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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 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.