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WYSO Weekend: September 22, 2013

Wayne Baker

In this edition of WYSO Weekend...

In the news wrap, you’ll hear about steps WPAFB officials are taking in the wake of the Naval Base shootings in Washington D.C.

You’ll also hear the latest housing numbers for the Dayton region, including 6500 vacant and blighted structures in the city that still need to come down.  In the last few years, national and state programs have been helping cities like Dayton tear down these homes, but those funding sources may be drying up. 

Meanwhile, vacant properties are also keeping city workers busy. WYSO’s Lewis Wallace reports demolition or not, abandoned lots are extra work.

In this week's Politics Ohio, Emily McCord speaks with Lewis Wallace about ucpoming changes to the SNAP food stamp program.

WYSO's Wayne Baker reports that after years of fundraising, a statue will be erected this weekend by the old South High School in Springfield to honor boxing legend Davey Moore 50 years after his death.

There are more than 2,100 students enrolled this fall in Wright State University’s undergrad engineering and computer science degree programs.  And thanks to a curriculum change the university initiated several years ago, Wright State says students now have a higher chance of completing those programs than ever before.  To find out more about the program, Jerry Kenney spoke with Professor Nathan Klingbeil, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State.

Cooler temperatures are setting in and with the change of seasons, we look to our very own Bill Felcker to tell us about the natural world in Poor Will's Almanack.

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Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.