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WYSO Weekend: September 8, 2019


In this edition of WYSO Weekend:


Attorneys for the Dayton area’s only abortion clinic are continuing to fight to keep the facility open, despite the Ohio Supreme Court’s refusal to hear their latest appeal. As WYSO’s April Laissle reports, clinic representatives are now requesting the court reconsider.

And this week, Republican Governor Mike DeWine expanded on a proposal for background checks and other gun-policy reforms. The governor participated in a panel discussion hosted by WHIO-TV along with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Police Chief Richard Biehl and others. 

Gun violence was also front and center on Thursday night. This time in an open forum featuring panelists that included Dayton Mayor, Nan Whaley, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl, and members of the Community Police Council. The Community Conversation on Gun Violence was held at Grace United Methodist Church. More than a hundred concerned residents, civic leaders, and others joined the panelists for the two-hour event.



Farmers Markets in the United States can be traced back to Boston, well before the American Revolution. 40 years ago - in the 1970s, there was a resurgence of farmers markets around the country - and now, it seems they're everywhere. Today on County Lines, Renee Wilde tells us about the very first virtual farmers market in Ohio - found in Urbana. Then, we hear more about the owner's working partnership, which they call Hippie and the Farmer. She is Hippie, the free-spirited baker - he's the conservative, 4th generation farmer. Together they've created a unique farm to table business. Here again is producer Renee Wilde.


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.