WYSO Weekend: January 31, 2021
In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Inclusion for people with disabilities, a theatre makeover, and shining a light on local governments.
The Paw-paw has more vitamin C than an orange and it tastes - well, it’s hard to describe, as Chris Welter found when he went to visit a paw-paw aficionado last fall, during paw paw picking season, right here in the Miami Valley.
West Dayton Stories is our series highlighting the strength and resilience of Dayton’s African American community. It comes from the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO, which highlights the stories of those whose voices often go unheard.
The Akron Civic Theater is undergoing a significant makeover. But the eight-and-half million dollars worth of capital improvements isn’t only focused on the inside of the building. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Jay Shah reports the Civic is hoping to have a bigger impact on the neighborhood around it.
Have you ever missed a city council meeting and wondered what happened? In Northeast Ohio, a local nonprofit organization is dispatching trained citizens to attend public meetings, in order to shine a light on how local governments work. For Ohio Public Radio, Ideastream’s Jenny Hamel files this report on the Cleveland Documenters.
The pandemic has hammered the nation’s economy. And for people with disabilities, who often have trouble finding jobs, COVID has been devastating. Side Effects Public Media, through its Move to Include project, asked them about working and living with a disability in the biggest public health crisis of our time.
Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will's Almanack.