WYSO Weekend: April 8, 2018

Apr 11, 2018

Unmanned-aerial drone technology is changing the way we live and work. And it’s not just Amazon and other corporate giants getting into the drone game. The multi-billion-dollar industry is forecast to grow exponentially in coming years. In today’s installment of our Scratch innovation series, we’ll hear about some of the surprising ways drones are altering –– even enhancing –– the human experience. And, as I found out, as more drones take to the skies, the unmanned systems are raising new questions for business, government and law enforcement.     

 

 

In Ohio, the opioid epidemic claimed the lives of hundreds of people last year. Thousands more ended up behind bars. And a lot of them were women. The picture is similar nationwide, where a record number of women are ending up in jails and prisons after an addiction. Reporter Allison Herrera (air-RARE-uh) from PRI’s Across Women’s Lives Series takes us to Montgomery County, where more and more of these women are crowding the jail, waiting for drug treatment –– or a second chance.

 

Health and strength seem like a given when we're young. And so, for a teenager to have a near death story is somewhat unusual. And that is what we have today from Dayton Youth Radio.

 

Mary Ellen Graham has lived in Dayton her entire life. She grew up on the East side, attended the University of Dayton, and worked as a middle school teacher for 34 years, retiring in 2001. And she loves reading. Today on Senior Voices, Mary Ellen shares her story with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Nancy Messer.

That was retired teacher and reading enthusiast Mary Ellen Graham, speaking with Nancy Messer as part of the Senior Voices project. This interview was edited by Community Voices producer Javis Heberling. Senior Voices is a collaboration between the Dayton Metro Library, Rebuilding Together Dayton, and WYSO. This series is made possible through the generous support of the Del Mar Healthcare Fund of the Dayton Foundation.

Although the term Urban Sprawl was coined in the 1930’s, by the ‘70’s, it was a hot topic, as increasingly more rural areas - and farmland - were divided up and paved over into strip malls and subdivisions. This spreading ring around our cities where urban sprawl is happening is officially known as the Rural-Urban Fringe. It's there that producer Renee Wilde takes us on County Lines.

 

The Asian American Council (AAC) of Dayton and participating organizations hope that expanded health and fitness services will attract more people, including young audiences, to their annual health expo. With that goal in mind, they have added fitness elements, including group and individual instruction classes in a variety of disciplines to the event. Dr. Ron Katsuyama chairs the AAC and serves as event coordinator for this year's health fair. In this interview, he talks more about the council's mission, including its formation after 9/11, and provides more details about the health fair.