Normally, being the mayor of Dayton, Ohio, means paying attention to everyday issues, from garbage pickups to municipal budgets. But in the early morning hours of August 4, 2019, a gunman opened fire at a downtown bar in the city, and Nan Whaley’s role as mayor immediately shifted. She found herself thrust into the national spotlight as all eyes turned to Dayton. And it wasn't long before she was face-to-face with President Donald Trump.
In this episode of Prognosis Ohio, host Dan Skinner interviews Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton. Topics include the recent tornado and recovery efforts, the opioid and broader addiction crisis, housing, food, and the role of mayors in national health care politics. Plus, a news roundup. See www.wcbe.org for show notes.
Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, OH visits the program to talk about the growth and development taking place there. Plus we talk veterans affairs, LGBT rights in Dayton and the responsibility of leadership in public service. Tweet us your thoughts @Steve_Newsome #TalkingOUT and find us on iTunes!