Governor Says Ohio Will Get Medical Equipment Wherever It Can

Some Ohio breweries have switched from producing alcohol to making hand sanitizer. Other companies are making or recycling medical grade masks needed by doctors and nurses on the front lines, and some have donated medical supplies. But state leaders are not just relying on the state’s businesses to meet those demands.

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WYSO's Leila Goldstein went scouting for American Woodcocks in Charleston Falls Preserve.
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'Sky Dancing' American Woodcocks Return For Spring

Every spring the American Woodcock migrates north to the moist soils throughout eastern North America. The aerial mating display of the male birds can be seen across the prairies of the Miami Valley. Last month, WYSO’s Leila Goldstein went scouting for American Woodcocks in Charleston Falls Preserve .

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Trump Again Speaks In Favor Of Anti-Malaria Drug As Coronavirus Treatment

Updated at 9:12 p.m. ET President Trump doubled down Sunday on the suggestion that people facing the coronavirus should consider taking an anti-malaria drug that has not been proven to be an effective treatment. In a hastily scheduled news conference with members of his coronavirus task force, Trump repeated a line he has said many times before — "what do you have to lose?" — when detailing that the federal government has stockpiled 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine for potential use to...

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In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Up front, just one of the pressing stories we’re following this week as the pandemic continues…. The coronavirus is putting additional stress on Ohio’s already strained foster care system. For Ohio Public Media, WCPN’s Taylor Haggerty says concerns about the virus have stalled licensing for potential foster parents…. Then, throughout this coronavirus crisis, officials have been repeating the same refrain over and over again. Stay at home: "Stay away from other people. Wash your hands, Don’t touch your face. Stop this virus’s spread." It turns out, this new normal comes from a very old playbook. WYSO’s Jason Saul has this story….

Updated at 8:23 p.m. ET

In a grim assessment of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump on Saturday predicted that the coming week would be "one of the toughest weeks" of the outbreak. At the same time, the president expressed frustration with the toll that social distancing measures are taking on the economy, saying, "We cannot let this continue."

With data projecting cases in several regions hitting their peaks within seven days, the president told reporters that the United States could see its deadliest week since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Gov. Mike DeWine is asking county judges to hold hearings for the possible release of inmates who are pregnant, recently gave birth, or over the age of 60 with little time left in their sentence.

Stats + Stories: Statistics Are A Human Right

Apr 4, 2020
John Pullinger is the current president of International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) and finished his five-year term as United Kingdom National Statistician, Head of the Government Statistical Service (GSS) and Chief Executive of the UK Sta
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Did you know that younger adults report feeling lonelier than older adults? Are you curious about why life expectancy is flatlining? Or why the number of trees on your street affects the price of your home in the UK? If so, there’s a wealth of data to help you understand these and other issues. Much of that data is collected by the National Statistical Agencies in countries around the world. The work of such agencies is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined egular panelists John Bailer, Chair of Miami’s Statistics Department and Richard Campbell, former Chair of Media, Journalism and Film. Their guest is John Pullinger, the current president of the International Association for Official Statistics and finished a five-year term as UK National Statistician, head of the Government Statistical Service and chief executive of the UK Statistics Authority in June of 2019. 

Suzanne Kelly reads her poem “First Thaw” 

Updated at 7:57 p.m. ET

Just days after the White House coronavirus task force warned Americans to brace for sobering death tolls, the administration is vowing to reimburse hospitals for treating uninsured patients infected with the coronavirus.

C.J. Box returned to the program to talk about his latest book in a long-running crime series that features a protagonist who is a game warden in Wyoming. These books have attracted a significant readership and are routinely best-sellers.

As this story opens someone has just fired a bullet and readers are given the slow motion vantage point of that projectile as it passes over a long distance and eventually (in a couple of seconds) crashes through the window of a home and hits someone.


We are still all at home so here are some ideas.

Everyone is going outside and walking, and not only is it good exercise, it is a great way to look at things. If in the suburbs, I see what is happening with the houses. Are all the houses the same? Has some part been re-modeled? Does it have a porch? Has somebody mowed the lawn?

And when I walk around downtown Dayton, I look at the buildings. and I love looking at the old buildings that have fainted painted signs and old windows and old doors.

FOA advocates against the stigma that often surrounds addiction
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Montgomery County is offering additional mental health and addiction assistance during the coronavirus Stay At Home order. The governor’s office this week extended the statewide order until May 1. And some Miami Valley mental health advocates worry prolonged social distancing could pose a special challenge for people in recovery from addiction.  

The Stay At Home order bars large gatherings and what health officials deem non-essential businesses from operating, and many group-based recovery support programs are on hold.

Zoe Williams
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Area high school students are at home now - since classes have been suspended.   Today on our series, the Best of Dayton Youth Radio, we hear from a student who learned to appreciate old vinyl records from her younger brother and her dad. 

I'm Zoe. I'm a senior at Stivers School for the Arts, and I'm also slightly obsessed with JD Salinger.