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WYSO Weekend: October 1, 2017

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

 

In the highly-structured lives of working parents, carving out unstructured playtime for young children can be difficult. Community Voices producer Tess Cortés explored how other parents and caregivers over the age of 35 navigate this path.

Since 1996 more than 160 influential people with ties to the Miami Valley have been inducted into the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame. On Thursday seven more people were honored with a spot on the walk. The Honorees enshrined into the walk of fame this year include actress and Oakwood native Allison Janney. We sat down with the the popular 'West Wing' drama and ‘Mom’ sitcom star before the ceremony at Sinclair College Conference Center. In this interview she told us what the honor means for not only her, but her parents.

Oscar and Marjorie Boonshoft were also honored for their many charitable contributions to the Dayton area. They’re both deceased, but the Boonshofts’ son David told us that much of the money they donated came from his father’s success as a commodities trader, and a desire to uplift the community.

Next week, the Dayton LGBT Film Festival returns for a weekend at the Neon Movies in downtown Dayton. Back with a rundown of this year's films is Neon Manager, Jonathan McNeal.

Ohio’s opioid crisis continues to escalate. In an effort to curb the epidemic, the state is launching a new program to help spot criminal activity and prescription drug abuse. Pharmacy board policy director Cameron McNamee says the goal is to identify patterns of criminal activity. And prevent addicts from ending up in the criminal justice system.

 

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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.