WYSO Weekend: November 19, 2017
In this edition of WYSO Weekend:
Clark County has seen a record number of overdose deaths this year. But widespread use of Narcan is also allowing many people who overdose to survive and use again -- raising their risk of dying next time. To help curb overdose deaths, advocates, first responders and addiction specialists are collaborating on a new approach. It’s aimed at quickly connecting high-risk addicts to treatment. Clark County Community Voices producer Renee Wilde has more.
The Springfield Police department has been understaffed for months. But thanks to a temporary tax hike approved by voters earlier this year the department is again accepting applications. Clark County Community Voices Producer Jason Reynolds reports the new officers will go a long way toward responding to the city’s drug overdose crisis.
A recent report in the Dayton Daily News reveals that Montgomery County has paid out more than a million dollars settling civil lawsuits alleging misconduct by officers. DDN Investigative reporter Josh Sweigart has been following the story and fills us in on the latest developments, which includes a not guilty plea entered by one of the officers - Captain Judith Sealy - who has been charged with assault of a prisoner.
Two Republican state lawmakers and a Democratic Senate staffer have resigned in the last month – all over what’s been termed “inappropriate behavior”. This raises the question of whether there is a culture at the Statehouse that somehow attracts or encourages behavior that makes people feel uncomfortable or afraid. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.
Since this year’s hurricanes in the gulf region and the Caribbean, University of Dayton professor Bob Brecha has turned his attention to how the Miami Valley might cope with severe flooding and takes a look at research done by one of his University of Dayton colleagues for clues.
Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will's Almanack.