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. 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:


For some young people, foster care can bring up bad memories, But others can remember it as a beginning - the door to a new life. That’s how it was for our young person in this week’s Dayton Youth Radio. Here’ Project Coordinator, Basim Blunt.

This week on WYSO Weekend: Trauma can linger in the minds and bodies of all people. On this week's Dayton Youth Radio, a teenager shares the story of how she transformed a difficult memory and found her calling with the support of her mother, and a mentor.  A unique prison program at the Ohio Reformatory for Women is getting a new home. WOSU’s Paige Flaiger reports from Marysville.

It’s that time of year when Turkeys take center stage in the homes, and on the tables, of Americans across the country. On the second weekend of November in Ohio, it’s not just the Turkeys that are on display.  Snowy Call Ducks, Peach Splash Pheasants, Silver Laced Wyandottes and many other heirloom and exotic fowl take center stage at the Ohio National Poultry Show held in Columbus.

What do you call it when your smartphone camera shows you things that aren’t really there? That’s augmented reality — superimposing a computer-generated image onto what you’re seeing through your camera’s lens, changing your view of the world around you. A Dayton company has used this technology to make a new game for the City of Fairborn. Community Voices producer Lauren Shows has the story.

On today’s program, in observance of Veteran’s Day, we have a couple of segments that highlight the sacrifices and service of our men and women in uniform.

Recent scientific studies show there are significant mental and physical health benefits to motorcycling. But many military veterans already know that riding motorcycles is good therapy. Today, our Veterans’ Voices series concludes with Army veteran and Wright State student David Berry of Springfield and Marine Corp veteran Steve Ratcliffe of Dayton, who share a love for the open road.

WYSO’s Recovery Stories series brings you conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid crisis. Today we meet a mother and daughter who describe themselves as best friends. After addiction led Rebecca, her friends call her Becky -- to life on the streets, it’s been a year of firsts. Becky’s living in her first-ever apartment. And ... she recently welcomed a new child into her life: a baby girl named Ella. One note to our listeners: this story contains language that may be inappropriate for children.

For the last several weeks you’ve heard how WYSO’s Recovery Stories series brings you conversations from the heart of Dayton’s opioid crisis. We continue that today, by  meeting two women whose children have struggled with addiction: longtime nurse Becky Walsh and Leanna Perez Green. Leanna’s husband is retired from the Air Force. She says seeking drug treatment for her teenage son meant facing stigma in her tight-knit military community. In this difficult conversation, Becky and Leanna talk about the different ways they’ve handled their children’s addictions.

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.