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WYSO Weekend: March 01, 2015

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Rediscovered Radio and Community Voices. Plus we’ll hear about a possible shared space in downtown Dayton that would give residents access to high tech digital equipment, and a documentary film making it’s debut in Dayton next week. See full program details below.

  • In the mid to late 1970s, WYSO broadcast the voices of three remarkable Black women writers, and these tapes are preserved in the WYSO Archives. The work of Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Alice Walker still resonates today. Rediscovered Radio’s Jocelyn Robinson has the story. 
  • On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton last spring. Today we hear Dr. Robert C. Walker interview his friend and mentor, John E. Moore. Mr. Moore has been a civil rights and community leader for well over a half century, taking on leadership roles with The Dayton Foundation and The African- American Community Fund, and helping to create endowments and scholarships that have served thousands throughout the region.
  • Downtown Dayton could be the location of a manufacturing site that would offer people the chance to design and build their own products. It would house high-tech digital, manufacturing equipment, like a laser cutter, 3D printer, and CNC router. So called “maker spaces” like this are popping up around the country, and some are calling it the new Industrial Revolution. Daytonians, Jeff Opt and partner Erin Vasconcelos, are behind the effort to create a FabSpace downtown.  Recently, we spoke to them about the project at the Old Yellow Cab Building –inside the space they’re hoping to renovate.
  • On march 8th a local documentary comes to the Neon Movies in Downtown Dayton.  The film is a first of sorts for director, Jennifer Taylor - a local photographer and Tim Gebard – a Dayton area musician, – The film is called The Fall League - A Movie About Seniors, Softball and Life. Recently they stopped by our studios to talk about the film.
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.