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WYSO Weekend

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Across the United States, parents of severely mentally ill children can face an excruciating decision. If they can’t afford costly health care, they may have to sign over custody to the state. That way, the government will pay for the child’s care. In Ohio, those parents are fighting for change, and a chunk of Governor Mike Dewine’s budget. WOSU’s Paige Fleger reports for Side Effects Public Media.

Environmental advocates with the Aullwood Audubon Farm and Aullwood Garden MetroPark in Vandalia are raising concerns over the potential development of a nearby watershed. Alexis Faust - Aullwood Center and Farm’s executive director - says that since the prairie was established as a natural habitat in 1995, the airport which owns the lands in question, has been a key partner in its protection. Now, Faust says she worries about the damage that could be done if the land is developed for commercial or residential use.

 

 

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This week, a number of organizations are hosting events to spotlight “Ohio In-Demand Jobs Week. Officials are calling it “a statewide celebration of jobs, industries and skills on-demand.” With that in mind, state and local public health advocates gathered Wednesday at the Daybreak shelter for runaway and homeless youth in Dayton. The event was centered around the importance of steady employment in helping young people get back on their feet after drug addiction. At the event, a number of speakers addressed the crowd, but the last to speak was 24-year-old Jay Paxson. He spoke about the Daybreak program, and what it’s done for him as he closes in on a year in recovery from homelessness and heroin addiction. 

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We've got a wrap up of some of the week's news, including the arrests of four Dayton men - including former city commissioner Joey Williams, and current city official Roshawn Winburn. They were indicted on a range of charges including bribery, wire fraud, and public corruption The arrests came a day after city officials were celebrating completion of the final step that will allow the much anticipated Dayton Arcade renovation project to move forward. And, the allegations come ahead of the May 7th primary election where five candidates are running for two open seats on the city commission. We talk about all this with Christopher Devine, an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Dayton.

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Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Founded on April 22 in 1970 as a civilian protest against the environmental impacts from industrial development - that spring day sparked the beginning of the environmental awareness movement - and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. Earth Day has now become a global event marked by civic participation and political action. Protect Our Species is the theme for this year, which falls on Monday, April 22. County Lines producer Renee Wilde is here with the story.

The last remaining Doolittle Raider passed away early Monday morning in San Antonio, Texas. Dayton native, retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Cole was 103 years old. Cole took part in a top secret mission to bomb Japan in 1941, just four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, when 80 men took off from an aircraft carrier. They were led by Lt. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle and soon after their mission they became known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. In this 2013 interview with WYSO, Cole talked about the 1942 mission, and the legacy of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders.

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We start the program with some wise words that we can all benefit from. Many of us, young and old, spend too much time on our smartphones. On this week’s Dayton Youth Radio we heard a teenager’s perspective on living with — and without her phone. Dayton Youth Radion Project Coordinator, Basim Blunt, introduces our story.

In the past few years, the Montgomery County Jail has become notorious for lawsuits and allegations of inmate mistreatment. A recent independent investigation by the Montgomery County Commission’s Justice Committee revealed a chronic shortage of corrections officers contributes to some of the jail’s most deeply entrenched problems. The solution may seem obvious: hire more corrections officers. But some jail officials say, it’s not that simple. WYSO's April Laissle reports.

 

The federal government shutdown is more than two months behind us, but its impact is still reverberating in the kitchens of some rural Ohioans. WOSU’s Nick Evans visited a southeast Ohio food pantry to see how people are managing.

 


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On February 26, 2019, Toledo residents had the chance to vote on an unusual, some might even say “radical,” proposal: whether or not to give the fourth largest lake in the U.S., its own “Bill of Rights.”  From OPR member station WCPN, Adrian Ma explains how the idea came about, and why some people in Ohio’s business and agriculture communities are worried.

 

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This week NPR aired a conversation between two Ohio mothers, whose children were facing addiction. The conversation was recorded by YSO managing editor Jess Mador as part of our recovery stories series. Here’s the story as it aired this week on All Things Considered. NPR’s Audie Cornish introduces the story.

 

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