America in Crisis

Will “American Factory” put Dayton back in the news?

Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar are the real deal when it comes to making documentaries. They are one of Dayton Ohio’s true gems. Thoughtful, inquisitive and deliberate, they approach their stories with a very cool journalists eye. While their movies don’t enjoy great box office success (very few documentaries do) the stories they tell are Read More

Death next neighborhood: Dayton mass shooting

Before they built US 35 in the sixties, my neighborhood, South Park, was connected to the next neighborhood north of us, The Oregon District. Now there is a slash, like a DMZ, called a highway that separates us. It was Dayton’s first “Historic District” and got about a 5 year head start on my neighborhood Read More

The post tornado housing crisis isn’t a new crisis. Revisiting low cost housing options in Dayton

A few months ago, a community activist put an amazing house in Dayton View up for sale- for free. You just had to have the wherewithal to rehab it and live in it. There are a bunch of really grand homes in that area- including one at Broadway and Yale that has been saved and Read More

The Klan, The Tornadoes and the Chain of Command

The city spent $650K to make sure the KKK rally was safe. Everybody had a plan. Tornadoes rip through the city. Everybody wants to help- no one had a plan. I’ve been kinda quiet. I’m not the HMFIC. Look it up. I’ve run for office more times than anyone who’s been elected in Dayton. I’m Read More

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