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WYSO Weekend

Sunday, 10-10:30am

Every Sunday morning on WYSO Weekend host Jerry Kenney brings you the news of issues, interviews, arts and cultural events from across the Miami Valley.  WYSO Weekend is WYSO's Radio Magazine.
 

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Attorney Gen. Mike DeWine this week announced $971,000 in grants to eight Ohio veterans-service organizations. The recipient groups include five Ohio chapters of Honor Flight. Since 2005, the organization has transported hundreds of veterans to see memorials in Washington D.C.. Honor Flight Dayton President and Director Jim Salaman says the money will go a long way toward expanding services to veterans.

 

On Friday, WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and Jeff Opt from the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton had a conversation about the upcoming event at the Dayton Art Institute - The last Waltz is back for another run - wonderful performances from some very talented local artists. Here’s some of what they had to say.


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On Friday, a new monument was installed at the corner of 2nd St. and St. Clair in downtown Dayton. It pays homage to public service and is the brain child of former Dayton City Manager, Tim Riordan. The sculpture includes thirteen quotes highlighting the value of public service.  It features seats on two sides of the monument with an opening in the middle so people from opposite sides can talk with each other. It is titled “The Common Good.”  We spoke with Riordan and the monument’s creator, world-renowned artist, Jon Barlow Hudson, who has outdoor sculptures in more than 20 countries and 10 U.S. States.

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As election day nears, advocates continue to lobby for and against a ballot measure that would limit how much Ohio could pay for prescription drugs. After months of political ads on both sides, some voters are confused about how the passage of Issue 2 could affect them. For more details about the proposal, WYSOs Jerry Kenney spoke with the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau’s Andy Chow. Chow says if passed, Issue 2 would tie the cost of prescription drugs purchased by state agencies to the price paid by the VA.

 

Last week, workers at Fuyao Glass America in Moraine filed for representation with the United Auto Workers union. To learn more about the process of forming a union, and what to expect with next month’s Fuyao union vote, WYSO’s April Laissle spoke with a labor-relations expert. Matt Crawford is an attorney with the firm “Doll, Jansen and Ford” – it’s a Dayton practice that represents the interests of workers and unions. The firm is not involved in the Fuyao union effort.

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In the early 1940’s Dayton’s population swelled as employment opportunities in area factories, research facilities and military installations rose dramatically. But there wasn’t enough housing for these new workers and their families. In response to the shortage, three unique public housing developments were built. One of these developments was the topic of a WYSO Curious question from a listener, so Community Voices Producer Renee Wilde took a stroll through Greenmont Village and found it still going strong 80 years later.

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Unintentional drug overdose deaths in Montgomery County for 2017 now stand at 499. The numbers came in a monthly update from Public Health Dayton, and Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services. At the press conference, three young people - Cory Kabara, Andrew Leadford and Sarah Fowler Northrup - stood up to tell their stories of addiction and recovery.


Following the press conference, it was a quick trip into the next room where I sat down with Rich Isaacson - Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and public information officer for Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky, and Andrea Hoff - Director of Prevention and Early Intervention with ADAMHS. We talked about a collaboration they are working on together.

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In the highly-structured lives of working parents, carving out unstructured playtime for young children can be difficult. Community Voices producer Tess Cortés explored how other parents and caregivers over the age of 35 navigate this path.

Since 1996 more than 160 influential people with ties to the Miami Valley have been inducted into the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame. On Thursday seven more people were honored with a spot on the walk. The Honorees enshrined into the walk of fame this year include actress and Oakwood native Allison Janney. We sat down with the the popular 'West Wing' drama and ‘Mom’ sitcom star before the ceremony at Sinclair College Conference Center. In this interview she told us what the honor means for not only her, but her parents.


In this edition of WYSO Weekend, one of our newest Community Voices producers examines the question, ‘Who Killed Davey Moore?’ We’ll also hear commentary from Bob Brecha. See full details below.

 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend, report cards have come out for charter and public schools in the state. Ohio public radio’s Karen Kasler will tell us how how they performed this time around. We’ll also hear about the debate over gun-free zones in Ohio, and we’ll answer the question 'Why is the Miami Valley a tornado hotspot?' That’s coming up on WYSO Curious. See full details below.

 

Overdose deaths continue to rise in Southwest Ohio. The opioid epidemic is also taking a toll on the courts as more and more addicts end up behind bars for drug-related crimes. To help mitigate overcrowding, some Miami Valley counties are launching special drug courts. The courts offer nonviolent addicts a chance to avoid jail and get the services they need to stay clean and out of trouble for good. WYSO Community Voices Producer Jason Reynolds has been following one of the newest drug courts in Clinton County. Reynolds reports the program is already having an impact. But it’s no easy fix for the county’s serious addiction problem.  

Welcome to your weekly radio magazine, WYSO Weekend - On today’s program, WYSO Curious and information on this year’s Concours deElegance at Carillon Historical Park. See full details below.

 

 

There is an effort underway in the village of Yellow Springs to make it a dementia-friendly community. The Yellow Springs Senior Center, the Greene County Council on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups are working together on the project and to tell us what it means to be a dementia-friendly community, is Toni Dosik. She is the project director for Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs.

Welcome to your weekly radio magazine, WYSO Weekend. In this program, WYSO Curious takes on fluctuating gas prices - a very timely story in light of hurricane Harvey. We’ll also have a guest joining us in studio to tell us about this year’s Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk coming up in just a few weeks. See full details below.

 

 

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