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In this January 28 - 29, 2023 'Weekend'.... Can art influence healthcare perceptions?

In this WYSO Weekend, healthcare, a Dayton Youth Radio encore, and are your recycling efforts worth it?

Theater to reduce SUD stigma: Stigma continues to surround people living with addiction. It is present in medical settings too -- and can negatively impact the quality of care received by someone who uses substances. Side Effects Public Media’s Darian Benson reports, one researcher wants to see if theatrical portrayals of life with addiction can help reduce stigma among medical professionals. *Side Effects Public Media is a regional reporting collaboration focused on public health.

Rumpke Recycling and Green Peace: A recent report from the non-profit GREENPEACE suggests that many of the plastics placed in our recycling bins aren't actually being recycled. WYSO spoke with a local waste management company, Rumpke Waste and Recycling, to get their take. Jeff Snyder, Rumpke's director of recycling, said items listed on their bins are being recycled.

WYSO Album of the Month: As musicians rev up to release their latest works this year, WYSO’s Album of the Month series prepares to pick some highlights. Before 2023 selections begin, Midday Music host Evan Miller is taking one last look back at some albums from 2022. Here’s Evan to tell us more.

Dayton Youth Radio Encore: There is a network of audio industry professionals - known as AIR - thats mission is to cultivate, and connect mission-driven story makers from around the world. Through public media, journalism, podcasting and narrative storytelling - their goal is to energize the creative community through mentorship, training, and peer support. Getting a big nod in their latest newsletter is WYSO’s Dayton Youth Radioand Program Manager, Basim Blunt.

Bill Felker's Poor Will's Almanack puts the wrap on out program.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.<br/>