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WYSO Weekend: October 4, 2015

WYSO Weekend

In this week's edition of WYSO Weekend: Community Voices producer Jocelyn Robinson looks at the uncertain future of Kids HIV Camps, and we’ll hear the lineup of films in this year’s Dayton LGBT Film Festival. Later in the program, Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Miami Valley Almanack.

  • As WYSO reported in June, in Montgomery County heroin overdoses climbed 226 percent from 2010 to 2014.  2015 numbers aren’t out yet but they are expected to be up as well. With those high rates in mind, a Fairborn municipal court judge has started  a new program to tackle the problem. Judge Beth Root spearheaded the new drug court program and we talked to her about how it works.
  • In the mid 1990s, summer camps for kids affected by the AIDS epidemic sprang up all over the country. Today there are about 20 summer camps for kids who are HIV positive or whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. But advances in treatment and prevention mean there are fewer campers now, so these camps have an uncertain future. WYSO Community Voices producer Jocelyn Robinson brings us this story.
  • WYSO Development Director, Luke Dennis joins us to talk about YSO's Warp Drive.
  • On WW, we’ve been introducing you to some of the speakers at this year’s TEDxDayton conference. It happens October 16th at the Victoria Theatre, and so we thought we’d give you a small taste of who some of the speakers are and what they plan to talk about. Today you’ll meet Karin VanZant. Karin is Executive Director of Life Services at CareSource in Dayton and has been charged with building a new division that will transition current Medicaid members off of government subsidies and into a high quality life. Changing quality of life is something Karin has experienced in her own life. Today, she shares her story with us and how it relates to what she’ll talk to TEDx audiences about on the 16th.
  • The Dayton LGBT Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and to find out about this year’s selections, we spoke once again with Jonathan McNeil, manager at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton.
  • Bill Felker has this week's 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.