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WYSO Weekend: September 29, 2019

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In this edition of WYSO Weekend:


Visitors entering Dayton’s Oregon District near Smokin Bar-B-Que on Patetrson and 5th St. will now be greeted by a roughly 3,000 square-foot mural. The giant art piece is the work of Dayton artist Tiffany Clark. The mural was planned before the August mass shooting but it’s completion holds special meaning for some in the neighborhood. This week we spoke with Oregon District Business Association Treasurer Natalie Skiliter, who lives in the district and owns the Corner Kitchen, located on the districts eastern border.

County Fairs and harness racing go hand in hand. The two hundred year old sport has been dominated by men, but here in Ohio, a group of women are changing that. Today on County lines Renee Wilde goes trackside at the Darke County Fair with some women who are setting new standards for the racing industry.

This week Dayton Youth Radio returns with a brand new season of stories produced by Miami Valley teenagers. Today, we’ll hear from Jaya Jones, a student from Stivers School for the Arts. Here’s project coordinator Basim Blunt 

Across the country, there have been multiple deaths and hundreds more illnesses linked to e-cigarettes, or vaping products. Now, doctors and scientists are looking to pinpoint the cause. Side Effects Public Media’s Carter Barrett reports that public health officials are coordinating an effort to find out why people are getting sick.

Bill Felker brungs us 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.