WYSO Weekend: May 6, 2018

May 6, 2018

A coalition of West Dayton religious groups is calling for a federal civil rights investigation into the shutdown of Good Samaritan hospital. Premier Health recently announced it will close the medical center later this year. WYSO’s Jess Mador has more. 

Two years ago, investment firm EF Hutton relocated its headquarters to Springfield, Ohio. The company took a generous tax-incentive package, promising to invest millions of dollars and create hundreds of jobs in the city. Some Springfielders say EF Hutton’s progress on these ambitious goals has been too slow ... Now, Community Voices producer Jason Reynolds reports EF Hutton officials are hoping a new social media investment platform will help convince the naysayers otherwise.

The Ohio primary is just days away and several local races have a fair number of Democrats and Republican facing off. One of those races is the 10th congressional district, with candidates from both sides of the aisle vying for the seat. The district currently represented by Republican Mike Turner covers Montgomery, Greene and parts of Fayette County. WYSO’s April Laissle caught up with Dr. Lee Hannah, an associate professor of Political Science at Wright State University, to hear how the contest is shaping up.

Today on Senior Voices, we meet Cheryl Grimes, who moved to Dayton in the late ‘60s after graduating college. She remembers the businesses owned by her entrepreneurial family in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi, where she began working in 1950, at the tender age of three. Cheryl spoke with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Jason Coatney-Schuler.

Children raised in a religious home often face challenges to their beliefs as they become teenagers. Our story today from Dayton Youth Radio charts that battle from the inside. Here’s project coordinator Basim Blunt to introduce today's feature.