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WYSO Weekend: October 25, 2020

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

The film 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement had its local premiere at the Dixie Twin Drive-In this week. It tells the story of women secretaries fighting for fair pay and better working conditions in the early 1970s. Local academy award-winning directors, Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, attended the screening, and Reichert spoke with WYSO’s Leila Goldstein about the film.

A new series began this on WYSO called The Bind that Ties. In it, you'll hear a dozen people talking about living and working and raising a family as an immigrant in the Miami Valley. Neenah Ellis, from the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO to introduces the series and this week's story

Thousands of Springfielders marched through the city’s downtown this past spring to protest racial injustice and the death of George Floyd. But the conversation didn’t stop there. A group of about 100 gathered in September for One Springfield – A Call to Action Town Hall. WYSO Clark County reporter Tom Stafford filed this report.

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have something a little different: an interview conducted by students from Tippecanoe High School with Dayton Literary Peace Prize winning author Susan Southard. The author visited with a group of students using Zoom last month and talked about her book: Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War. Dayton Youth Radio Project Coordinator Basim Blunt introduces the story.

COVID-19, violent demonstrations, natural disasters, a bitter election … there’s been a lot to process over the past eight months. While health officials focus on the physical impact of the coronavirus, it’s easy to overlook the mental and emotional strain the pandemic has put on everyone. And while the health effects may be worse for older adults, the psychological impact of the pandemic has hit young people especially hard. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports

Bill Felker brings clarity and a new understanding of the world around us in Poor Will's Almanack.

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