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What Had Happened Was: A podcast for Dayton
28 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
Patriots or traitors from our backyard? Who are Capitol insurgency suspects Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl?
It is only February, but boy has 2021 been a year. Dayton Daily News crime reporter Parker Perry and investigative reporter Josh Sweigart break down the Miami Valley’s connections to the Capitol invasion with “What Had Happened Was" host Amelia Robinson. Bar co-owner Jessica Watkins and her friend Donovan Crowl, both Champaign County residents, face federal conspiracy and other charges for allegedly working with an Oath Keepers member and others to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6. Sweigart and Parker explain what they’ve learned about the pair, their alleged motives, the charges they face and the possible defense strategies. Were Crowl and Watkins in Washington that day to help as has been claimed? What may have inspired them?What do Ohio militia members have to say and why do experts consider them a growing threat in this state and beyond?Subscribe to the Dayton Daily News to support local journalism. ABOUT THE PODCAST“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won’t believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.This podcast is brought to you by CoxNextWHERE TO LISTEN & SUBSCRIBEListen to each show below or get the latest episodes delivered directly to you. Find the What Had Happened Was podcast and subscribe on Apple Podcast (iTunes), Google Play, Stitcher and other services. If you like what you hear, rate this podcast.
56 minutes | Dec 17, 2020
Special: The Coronavirus Vaccines and What you Need to Know.
Are they safe and how do we know? Are they effective? When will you be able to get it?What Had Happened Was host Amelia Robinson asked a panel of local health and vaccine experts reader questions as part of Dayton Daily News Community Conversations: What You Need to Know About the Vaccines?" She was joined by Jim Bebbington, the newspaper's editor-in-chief, and vaccine reporter Jordan Laird.Panelists were: Dr. Mamle Anim, chief medical officer for Five Rivers Health Centers. Sheryl Harris Wynn, Greene County Public Health accreditation coordinator, planning chief for the pandemic response and vaccination planning team leader. Dr. Robert W. Frenck Jr., professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, director of the Gamble Center for Vaccine Research and the immunization program medical director of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Vicky Knisley-Henry, a health educator for Miami County Public Health. Dr. Thomas Hirt, PriMED Centerville Family Practice physician.
33 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
Dayton murder & mayhem: a bayonet shootout, a murderous Royal Albert and a 10-year-old Mead fed only water and beef tea
The players have changed, but the murder and mystery sounds the same. “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson chatted with Woodland Cemetery’s Angie Hoschouer about three of the most shocking cases in Dayton’s history.All are new to the cemetery’s History, Mystery, Murder and Mayhem Tour. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tours are only virtual or self-guided this year. Angie explains the fate of Mary “Mamie” Hagerty who was gunned down by a jealous yal Albert “Roy” Fowler on Harshman Street, 10-year-old Eliza "Leila" Mead of the famous Mead family, who died after being fed only water and beef tea, and Officer Thomas J. McFadden, a Civil War veteran killed during a bayonet shootout at a Louisville house party. In addition to all that, Angie explains the evidence of the Spanish Flu’s famous curve and what it can teach us about today. Find our more about the History, Mystery, Murder and Mayhem Tour at https://woodlandcemetery.org.
42 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Tony Hall on being surround by death, starving for hunger, nasty politics and apologizing for slavery
It is one thing to talk about a cause. It’s is another to starve yourself for it.For the latest “What Had Happened Was” podcast episode, Dayton native Tony Hall, a former U.S. Congressman and the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, spoke to Amelia Robinson about his hunger strike and ongoing work to end hunger worldwide.The three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee also told stories about his father, former Dayton Mayor Dave Hall, football, the hate he received after asking Congress to apologize for slavery, Mother Teresa, praying with a Republican, the need for unity and the toxic political climate.ABOUT THE PODCAST“What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won’t believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.This podcast is brought to you by CoxNextWHERE TO LISTEN & SUBSCRIBEListen to each show below or get the latest episodes delivered directly to you. Find the What Had Happened Was podcast and subscribe on Apple Podcast (iTunes), Google Play, Stitcher and other services. If you like what you hear, rate this podcast.
