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WYSO Weekend: July 31, 2016

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s occasional arts series – Culture Couch. Then, later in the program, we’ll talk with one of the men behind an upcoming noise and experimental music festival. See full program details below.

  • Protests at political conventions are a given. But there were some differences in the voices raised this year. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on the contrasts between Cleveland and Philadelphia and between 2016 and years’ past.
  • This week, thousands of people poured into the Ohio State Fair for opening day. That included Gov. John Kasich. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, Kasich had his own projects to show off during his annual tour of the fair.

  • Imagine life without mechanics, plumbers or IT help. For working musicians, a damaged instrument or piece of gear could lead to lost gigs, tours or recording sessions. So who do musicians of the Miami Valley call when things go wrong? Community Voices Producer Shelly Hulce introduces us to the world of Dayton musician, restoration and repair man, Chris Wright.

  • If you’ve been a listener to Alpha Rhythms Sunday nights on WYSO over the years you may have at least been exposed to the music of John Cage, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich and even some early Pink Floyd. Those are just some artists who have delved into the world of experimental music and sound. If you’re a fan of the genre, you can get a big fix over two days - August 12th and 13th. The Amplified Humans Festival at the Yellow Cab Building in Dayton will feature artists from Japan and Canada who will join other musicians from across the US and revel in the sounds of noise and experimental music. To get some details on the event, we spoke with organizer Luke Tandy.

  • Today on Dayton Youth Radio, you'll hear the story of a teenager who came to Springfield needing a lot of help. Here's Youth Radio project coordinator Basim Blunt.

  • Bill Felker and Poor Will's Almanack rounds out our program.

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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.