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WYSO Weekend: October 30, 2016

WYSO Weekend

In this week's program, we’ll be flying high in WYSO’s occasional art series, Culture Couch. WYSO’s Juliet Fromholt talks with Jonathan McNeal of the Neon Movies about a special event coming up next week - a live in-theater screening of the film Short Bus. And we’ll talk with Shannon Isom of the YWCA Dayton about their efforts to battle domestic violence. See full details below.


  • Dayton is the Birthplace of Aviation. Out in the countryside east of the city, one local pilot is using his passion to keep a part of aviation history alive. Community Voices producer Renee Wilde chased him down and went on the ride of her life.
  • On Saturday, November 5th, the Neon Movies in Dayton will host a special screening of the film Short Bus with director John Cameron Mitchell doing live director's commentary at the theater. WYSO's Juliet Fromholt spoke with the Neon's Jonathan McNeal to learn more.  They began by talking about the plot of Short Bus. To hear an extended version of this interview tune in to Kaleidoscope, Wednesday, November 2nd at 8 on WYSO.

  • The empowerment of women and eliminating racism is the central mission of the YWCA of Dayton.  But if that’s the end-goal, their real story lies in the day-to-day details of what they actually do.  In this interview with WYSO, CEO, Shannon Isom, tells us a little bit more about the organization’s daily efforts to serve thousands of people in the Dayton area. Our interview begins with some historical context on the YWCA.

  • In Poor Will's Almanack, Bill Felker bring clarity and understanding of the living world around us.


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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.