Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. On today’s show we’ll hear Dayton Youth Radio, and Bill Felker has this weeks Poor Wills Almanack. You’ll also hear about restoration efforts taking place in Darke County. It’s the story of Longtown, a mixed-race community that was established in the early 1800’s. See full program details below.
- Republican legislation to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is on its way to the Senate. The House bill would allow insurance companies to – once again – take pre-existing conditions into account. Many health experts say the change could leave millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions paying more for insurance – if they have a gap in coverage. And that has some people with chronic health problems in the Miami Valley worried about the future. WYSOs Jess Mador has more.
- In southwest Ohio about a mile from the Indiana line, a long forgotten town with a special place in African American history is struggling to be reborn. Longtown was established nearly 200 years ago in what’s now known as Greenville. The settlement grew into a thriving mixed-race community --- and a major stop along the Underground Railroad. And, after years of decline, descendants of those early settlers are working to bring it back to life.
- Stats and Stories is a podcast that looks at statistics and how they relate to our everyday lives. The project is partnership between Miami University and the American Statistical Association. WYSO now offers a link to the Stats and Stories podcast on our website. Today we speak with Richard Campbell - Chair of the Media Journalism and Film Department at Miami and John Bailer who chairs the Department of Statistics and John Bailer with Miami University. They tell us what inspired them to start telling these stories.
- This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from a 17 year old student from the Miami Valley School, about the five words that changed her life.