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WYSO Weekend: March 20, 2016

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Several local groups are celebrating anniversaries—we’ll tell you about those. And this week we have the next story in our series Women’s Voices: From the Dayton Correctional Institution. See full details below.

  • The birds at Avian World Rescue Kingdom all have stories. Hear about some of them and meet the organization's leaders, Doug Edwards and Haley Willis. 
  • Women's Voices from Dayton Correctional Institution
  • This month, Agape for Youth, Inc. is celebrating its 27th year as serving southwest Ohio. In fact, they just expanded their foster care, adoption, and reunification services into the Cincinnati area. Stephen Geib is the organization’s founder and in this interview he talk’s about their mission and how they’re working with other agencies to complete that work.

  • Bill Felker has this week's Porr Will's Almanack.

  • On Sunday morning, March 27th, Carillon Historical Park will once again host an Easter Sunrise Service – just as it has for the last 75 years. The anniversary is a special one for the park, known for preserving some of the city’s most important, historical artifacts and history. To tell us more about the event, we spoke to Alex Heckman who is the director of education and museum operations for Dayton History. *Carillon's Easter Sunrise Service is free and open to the public of all faiths—you can get more details on this and the other expansive programs offered at Dayton History.ORG

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.<br/>