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WYSO Weekend: January 4, 2015

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Climate Commentary with Bob Brecha.  In Miami Valley StoryCorps you’ll hear from an 11 year-old girl with Leukemia as she talks with her mom about how the family is coping. And in the Antioch Word – Wyatt Sours reports that the Antioch College Wellness Center is considering instituting women’s only hours at the facility.

  • This election year was a relatively slow year for the legislature as lawmakers spent most of the year campaigning. That changed in the last few weeks. Karen Kasler and leaders of the Senate sat down together for a look back.
  • 2014 was the year that several headline-making bills that have been placed on the backburner for years finally made it through both chambers of the Ohio General Assembly. Andy Chow continues the Statehouse News Bureau’s look back on 2014 with an overview of the bills that received final approval from the House and Senate.
  • It’s been a productive year for Ohio lawmakers, who passed bills dealing with redistricting, budget revisions and red light cameras. But  Jo Ingles continues the Statehouse News Bureau’s look back on 2014 with a remembrance of the bills that never made it through the legislature.
  • On Miami Valley StoryCorps we meet 11 year old Ginger Osenbaugh who speaks with her mother Carmen about how their family has been coping with Ginger's diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

  • “Electricity is the thing ... no whirring and grinding gears ... no water-circulating system to get out of order — no dangerous and evil-smelling gasoline and no noise.” That’s what Thomas Edison said about electric cars over a century ago. University of Dayton professor Bob Brecha and some of his colleagues have been taking this to heart. Here’s Bob with some thoughts on driving electric.
  • The Antioch College Wellness Center has recently started to include women’s only swim time in its schedule and is also considering the possibility of implementing some women’s only hours of the entire facility. In this episode of the Antioch Word, Miller Fellow Wyatt Souers talked to class of 2018 student Layla Saad, Class of 2017 student Taylor Larson, Wellness Center Director Monica Hassek, and Dean of Community Life Luis Rosa about the reasons behind including women’s only hours in the Wellness Center and whether or not it will be possible to include them in the schedule.

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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.