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WYSO Weekend: March 27, 2016

WYSO Weekend

On this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio, and you’ll hear about a new office for males of color opened up by the Dayton Public School district. And later in the program, how DP&L is helping customers save energy and money! We've also got Bill Felker with Poor Will's Almanack. See full details below.

  • Women’s Voices: From the Dayton Correctional Institution
  • This week on Dayton Youth Radio we met Branley Femuels, a Senior at Ponitz High School in Dayton. He's a 2015 Associated Press Southwest Ohio All-District football star, but before he found success on the football field, he found trouble on the streets of his neighborhood.
  • The Dayton Public School district has announced the launch of a new office for males of color. It’s modeled after projects in Oakland, California and in Minneapolis designed to address racial disparities in education as well as suspensions and expulsions. The district’s chief of school innovation, David Lawrence, spent time in both of those districts and spearheaded the launch here. WYSO’s Lewis Wallace asked David Lawrence why the district thought it was important to invest in this idea.

  • DP&L is offering free home energy kits to it’s customers who want to save energy and money. To find out the details, we spoke with Kara McMillen, the energy provider’s residential program manager.

  • Bill Felker with Poor Will's Almanack.

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.