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WYSO Weekend: February 17, 2019

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Last week we told you how, some Dayton groups, including Rainbow Elder Care, Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County, and Boonshoft Pride are collecting data to gauge the unique needs of the older LGBT community. Our story featured three people who had genuine concerns about their futures as they get older. In our conversations we also talked about other aspects of their lives….. Coming out to family and friends, and to themselves. We talked about the ideals of community and culture, and so we wanted to share just a little bit more of their stories with you. This segment features Janice James, Joyce Gibbs and Dickie Wilson.

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the 1995 signing of the Dayton Peace Accords, also known as the Dayton Agreement, one of a series of international meetings that led to the end of the Bosnian War. Since the accord was signed on November 21, 1995, efforts to build the relationship between Dayton and its sister-city, Sarajevo, in Bosnia and Herzegovina have continued. A recent, sizable grant from the U.S. State Department will go a long way in cementing that relationship. Funding, to the tune of $120,000, will be used to support a youth leadership exchange with representatives from the Dayton sister-city of Sarajevo later this year. To get details on the exchange we spoke with Arch Greive with The Dayton Mediation Center, who received the grant, and several and Dayton City Commissioner, Matt Joseph.

Bob Dylan, the Clash and many other musicians resonated with the teenagers of their eras. And today’s teens have their own artists whose music inspires and heals. Today’s Dayton Youth Radio story comes with a soundtrack - DYR Project Coordinator Basim Blunt introduces the story.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley delivered her State of the City Address on Wednesday morning - her sixth since taking office. The mayor’s speech tackled some of the difficult issues facing the city in the coming year. We have an excerpt from that address for you, and you can hear the full address here.

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.