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Candle in the Window: A Teen Reflects on Finding Family, Community in a New City

Triston Rodgers
Basim Blunt
Triston Rodgers

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear a story from Triston Rodgers, who came to Springfield needing a lot of help.  He got the support he needed from a caring group of strangers - and a very special grandma.

To learn more about the Springfield Center of Innovation's YOU Media Center, visit their website:  http://www.getcareerconnected.org/the-center/#inside-the-center. Special thanks to Renee Stratton and Dan Gummel.

Support for Dayton Youth Radio comes from Dayton Rotary Foundation, the Fred and Alice Wallace Charitable Foundation, and the Iddings Foundation.

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Basim has worked in the media for over twenty years, as an A&R rep with Capitol Records and as a morning drive show producer. He is a filmmaker, media arts adjunct, and also a digital editing teacher in the Dayton Metro area. In 2012 he joined WYSO as a Community Voices Producer, and his work has earned him a “New Voices” Scholar award by (AIR) Association of Independents in Radio. Basim has produced the award-winning documentary Boogie Nights: A History of Funk Music in Dayton. He also served as Project Manager for ReInvention Stories, a multimedia docu-series produced by Oscar-winning filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert. In 2020, Blunt received a PMJA (Public Media Journalists Association) award for his WYSO series Dayton Youth Radio, for which he is the founding producer and instructor. Basim spins an eclectic mix of funk, soul, and classic R&B every Friday night from 10:00 pm to midnight, as host of the 91.3 FM music show Behind the Groove.
Triston Rodgers