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WYSO Weekend: October 28, 2018

WYSO Weekend

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.

In the Air Force, there’s no higher enlisted level than what’s called E-9, and those who achieve E-9 are honored with their loved ones at a lavish ceremony. But for many LGBTQ service members and their partners, taking part in that ceremony can be difficult, because for them, the military has not always been inclusive. Today on Veterans’ Voices, Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Vince Ladner of Dayton tells us about his E-9 induction during the time of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

This year, Clark County celebrates its bicentennial. But some of the county’s farms are even older than that. In fact, Clark County is home to seven farms that are more than 200 years old. In this story, we visit one these original homesteads: The Wallace Family Farm in Medway. The Wallace descendants have saved generations of personal family records. And today the meticulous archives offer a unique window into Clark County, and American history. For WYSO News, Community Voices producer Renee Wilde has more.

Nearly a quarter of all Ohio adults have some type of disability. Voting can be a difficult process for some of them. But there are things that are being done to make it easier for Ohioans with disabilities to cast ballots. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.
We think of high school as a launching pad to the future. But for some young people, some dire things have already happened in their lives. Basim Blunt, introduces us to today’s story for Dayton Youth Radio.


Today on Senior Voices, we hear from Linda Harris, a native of Miamisburg, who was born at home in 1942. She recalled her teenage years at Miamisburg High School with Dayton Metro Library volunteer interviewer, Liz Anderson.


We’re celebrating WYSO’s 60 th birthday this year by listening to highlights from our historic audio collection. WYSO’s General Manager, Neenah Ellis introduces this week's audio.


Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.