36 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Actress Felicia Chappelle on her famous brother Dave Chappelle, growing up in Yellow Springs and DC, podcasting and coronavirus
When life is your stage you will find a way to perform. Actress Felicia Chappelle chatted with “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson about her brother Dave Chappelle and what his local comedy shows have meant, growing up in Yellow Springs and DC, art, Prince nesting dolls, never being spanked, travel and her new podcast Faces on the Train. Follow her on Instagram: @womenworkwonders.
43 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl on not having a ‘why,’ tears that wouldn’t stop, yoga and police community relations
Grief does not care if you wear a badge. In the season kickoff of the "What Had Happened Was" podcast, Amelia Robinson chatted with Richard S. Biehl, the chief of Dayton’s police department. Among other things, they discussed the grief that brought the community together after the Oregon District mass shooting, why “why” is so important to so many, what yoga did for his deep depression, the link between the 2001 Cincinnati riots and protests in Dayton following the death of George Floyd, police reform and the impact his former interracial relationship had on his career. The 'What Had Happened Was' podcast is a project of Dayton.com sponsored Dayton Daily News.
35 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Tear gas and calls for change: reporters on covering George Floyd protest in Dayton
Times they are a-changin’. “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down virtually with Dayton Daily News reporters Sarah Franks and Cory Frolik. As part of this episode, they dive into what happened during protests in Dayton sparked by the slaying of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The three discuss what they heard, saw and felt on the frontline of the protests and what it might mean to police reform in Dayton. This episode contains audio recorded during Dayton protests that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
80 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
George Floyd killing sparks 'courageous, often intense conversation about race and police in Dayton
Some conversations must be had even if they are uncomfortable. What Had Happened Was podcast host Amelia Robinson moderated the first of Dayton Daily News Courageous Conversations: Relations Between Dayton’s Black Community and Police. The virtual town hall meeting came in the wake of protests here and around the nation following the May 25 police killing of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis. Panelists included: • Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl • Shenise Turner Sloss of Neighborhoods Over Politics, a training and advocacy organization • Rev. Joshua Ward, Omega Baptist Church • Lawrence Burnley, University of Dayton’s vice president for diversity and inclusion • Springboro Police Chief Jeff Kruithoff • Dayton City Commissioner Jeff Mims • Dayton born activist Zakiya Sankara-Jabar of Brightbeam, a nonprofit network of education activists •Marc DeWitt, Sinclair Community College and Community Police Council >> MORE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local-govt--politics/panel-police-relation-problems-reflect-larger-issues/HoeX4vMBpwCiqDDZaOQC1L/
20 minutes | May 11, 2020
Rajeev Venkayya, the Dayton-raised doctor who wrote the U.S. strategy against pandemic
A Skyhawk helped develop the national strategy credited with slowing the spread of coronavirus. Dr. Rajeev Venkayya, a 1985 Fairborn High School grad, was the director for biodefense under President George W. Bush. He helped lead a team of doctors and researchers that developed the pandemic response policy that has Americans practicing social distancing today. Venkayya, the principal author of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza, discussed the coronavirus pandemic and the extreme action taken to slow it with “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson. “The types of things that are being done now are very similar to what we envisioned in 2007, but they go much further than we expected at the time. We did envision at the time that we would have a situation in which everybody in a community was being encouraged to just stay at home. Everybody,” he said. Now the president of the global vaccine business unit for the Japan-based pharmaceutical company Takeda, the physician is championing a global cause that may see plasma used to save the lives of people battling the coronavirus. More information can be found at CoVIg-19PlasmaAlliance.org.
19 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
The long way back. Laura A. Bischoff explains how Ohio will reopen from coronavirus and how it will not
Laura Bischoff, the Dayton Daily News’ award-winning Statehouse reporter, has been to nearly every press conference given by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted concerning the coronavirus pandemic. In this special episode of the What Had Happened Was podcast, she explains how the governor plans to reopen the state and how he doesn’t, coronavirus testing, why more Ohioans are at high risk than you may think and why she was booed in the press room.
34 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
Sara White on mother dead to coronavirus: The monster “literally takes all prisoners ... your organs, and your blood, and your faculties, your extremities.”
