WYSO Weekend: October 18, 2020 WYSO Weekend: October 18, 2020
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WYSO Weekend: October 18, 2020

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Polls are showing a very tight race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden in Ohio and both campaigns see the economy as an important issue with voters. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the presidential candidates are taking different approaches in discussing the economy in Ohio.

Way down at the bottom of the Ohio ballot are two important races – two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court. These are non-partisan races on the ballot, but there are differences between the Republican incumbents and their Democratic challengers. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has an overview of the candidates in those contests.

Hospitals in rural America face some huge financial challenges. More than 130 have closed since 2010, and many more are struggling. Now COVID-19 poses another major financial threat. Side Effects Public Media’s’ Carter Barrett reports.

Sexually transmitted infections – or STIs - have been on the rise for years. But the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted public health efforts to address the issue. As Side Effects Public Media’s Natalie Krebs reports this has some worried about a surge in cases.

College students are often advised to make a plan to vote if they’re going to be living on campus during a presidential election. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Kellie Nock reports this year has already presented challenges for student voters that some may not have seen before.

On Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from a junior at the Dayton Early College Academy - also known as DECA - about how she went from being a troubled youth to finding self-awareness at her new high school.

Bill Felker brings us this week's Poor Will's Almanack.