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WYSO Weekend: May 08, 2016

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Wine, women, and song… as WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota talks funk with our very own Radio Basim and their special guest on Excursions this week.  And Dayton History is getting ready to launch their own wine production. You'll hear about that, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s art series Culture Couch. See details below.

  • Women’s Voices from Dayton Correctional Institution.

  • Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a feature from David H Ponitz Career Technology Center. It's from a student who was raised by his grandparents and is now ready to graduate.

  • The kind of storytelling once only found in movie theatres is everywhere now —streamable at Amazon and Netflix, available at iTunes, and on television, too.
Community Voices producer Dave Barber wondered how all this content is affecting the two art house cinemas in the region:The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs and the Neon Movies in Dayton.

  • The new Northwest Branch of the Dayton Metro Library and a new exhibit there was the buzz on Friday during Excursions with Niki Dakota.  Check it out.

  • Dayton History’s annual wine and food celebration Fluere de Fette turns 25 this year. It takes place next week under Sycamore trees behind the Carillon Brewing Company, which will soon launch the production of its own wine selections. To find out about that and Dayton’s history of alcohol production, we spoke with Tonya Brock, director and brewster at the Carillon Brewing Company.

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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.