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WYSO Weekend: September 30, 2018

Sep 30, 2018

For more than 100 years, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, served Dayton residents at its sprawling location along the banks of the Great Miami River. The hospital took in patients after the Great Dayton Flood and responded to the early 20th century Spanish Influenza outbreak. St. Elizabeth’s made treating poor or uninsured patients a priority. And then, in 2000, the hospital shut down. Now, West Dayton residents have also lost Good Samaritan Hospital, another decades-old medical center. To learn more about what the Good Sam closure could mean for West Dayton, WYSO’s April Laissle checked in with residents of the Carillon neighborhood just down the road from the former St. E’s.


 

This week WYSO launched a new series of stories looking at addiction and its effect on people and the communities they live in. WYSO’s Recovery Stories brings you conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid crisis. Today, we meet Trotwood-native Andre Lewis and his friend and recovery sponsor William Roberts. William works in social services in Dayton and is a church pastor with nearly three decades clean ... As Andre explains in this story, he first met William at a treatment program for struggling addicts.

 

The role of women is expanding in the military, yet gender stereotypes remain. Today on Veterans’ Voices, we hear from Army veterans and Wright State students Loghan Young of Huber Heights and Ericka Carter of Dayton who pursued career paths in the military that defied expectations.

 

A week ago, there was a rally on the Antioch College campus in here in Yellow springs called Freedom to Vote.  It was hosted by the College's Coretta Scott King Center and its purpose was raise awareness of the importance of voting and to provide the the opportunity to register to vote. Shaun King was the keynote speaker.  He's a civil rights activist and author. He told the crowd of more than 250 people that it takes more than a good idea to support a cause. Among a full afternoon of speakers was Shannon Isom, the president and CEO of the YWCA Dayton. In this excerpt from the full speech, Isom challenged the women in attendance to include women of color as they pursue feminist causes.

 

We all have our morning rituals. For a teenager in Dayton, the backpack is filled and then it goes on the shoulder. Here’s Basim Blunt to introduce today’s Dayton Youth Radio story.

 

This week students from the choir at Dayton's Horace Mann Elementary school came to WYSO for a field trip with their teacher Maria Smith.  As part of their visit, they got to record a song in the WYSO performance studio.