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WYSO Weekend

Sunday, 10-10:30am

Welcome to WYSO Weekend where every Sunday morning, host Jerry Kenney brings you highlights from the week's news, issues, interviews, arts and cultural events from across the Miami Valley.  You'll also hear the latest stories from WYSO Community Voices producers, and features from Dayton Youth Radio, Senior Voices, County Lines and other series. 
 

WYSO’s Recovery Stories brings you conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid crisis. Today, we hear a conversation between Dustin Aubry and Bob Lloyd. They first met at a meeting of Dayton support group Families of Addicts or FOA. Dustin’s in recovery. And Bob’s adult son has an active opioid addiction. Despite their more than 20-year age difference, Dustin and Bob have become close friends and allies in the struggle for recovery.  

 

 

WYSO’s Recovery Stories series brings you conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid crisis. Today, we hear from Urbana 31-year-old Sarah Clay. In 2007, she met her husband Justin. – Their family grew... But everything soon changed when the couple fell deep into heroin addiction. Less than a year after finally getting clean, Justin died. Today, Sarah’s in recovery. And Justin’s mom Kathy Stewart helps to care for her four children.

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.

Today we begin season four of Veterans Voices - stories about local military veterans produced by student veterans at Wright State University. The American military is very diverse, and it’s where many men and women first learn how to build relationships with people from different cultures. Army veteran David Berry of Springfield was raised in America and Navy veteran Pyotr Dobrotvorsky of Yellow Springs was raised in Russia. Our series begins with a conversation between these two veterans about the differences and similarities of their native countries, and of themselves.

A nonprofit focused on attracting and retaining young creatives in Dayton has a new director. Miami Valley entrepreneur Lauren White will lead UpDayton as it marks its 10-year anniversary this year. In this profile, WYSO’s Sheila Raghavendran looks at UpDayton’s impact so far, and how the group’s mission has evolved.  

 

For young people across Dayton, September is a time to head back to school and share stories of summer vacation. This fall, some Miami Valley students can brag about building robots … at a new manufacturing camp. The summer camp is part of an effort to spark interest in high-tech manufacturing –– Ohio’s industry faces a shortage of skilled workers. And, as WYSO Community Voices producer Jason Reynolds reports, organizers hope some of this summer’s crop of camp-goers will get excited about working in the field.  *This story is part of WYSO’s Scratch series on business and the economy.

Last week on WYSO Weekend, we heard from the organizers of this year’s Free to Breathe Dayton 5k Run/Walk for Lung Cancer. The annual event returns to The Dayton Raceway at Hollywood Gaming on Saturday, September 8, 2018. We continue that coverage today with a man who has his own story to share. Dr. John Fleishman is an Opthamologist practising in Dayton. He lost his wife Dr. Jill Rosset to lung cancer in April of 2017.

It was several years after Conrad’s Corner began on WYSO that Conrad Balliet, who recently died at the age of 91,  met a person who would become his dear friend for the next 20 years - former WYSO News Director Aileen LeBlanc. She created a show called Sounds Local, and Conrad was a frequent contributor. Today LeBlanc brings us her memories of Conrad and then we’ll hear from other colleagues who shared his love of poetry.

Lori Erion knows about addiction. Erion is the founder and executive director of Families of Addicts (FOA), an organization dedicated to helping families who are on the front lines of the current opioid crisis. She is also a certified Ohio Peer Recovery Supporter. PRS is a program of the Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services. The program is a convention of “peer specialists, recovery coaches, and peer supporters.”  But, as Erion tells us in this interview, her education and experience with addiction go much deeper.

 

Franklin county election officials notified the public Wednesday that they missed hundred of ballots in the unofficial tally for Tuesday’s special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District.  WOSU’s Nick Evans reports, they'll be included in the official canvass later this month.

Montgomery County health officials say the number of drug overdoses is rising. Montgomery is among seven counties across Ohio that are seeing a spike in drug-related emergency room visits and overdoses this summer.   

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