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WYSO Weekend: August 21, 2016

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: One woman, one mission, and one tiny house – we’ll tell you how they’re connected. We've got this week's Community Voices, and you’ll hear from the founders of a new collaborative writing group called the Dayton Writers Movement. See full details below.

•    WYSO Curious: Have you ever noticed the blue helicopters in the sky above the Miami Valley? Those are CareFlights, air ambulances from the Miami Valley Hospital. Rocky Blazer, a listener from Springfield, says they seem to fly out a lot, and asked why the hospital would decide to send out a CareFlight, rather than a traditional ambulance. WYSO intern Char Daston investigates.

•    Vera Struck knows all about reinventing herself, She’s had several careers that you’ll hear about in the interview ahead. But, it’s her latest mission that peaked our interest. Struck is traveling across the country promoting sustainable living and she’s not doing it alone. She’s getting help from her tiny house, which she’s hauling behind her every step – or wheel rotation - of the way. No easy task for your average person… then again, Struck is anything but average.  We found that out when she – and her tiny house – the Silver Bullet – rolled through Yellow Springs last week.

•    Despite yoga’s increasing popularity across the United States, few yoga classes can be found in rural areas. Community Voices producer Arwen Donahue explores the challenges of practicing and teaching yoga in the small farming community of Carlisle, Kentucky.

•    When Chris and Megan Burnside moved to Dayton about a year they immediately saw a thriving arts community and were also drawn to a lot of the collaborative work that was taking place between various artists and organizations. They’ve jumped head-long into that collaborative creativity and co-founded a new group called the Dayton Writer’s Movement. The two, along with a group of local actors are launching a new podcast this month called Unwritten. This week we talked about the podcast and what’s behind the Dayton Writer’s Movement. And again, you can find out more about the Dayton Writer’s Movement at unwrittenpodcast.com

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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.