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WYSO Weekend: February 14, 2021

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Stories from the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices, more on how the pandemic is affecting education in the U.S., and from romance to Robins, WYSO Weekend is going to the birds.

Up first, West Dayton Stories is our series exploring 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. Center producer Jocelyn Robinson has more.

Daytonian Larry Crowe has conducted over 1500 interviews of African Americans for the PBS History Makers Project. Here's his talk with WYSO's Basim Blunt about 3 prominent local Black Historians he thinks everyone should know.

When the pandemic sent children home from school nearly one year ago, it largely thrust education on the backs of parents. A new national survey from Public Agenda finds that only about one third of parents think they can handle the challenge. But it also finds that teachers and parents are in broad agreement that in-person teaching during COVID is dangerous. Carter Barrett of Side Effects Public Media reports.

As the COVID vaccine rollout continues, Midwesterners have a lot of questions about distribution plans -- and the vaccine itself. One state is getting help from a surprising place: public libraries. Side Effects Public Media’s Darian Benson reports.

We wrap up today's program with a little Valentine's Day romance from Bird Note, and the inspirational words of Bill Felker in Poor Will's Almanack.

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