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WYSO Weekend: December 11, 2016

WYSO Weekend

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program, Dayton Youth Radio and another compelling Veterans Voices. We’ll talk to EF Hutton CEO Chris Daniels about the company’s relocation to Springfield and, later in the program, we’ve got more environmental news from The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier, and Bill Felker has this week’s Poor WIll’s Almanack. See details below.

  • Today our Veterans’ Voices series continues with a cross-generational conversation between a post-9/11 veteran and a Vietnam veteran. Wright State student and Air Force veteran David Morse of Riverside is studying social work, and he talked to his mentor, Air Force veteran and social worker Greg Meriwether about counseling Vietnam veterans, and how post-traumatic stress disorder has changed since then.
  • Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a new story from Tecumseh High School in Medway about being happy with yourself and your choices in life. Project coordinator Basim Blunt introduces her story.
  • This week, Springfield City Commissioners voted to approve a large tax-incentive program for its newest corporate resident, EF Hutton. The financial industry giant moved its headquarters to the city earlier this year, promising Springfield officials it will bring more than 400 jobs to the city over the next five years. The company estimates the hiring would amount to more than $24 million in annual wages to Springfield employees. To find out what those incentives mean for the company and how their move to Springfield has gone so far, we spoke to EF Hutton CEO Chris Daniels.
  • The search is on for new sources of clean energy and one place to find it could be the Ohio River. The Ohio and its tributaries could become a hotspot for new hydropower development--not on big new artificial lakes, but on using the region's extensive network of navigation dams. But as The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier explains, not everyone wants to take the hydro plunge.
  • Bill Felker has this week's 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.