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WYSO Weekend: March 15, 2015

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio and Veteran’s Voices. We’ll also hear about one Dayton non-profit and their aim at a better world through “big’ Advertising.

  • The debate over Dayton’s source water protection policy is still simmering, although the issues have changed somewhat. Since the 1980s, the water policy has restricted the amount of hazardous chemicals that can be stored by companies located on or near the city’s wellfields. Over the last 10 months, the water department has floated different versions of an update to those rules. WYSO’s Lewis Wallace finds the discussion right now boils down to a few businesses against a chorus of people worried about risk.
  • Tuesday night, UD awarded Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras with the Archbishop Oscar Romero Human Rights Award. Romero was a prominent Roman Catholic priest in El Salvador during the 1960s and 1970s. He spoke out on behalf of the poor and repressed after witnessing human rights violations. At a stop at Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley, the Archbishop said he is pleased to accept the award just as Romero nears beatification, a step towards his formal sainthood.
  • Ohio's two U.S. senators are split over a letter addressed to leaders of Iran, while the Obama administration negotiates a deal limiting that country's nuclear program. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.
  • The bill that would ban abortion at the first detectable fetal heartbeat has been introduced three times in four years, and it appears to have its best shot at passing this time around. But as Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, even if it passes, its future is uncertain.
  • According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, one in four women in the military report being sexually assaulted during their service. The numbers are even higher when unreported cases are considered. Life after Military Sexual Trauma, known as MST, can be challenging, but as Veteran Voices reporter and Wright State student veteran Allison Loy discovered, healing can come from finding ways to help others. To learn more about resources for local veterans who are separating from the service – go to our website: w-y-s-o dot o-r-g. Veterans Voices is part of Veterans Coming Home, a public media effort to support veterans, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • On this week's segment from the Dayton Youth Radio project we'll hear a story about a teen and his struggles to stop procrastinating. Community Voices producer and project manager Basim Blunt introduces our feature. Funding for the Dayton Youth Radio Project comes from the Virginia Kettering Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and The Dayton Foundation.
  • The Dayton non-profit – Have a Gay Day, Inc. has launched a billboard campaign highlighting issues like LGBT  homelessness and suicide. Thirteen billboard ads south of Dayton feature slogans like  “Hate is Not Holy,” and  “Adoption Should be Based on What’s in Your Heart.” Founder and Executive Director, Michael Knote says the ads are a simple way to bring up LGBT issues that don’t always get talked about. First, a little bit about the organization.
  • WYSO's Bill Felker brings clarity to the living world around us in Poor Will's Miami Valley 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.