WYSO hosting ‘Dear Mr. President’ project


Greene County News



YELLOW SPRINGS — WYSO Public Radio is partnering with four public library systems for a day of recording on Saturday, Feb. 18, as part of the station’s “Dear Mr. President” project.

“Dear Mr. President” invites Miami Valley residents to write a short letter to President Donald Trump about what he and his administration need to know about their community, neighborhood or family. Letters may be written, recorded as an voice memo or song, or crafted as a piece of visual art.

“After a noisy and contentious election season where many people felt unheard, WYSO is launching Dear Mr. President as a way of listening to the community,” said Jess Mador, WYSO managing editor. “We want to hear from people across our region about their thoughts, concerns and hopes for the next four years and beyond. We’ll be sharing the letters this spring – yours could be featured on the air. We can’t wait to hear what people have to say.”

WYSO staff and Community Voices producers will be on site at following local library branches from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 to record letters from the public:

– Greene County: Yellow Springs, Fairborn, Cedarville, Xenia

– Clark County: downtown Springfield

– Wright Memorial: Oakwood

– Dayton Metro: Northwest, Huber Heights, Miami Township, Brookville

“WYSO is proud to partner with regional libraries for this important project,” said Neenah Ellis, WYSO general manager. “We share an educational mission. We can’t wait to meet WYSO listeners at their libraries on Feb. 18.”

WYSO will showcase letters from the “Dear Mr. President” project later this year on the air at 91.3 FM and on its website, wyso.org.

Greene County News

Story courtesy of WYSO.

Story courtesy of WYSO.

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