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WYSO Weekend: April 12, 2015

WYSO Weekend

Welcome to WW, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine!  On today’s program –  Amanda Wright-Lane talks about the passing of Wright family member Marianne Miller Hudec. Then, remembering the Holocaust with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. We’ll also talk to an expert on kids and social media, and the dangers that presents.

  • The legacy of the Wright Brothers has been a part of Dayton’s rich history for more than a hundred years.  Less than two weeks ago, Wright family member, Marianne Miller Hudec,  passed away at her home in Newton, MA. She was the last remaining member of the Wright family who knew Orville. Her mother, Ivonette, was Orville and Wilbur’s niece. To find out more about Marianne, and to talk about the Wright Brother’s legacy, we spoke with Amanda Wright-Lane.
  • Host, Jerry Kenney and WYSO Managing Editor, Lewis Wallace talk about the station's upcoming series - Graduating Latino - part of the American Graduate initiative.  The two week series will feature a range of stories looking at educational issues in Latino communities in the Miami Valley.
  • The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton is hosting several events this month. The will take place tonight as part of their Holocaust Memorial service.  Also later in the Month they’ll host the International Jewish Film Festival in Dayton.  To hear more about these events and to talk about the organization, we spoke with Chief Executive Officer, Kathy Gardner.
  • Last week we told you about an awareness campaign underway from the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund. The campaign encouraged people to take photo’s of themselves holding a pinwheel and posting it to Facebook, Twitter or other social media sites. All to raise awareness about Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention in the month of April. This week we speak to Dr. Jennie Noll, an expert on kids, social media and its dangers. Noll is a pediatric psychologist at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital and works for Penn State's Center for Child Protection and Wellbeing.  Antioch College, Antioch University, and Yellow Springs Schools are bringing Dr. Noll here on April 15th to talk about what parents can do to make their children more savvy in a possibly dangerous electronic age. We spoke to her by phone.
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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.