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WYSO Weekend: November 6, 2016

WYSO Weekend

On today’s program we’ll take a tour of Patterson Homestead. The historical site will soon celebrate its 200th birthday.  We’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s occasional arts series Culture Couch and more. Check out the details below.


  •  Today we bring you a different kind of election story. It’s about a presidential candidate, a Springfield woman’s fond remembrance of his visit, and a special pair of white gloves. Community Voices Producer Dan Gummel has the story. You can hear president Kennedy’s full speech at Wittenberg University -- and see pictures of his campaign stops in Ohio at wyso.org.
  • This week on Dayton Youth Radio, we have a story from the David H Ponitz Career Technology Center. We'll hear from a young man who produced this story last spring during the presidential primary season. Project Manager Basim Blunt introduces the story.
  • In a new novel Maiden Flight, Connecticut writer Harry Haskell recreates his grandfather’s storybook romance with Katharine Wright, the Wright brothers’ younger sister. Reading Katharine’s love letters inspired these reflections on an age-old mode of communication. 
  • Say the word cartoonist and most of us picture someone like Charles Schulz or Garry Trudeau drawing on one of those slanted tables. Those working in the comic arts today have options far beyond pen and ink, but while some cartoonists have fully embraced digital technologies, others have faithfully remained traditional. Community Voices producer Will Davis introduces us to two local artists with very different styles. 
  • A recent trip to a drugstore prompted commentator Rebecca Rine to take a look at aging and find some clarity in the process. 
  • Patterson Homestead was built in 1816 and to celebrate its 200 years, Dayton History is feverishly working to complete some new restorations to the historic building - all in time for an open-to-the-public birthday party on November 12th called Home and Harvest. Merry Masterson is the assistant director of education for Dayton History.  This week, we spoke with her and Director Alex Heckman who gave us a tour of the Homestead.


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.