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WYSO Weekend: June 05, 2016

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Miami Valley StoryCorps, and music from this week's Excursions with Niki Dakota. You'll also hear about a summer youth employment program at rish because of a change in state funding policy, and one young man's efforts in justice and equality here in Dayton.  See full details below.

  • Lake Miller from Yellow Springs, Ohio will soon be heading to college. He says he'll specialize in either entrepreneurship or business management at Wittenberg University. He’ll likely do well with either decision—even now the 18-year-old Eagle Scout is the youngest member of the national Scouts for Equality Leadership Council and he's just begun the first LGBT friendly Boy Scout unit at temple Israel in Dayton. To find out what's behind that effort we spoke to Lake in the WYSO studios earlier this week.
  • On Miami Valley StoryCorps we bring you conversations between local people who went to the StoryCorps booth in Dayton in 2014. Today, we hear Chad Stiles interview his former teacher William Mullins about the Antioch School in Yellow Springs.
  • Youth Works is a program that provids summer employment opportunities for in-school youth ages 14-18 in Montgomery County. The program has operated since 1999 but is now facing serious funding cuts from the state of Ohio.  To find out what this means for the program and the hundreds of kids who take part in it, we spoke to Michael Colbert.
  • This week, Kettering resident Keith Lykins returned to the WYSO studios to share a variety of music and instruments live on Excursions with Niki Dakota. Here's a bit of what listeners heard. *Lykins will perform on June 10th at Caesar Creek Winery, on June 11th at the Yellow Springs Street Fair, and on July 15th at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton.

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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.