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WYSO Weekend: June 26, 2016

WYSO Weekend

Coming up in this WYSO Weekend: The Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production of Alice Although got under way this weekend, and continues next weekend.  WYSO’s Niki Dakota helps us with the details. You’ll also hear how a mandate from the Center for Medicaid and Medicare is affecting organizations who provide day care services for adults with disabilities. See the full program details below.

  • The U.S. Senate race between incumbent Rob Portman and Former Governor Ted Strickland is one of the most closely watched in the country. WYSO’s April Laissle sat down with Wright State University political science professor Dr. Lee Hannah to talk about how the race has played out so far and what to expect next. 
  • In 1965, as increasing numbers of American troops were sent to Vietnam, and an American bombing campaign grew, public forums were organized on college campuses across the country. They were known as “teach-­ins” The Idea was to study the war and the draft in depth. Rediscovered Radio producer Dave Barber has the story about a local teach­-in. Rediscovered Radio is made possible by the generous support of Ohio Humanities. Read more about the 1965 Vietnam Colloquium on the Rediscovered Radio blog and link to the WYSO Archives at wyso dot org.

  • In 2014, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) mandated that all County Boards of Developmental Disabilities cease Adult Day Services by 2019.  In Montgomery County alone, that directive impacts more than 630 adults with disabilities. The directive puts a burden on some community agencies that are providing adult daycare who will now have to increase the number of people they serve. To find out how one of those agencies is preparing for the increase, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney spoke to Dennis Grant – executive director of United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton. 

  • This week on Excursions, a live performance from the young, talented stars of the new Yellow Springs Kids’ Playhouse production Alice, Although. Niki Dakota also sat down with the production’s director, AnnMarie Saunders, and Ara Beal, artistic director of YSKP. And bonus –kids singing!

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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.