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It’s that time of year when Turkeys take center stage in the homes, and on the tables, of Americans across the country. On the second weekend of November in Ohio, it’s not just the Turkeys that are on display.  Snowy Call Ducks, Peach Splash Pheasants, Silver Laced Wyandottes and many other heirloom and exotic fowl take center stage at the Ohio National Poultry Show held in Columbus. Today on County Lines Producer Renee Wilde talks to poultry breeders from across the state, and the nation, who have traveled to this year’s show in search of the coveted National Title for their birds.


This week many families and friends gathered together to eat and give thanks. In today’s Dayton Youth Radio story, a teenager talks about how his family does this on a larger scale. Project Coordinator Basim Blunt introduces the story - then he shares the story of another teen's very memorable Thanksgiving dinner.

Earlier this month Ohio voters rejected the latest attempt to change the state constitution through a referendum. The measure to lessen penalties for some drug crimes lost by a wide margin, and over the years groups have sponsored similar amendments. Recent attempts included proposals for redistricting or to legalize marijuana. Now state lawmakers are considering changes that could make it more difficult to change the constitution through the ballot. WOSU’s Nick Evans has a look at what’s at stake.


In other state news, A panel of six lawmakers charged with looking at some of the $9 billion in state tax breaks has recommended none of them be eliminated or cut back for now. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that though nothing has changed, it seems few involved in the process are pleased.

Well to many of us it seems the year has flown by - Turkey Day is a wrap and it is full on Christmas for the next month or so. And in that time we’re still celebrating WYSO’s 60 th birthday by listening to highlights from our historic audio collection. Here’s WYSO’s general manager, Neenah Ellis with this week’s selection./

Bill Felker brings clarity and understanding of the living world around us.


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.