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WYSO Weekend: October 27, 2013

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Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

  • In the late forties, engineers, Hardy Trolander and John Benedict, and chemist David Jones wanted to solve problems through what they called good science. That led them to form Yellow Springs Instruments – or YSI in 1948. Trolander was appointed the company’s first President, and along with fellow Antioch alumn, David Case, YSI continued its mission of using good science until the company was sold in 2011. Hardy Trolander died on Friday, October 11th, and to find out more about the man and his legacy, I spoke with Malte vonMatthiessen, who became president of YSI in 1983 after Trolander’s retirement. We began by talking about the ‘good science’ that Trolander believed in.
  • Gabriela Pickett and Judith Wolert-Maldonado stop by the studios to tell us all about the Dia de los Muertos celebration taking place in Dayton on Friday, November 1st.   Dia de los Muertos is a special day celebrated throughout Latin America, on which people remember loved ones who have died. The Dayton celebration will be in the Mexican tradition of celebrating with bright colors, imagery of calaveras (skulls) and more, but recognizes all Day of the Dead traditions. This is a free and family-friendly event. Find out more here.
  • On Monday, October 28, 2013 the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs will host a free screening of the documentary "More Than A Month." The movie is about ending the annual celebration of Black History Month. Community Voices producer Basim Blunt spoke with John Gudgel, one of the organizers of tomorrow's presentation.
  • We wrap up this month's series of faculty readings from the Antioch Writers' Workshop with Cathy Essinger.  She's the author of 3 books of poetry, and her work has been featured on The Writers' Almanac and Conrad's Corner here on WYSO. 

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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.