This week on REINVENTION STORIES: When DeMarcus' truck driving business hits hard times, and Valerie faces difficulty finding work in Alabama, the couple must make a quick decision to relocate, ultimately selecting Dayton, Ohio.
produced, directed, and recorded by
Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar
archival photos courtesy
Wright State University Special Collections
original music by
radio story produced by
Valerie & DeMarcus Calhoun
Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert
Emily Evans & Sarah Buckingham
executive producer, WYSO
executive editor, Localore
executive producer, AIR
Reinvention Stories is a collaborative transmedia project from Dayton, Ohio, created by a team of filmmakers, WYSO 91.3, AIR and Zeega, as part of LOCALORE, a national public media initiative of AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, in collaboration with Zeega, with principal funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Additional support for this project from the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, the Dayton Foundation and Wright State University’s Center of Excellence in Collaborative Education, Leadership and Innovation in the Arts.