“The 56-year-old woman” who died of coronavirus in Springfield on April 8 was more than that description expresses. She was Angela Faith White, the woman who loved Sara White and her sisters like no one else could. In this special episode of the What Had Happened Was podcast, Sara White, a 31-year-old Miami Twp. resident, explains how the virus that’s causing havoc around the globe ravaged her mother’s body right here in the Miami Valley. Sara explains why warnings about the virus should not be taken lightly and why her mother was one of the most unlikely people to contract COVID-19. Read article Amelia Robinson wrote about Sara White's experience: https://www.dayton.com/news/this-virus-monster-miami-twp-woman-mom-devastating-death-from-coronavirus/SeXG4pXaUif0RGDCUzsTPM/ Find out more about Sara White Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser: https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/soh/dayton20/swhite
21 minutes | Apr 10, 2020
The ‘pest house,’ Grim Reaper and how the ‘Spanish Lady’ brought the Gem City to its knees
You may not recognize the name, but a ‘Spanish Lady” killed more than 50 million people in 1918 and 1919. An estimated 500 to 675 of those people lived in or near the Gem City. Dayton Daily News and Dayton.com photographer and reporter Lisa Powell with the help of colleague Laura Bishoff and local historians uncovered a little known story of how the Spanish Flu shut down Dayton. In this special episode, Lisa and “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson dish about the Grim Reaper, pestilent houses, the Vicks Vapor Rub shortage, the media blackout and why one solider probably had his fill of cold, soft boiled eggs. Spanish flu has been compared to the coronavirus pandemic. More on Dayton during the Spanish Flu: *** Coronavirus: Social distancing a lesson learned from Spanish flu pandemic https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/coronavirus-social-distancing-lesson-learned-from-spanish-flu-pandemic/L5NM4pYQnrBCdECy9soNZL/ *** Photos: Newspaper articles offer glimpse at Dayton history during the 1918 Spanish flu https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/images-newspaper-articles-offer-glimpse-dayton-history-during-the-1918-spanish-flu/fJMbJhUZGBgzcN0JGGsF2O/ *** Archdeacon: When sports is no longer a diversion https://www.daytondailynews.com/sports/archdeacon-when-sports-longer-diversion/WFkFVmko8wIrDCCeF9wxwM/
29 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Amaha Sellassie on the old guard’s last stand, the power of people and the Above Ground Railroad
Don’t believe in the power of people? You will after listening to “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson’s chat with Dayton social healer, community activist and sociologist Amaha Sellassie of Sinclair Community College. The pair recorded this episode long before the coronavirus crisis drove people into their homes and threatened our very society, but it is a message that the community needs now. Amelia and Amaha, a leading force behind the Gem City Market, the West Dayton Strong campaign and other community initiatives, talk about strength that helped Dayton through the tragedies of 2019 - the tornadoes, the mass shooting, the KKK rally, etc. - and which will surely be needed in the coming days. Amaha explains the Above Ground Railroad, redlining impact on this city and why he believes in the power of people even when times are tough.
23 minutes | Mar 20, 2020
Calm before an unprecedented storm: ER Doc Randy Marriott answers your coronavirus questions
These are scary and unprecedented times, but knowledge is still power. In this special episode of the “What Had Happened Was” podcast, host Amelia Robinson chats with Dr. Randy Marriott, an ER physician and EMS Center of Excellence medical director for Premier Health, which includes Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Marriott answers your questions about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, and gives an update on what’s going on in the ER right now. He explains how you can help doctors, nurses and other staff members before the crisis intensifies. Marriott explains the gag-worthy reasons administering the coronavirus test is a risk to healthcare workers and why it is a test you don't want to take unless you absolutely have to. The doctor explains when you should go to the ER and why you should stay away if at all possible and why groups of 10, or more might be one too many. Amelia asks Marriott about gloves, masks and if you can give the coronavirus to your dog.
14 minutes | Mar 16, 2020
Coronavirus in Ohio. “It might slow me down, but it might kill her," daughter of nursing home patient says.
Put plainly, Jean Johnson doesn’t remember her daughter is her “daughter.” Deb Wiltshire certainly remembers all the love her mom gave her before Alzheimer’s Disease assaulted her mind. As coronavirus cases began to grow in the state, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine closed schools, prohibited mass gatherings of more than 100, and banned visitors at nursing homes and state psychiatric hospitals. Deb hasn't seen Jean since. She is among the thousands upon thousands of family member cut off from relatives now in nursing home. "What Had Happened Was" host Amelia Robinson chatted with Deb about Jean for this special episode. Find Amelia's article about Deb and other family members in her same situation on Dayton.com at http://bit.ly/DaytoncomforJean.
