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WYSO Weekend: November 20, 2016

WYSO Weekend

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program, Dayton Youth Radio and Veterans’ Voices.  You’ll also hear from The Alleghany Front’s Julie Grant on how some are trying to reimagine the Ohio river’s health and economic impact. See full details below.

  • Hundreds of parents, teachers and teachers’ aides packed into a Dayton School Board meeting last night. They came expecting to hear more about the district’s plans to layoff or reassign teacher’s aides and other operations staff members. But after keeping the crowd waiting for nearly two-hours, board officials decided to postpone an official vote on the matter. WYSO’s April Laissle reports.
  • An update on the still undecided outcome of Issue 2 in Springfield. A recount may be in the works and several voters tell us how they feel.
  • Today our Veterans Voices series continues with the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit organization that celebrates America's veterans by transporting them to Washington D.C. to visit their memorials. Air Force veteran, and Wright State student Matt Bauer of Vandalia spoke to his grandfather, Air Force veteran Norbert Bauer about his recent Honor Flight trip, and his military service.
  • Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear the first in a series of new stories from the students at Centerville High School.
  • For the past year and a half, there’s been a lot of talk about a divided America, about Red versus Blue, about our differences.  But, a couple of Ohio writers have stories to share about people on both sides of the divide who may have more in common that either side might think.  From Ohio Public Radio station WCPN, David Barnett reports.
  • Interstate cooperation has been crucial to restoring waters in the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. But so far, there hasn’t been much interest in marshaling a regional effort to improve the heavily polluted Ohio River. Those living along its banks from Pittsburgh to Louisville are beginning to realize the increasing value of this water, and how reimagining their relationship to it could prove critical to the region’s future. From the Allegheny Front, Julie Grant reports.
  • Bill Felker brings clarity to the living world around us with Poor Will's Almanack.
     

     
     

     

 
 

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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.