planning committee for the newly formed Parent Family and Community Council in efforts to increase engagement throughout the community. Eager to volunteer his time for those in the area, Will has served as a youth sports coach in various sports. Will believes that a community is only as strong as its schools and that it takes a community working collectively to make the improvements needed to make a better Dayton!
This campaign is about connecting those in Dayton to share a vision of high goals and high achievement. In order to do this, there must be accountability and transparency in leadership, equity throughout the district, and an investment in engagement with the entire community. Please consider donating to the campaign efforts. Each donation is a personal investment into the vision of a better educational culture in our community!
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Tino – Time Clock Blues
Kev Nash & DJ Killa Kev are back talking about the latest episode of Snowfall and give their predictions on the season finale, MVP & Super Bowl predictions on the NFL season. How the hell did the Antonio Brown saga end with him being on The Patriots? Plus, Aye Dizzle’s Fantasy Football draft shenanigans! 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.
GeeGee Bradley has been a staple in the Dayton Music Scene since the 90’s. Playing in bands such as Legbone, the Jackalopes, GeeGee’s Punk Rock All Stars, Viceroy Kings, as well as being the Marketing and Promotions Manager for Turnbuckles and Brews.
He stops by DATV to chat with @theizzyrock about how Rockstar became Turnbuckles, they get deep into the world of politics and many other topics.
See GeeGee this Friday the 13th
Desiree Tims was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. She is a proud product of Dayton Public Schools. After graduating from Dayton Dunbar High School, Desiree later graduated from Xavier University and Georgetown Law.
Inspired by the idea of hope and change, Desiree served as a volunteer for the 2008 Obama campaign in Southwest Ohio. Desiree later worked in The White House and on Capitol Hill. It was during this time that she learned that real leadership is a sandwich made of family values, grit, and hard work.
For too long, Ohio’s 10th Congressional District has been left behind, and the new economy just isn’t working for most. Frustrated by the lack of real representation and leadership, Desiree decided to get off the sidelines and take action! Desiree believes that the American dream is a promise worth fulfilling.
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Desiree’s Website / Donation Link: https://www.timsforcongress.com/
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Kev Nash & DJ Killa Kev are taking full advantage of the Labor Day Weekend by taking a BYE WEEK! But, we have a throwback interview with Drake! Yea, Drizzy Drake! Enjoy! 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.
Knavery is an alternative rock band based out of Dayton, OH. They join @theizzyrock at DATV to discuss the release of their new EP, “Grown” being released on September 6, 2019.
We learn the origin of the band, touring, rig rundown, and hear the new EP.
This Labor Day, the Gem City Podcast honors our most memorable workers: the engineers that made Dayton famous! They collectively saved Dayton from future floods, invented flight, got cars on the streets, put cash registers in stores and left the citizens of Dayton a gorgeous landmark that is a modern day hidden gem. Our guest Brian Petro joins us to share the secrets of this amazing place and invite you in to see it for yourself!
After the 1913 Flood, Dayton could have withered. Local industries could have abandoned Dayton and sought higher ground. Instead something extraordinary happened. The collective brain power behind Dayton’s thousand competing factories banded together to rebuild their city and tame the river for good.
The Engineer’s Club, founded in 1914 by Col. Edward Deeds and Charles Kettering, The roots of the Engineers’ Club were in the “Barn Gang” which included Dayton Ohio inventors and industrialists John Patterson and aviation pioneer Orville Wright.
From the classic Georgian exterior to the Tudor and Federal interior, the Engineers Club building is an architectural landmark in Dayton, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s even located on historic land. The Dayton settlement began in 1796 almost precisely where the present-day Engineers Club now sits.
This landmark and club offers members and their guests access to a multi-use historic space. For professionals looking for a classic place to lunch and do business, to brides and grooms looking for a grand and gorgeous space for weddings, The Engineer’s Club is an amazing space in the heart of downtown Dayton!
The Story Changes – Golden Age
Club Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, Friday 9am – 9pm
Location: 110 E. Monument Ave. Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 228-2148
Kev Nash, DJ Killa Kev, talk about Kev Nash’s trip to Portland, the Popeye’s chicken sandwich craze, Andrew Luck’s surprising retirement, and Kayne West in the city for Dave Chappelle’s Block Party! 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.
Shrug have been making music in Dayton since the 90’s. @theizzyrock gets the lowdown of their origin story, rig rundown, and we discuss their new album, “Easy Is The New Hard” on Magnaphone Records.
Shrug return with their proverbial “White Album”…or perhaps their “Sandanista”. Easy is the New Hard isn’t decidedly Beatlesesque and though The Clash have always been an influence, it doesn’t really sound like their 1980 triple album. Rather, it’s comparable as a stylistically diverse effort that spans multiple sides of vinyl and explores the band’s deepest roots and most adventurous writing. Songwriter/guitarist Tod Weidner clearly enjoyed a major bout of inspiration following the release of 2016’s Age of Ashes, and it’s been captured here.
In truth, it’s still a solid rock album at its core and remains faithful to what the band does best. Fans aren’t going to feel alienated here. However, the influences of glam, psychedelia and Laurel Canyon have never been more evident. As Weidner puts it, “there is a lot of ‘swirl’ on this record.” It’s fun, fresh, instantly classic, and still wholly Shrug.