16 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
"This is not a drill." Reporter Laura Bischoff explains dramatic steps Gov. Mike DeWine's just took against coronavirus in Ohio
In this special episode, "Dayton Daily News" statehouse reporter Laura Bischoff explains the unprecedented steps Ohio Governor Mike DeWine just took due to the nation's coronavirus emergency. She and "What Had Happened Was" host Amelia Robinson discuss the closing of bars and restaurants, reasons behind the governor's actions and when students can expect to be back in school. Watch for additional updates on this crisis.
22 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Jana Collier on the big breakup, pop-star dreams and the future of the Dayton Daily News
As the lyrics go, “breaking up is hard to do.” That’s as true with newsrooms as it is with relationships. Thankfully, not all breakups leave you sobbing in the corner with a Teddy bear. “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson sat down with Jana Collier, the freshly minted publisher of a newspaper and website group that includes Dayton.com, Dayton Daily News, the Springfield News Sun and the Journal News. They talk about the shocking twists and turns that preceded the newspaper’s split from WHIO Radio, WHIO-TV and the rest of Cox Media Group. In this episode, the pair talk about the future of the Dayton Daily News now that it is back in the hands of the Cox family, journalism, Jana’s not-so-secret secret obsession and pop-star dreams, why Daytonians really ought to love Dayton and telling the community’s stories through a year that saw the Klan, a mass shooting and 15 tornadoes come to the region. The What Had Happened Was podcast is a product of Dayton.com recorded and edited in the DATV studios.
28 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
The ‘kickass’ women who gave Dayton Art Institute its shine
As Executive Director Michael Roediger and Eric Brockman, the museums communications manager, explain, women with baller moves gave birth to the 100-year-old beauty at 456 Belmonte Park N. The men tell “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson about the socialite who dropped a cool $2 million for the museum’s current building, the director who secured the Monet, the origins of DAI’s Art Ball and Oktoberfest, inclusion and the museum’s next 100 years.
27 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
Comedian Megan Stalter on landing ‘National Lampoon Radio Hour’ and being booted out of a Dayton improv class
Megan Stalter is not a nurse. This is probably a good thing given she doesn’t like the sight of blood and a series of chiropractor videos gave her wicked nightmares. The proud Daytonian, a Wayne High grad, told “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson how she studied everything from nursing to teaching before deciding to pursue her real dream: comedy. Megan, a “National Lampoon Radio Hour” podcast cast member, wants to do it all. Others comedians on the sketch comedy podcast include Cole Escola, Jo Firestone, Brett Davis , Alex English, Maeve Higgins and guest stars Rachel Dratch, Amy Sedaris, Chris Gethard, Julie Klausner and Jordan Klepper.Megan Megan and Amelia about Pee-Wee Herman, Megan basically being ejected from a Dayton improv class, the woes of the Interwebs and why Megan says she lives in a sitcom. What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com and recorded in the WHIO Radio studios. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. This podcast is brought to you by Cox Digital Marketing and is sponsored by Premier Health.
29 minutes | Jan 9, 2020
“This is my home, these are my people.” Cloudy with a Chance of What Happened with McCall Vrydaghs & Kirstie Zontini
All hell had just broken loose the last time McCall Vrydaghs appeared on the “What Had Happened Was” podcast with Amelia Robinson. This time around, McCall, WHIO’s chief meteorologist, and Kirstie Zontini, her co-host on the “Cloudy with the Chance of Podcast,” join Amelia for a crossover episode that could raise the barometric pressure. They touch on everything from a baby chef who wants what she wants, weather women power and badass tattoos. These weather warriors were even able to explain the difference between "weather" and "climate" in a way that Amelia, a bonafide math-phobic word gal, could understand. They chat about the year that was and its impact on Dayton’s future. Listen to the latest episode of Cloudy with a Chance of Podcast for the first part of McCall and Kirstie’s chat with Amelia: https://cmg-newspaper.streamguys1.com/Dayton/20200102095746-WhathadHappened.mp3 “What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com and recorded in the WHIO Radio studios. You won't believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio. This podcast is brought to you by Cox Digital Marketing and is sponsored by Premier Health.
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