TOLEDO, Ohio — In case you missed it, here is a look at the July 21, 2019 episode of Leading Edge.

PAULA HICKS-HUDSON — OHIO HOUSE MINORITY WHIP

The cream of leadership rises quickly in the statehouse — it has to in these days of term limits.

Jerry sits down with the new minority whip of the Ohio House of Representatives. You may know her as former Toledo mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson.  

They discuss how she got there and what her role is in the statehouse.

WENDY PESTRUE - PRESIDENT/C.E.O OF LOCAL UNITED WAY

Over a couple of our most recent shows, we've been detailing concerns over the safety implications of an over-burdened 911 system and the Toledo Fire Department.  

The issue is the volume of non-emergency calls coming into the emergency response system. We've learned only about 10%t of emergency calls going to the fire department have anything to do with fires.

The vast majority of calls deal with "medical" issues, but those could include runny noses — or as we've heard —help reaching the TV remote.

We've learned that a broad-based task force is currently wrestling with this issue: emergency responders, medical providers, insurers, the public school district and others. But as you've heard, the key to a workable and successful solution may lie in the hands of the local United Way.

Jerry sits down with the president and C.E.O. of the local United Way, Wendy Pestrue.

Leading Edge airs on WTOL 11 Sundays at 8:30 a.m.