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WYSO Weekend: July 07, 2019

WYSO Weekend

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

The Montgomery County Fair gets underway this week. It’s the second year for the fair at their new location on Infirmary Road in Dayton. They had a very good crowd last year and they expect those numbers to go up this year. To hear more about what’s going down next week at the fair, we spoke with John Yancik, president of The Montgomery County Agricultural Society, and the reigning Montgomery County Fair Junior Queen - Taylor Thomas.

WYSO's Juliet Fromholt tells us about the upcoming visit from Story Corps for a series of conversations that focuses on Veterans and military personnel. Story Corps is partnering with WYSO for Veterans to record, preserve, and share the stories of veterans and their families from July 30–August 8, 2019.

Next we head to the Dayton Art Institute for a tour and talk with DAI Chief Curator, Dr. Jerry Smith, who gives us the fascinating details on one the institute's current exhibits honoring the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon Landing.

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.