WYSO Weekend: April 12, 2020
Shoes 4 the Shoeless is a local nonprofit that’s usually out there making sure that kids who need shoes get a pair. But now that the coronavirus has changed so many things, they turned their attention to making sure everyone in the community gets enough to eat. WYSO’s Jason Reynolds has our story.
When Governor Mike DeWine sounded the alarm about a dangerous shortage of masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment in Ohio, an army of volunteers mobilized to help meet the need –– a need that’s growing fast. WYSO's Jess Mador reports the urgency has sewing machines across the Miami Valley buzzing.
Today, we have more of the voicemails our listeners have shared with us for our ongoing project -- Alone Together. It’s where we ask you to tell us how you're getting through the pandemic -- how it's affecting you at work and at home, and what tips or suggestions you might have for others.
This month is a special one for people of many faiths, and not being able to gather has been a concern for those who find fellowship to be comforting, and even necessary in tough times. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports faith leaders are finding unique ways to reach out to their congregations.
Ohio’s stay at home order has led citizens to look for coping mechanisms to stave off boredom and fear over the virus. County Lines producer Renee Wilde lives in rural Greene County and shares the unique way her husband is dealing with this and how it parallels what another Miami Valley resident did during the Great Depression.
Bill Felker has this week’s Poor Will’s Almanack.