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WYSO Weekend: June 30, 2019

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:



There are a number of important issues and challenges the county’s Military Veterans and service members face every day - high suicide rates and other healthcare issues.  This week, VA Secretary Robert Wilke paid a visit to the Dayton VA Hospital and it’s these and other issues that we sat down and talked to him about during that visit. Here’s the full conversation that took place on Friday.

When you go to the doctor, there is a pretty good chance that person wasn’t born in the United States. There are thousands of foreign-born doctors working here — in every specialty. But recent changes in immigration law are making the transition tougher. Paige Pfleger of Side Effects Public Media reports. *Side Effects Public Media is a news collaborative covering public health in the Midwest.

Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will's Almanack


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.