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WYSO Weekend: August 30, 2020

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Jerry Kenney
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In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

We have some local news updates, including a bankruptcy filing for a long-time area music publisher, available housing assistance programs, and coronavirus health updates.

Last week, a new order went into effect in Ohio outlining what entertainment venues need to do to reopen. Dressing rooms must be sanitized. Box office windows need to put up partitions. And performances might not have intermissions anymore to prevent crowding. But one major limitation is that indoor performance spaces have to cap attendance at 15 percent of capacity, or 300 people, whichever is less. WYSO’s Leila Goldstein reports.

Floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters can devastate a town in just a few hours. But the impact on residents can linger for years in the form of anxiety, depression or other mental health problems. Side Effects Public Media’s Carter Barrett reports on a new study highlighting these issues … and a Midwest community still reeling from a flood in 2019.

Tenant advocates have warned that the nation faces a wave of evictions, now that the CARES act and moratoriums against evictions have ended. One overlooked group is especially at risk: tenants who have a criminal record. But few resources exist for this group. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Afi Scruggs reports.

Across the Midwest and the nation, many COVID-19 cases have been concentrated in nursing homes. It’s often the result of an outbreak. But sometimes, it’s actually by design. Paige Pfleger reports for Side Effects Public Media.

Antioch College opens for the fall quarter on August 31, 2001 with new COVID-19 precautions in place. This will be Tom Manley’s last year as president of the college. He spoke with WYSO’s Jason Reynolds about Antioch’s plan to give students more control over their education and less student debt when they graduate.

Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will's Almanack.

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