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WYSO Weekend: March 01, 2020

Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

This week's Best of Dayton Youth Radio segment originally aired in 2016. It's from Hannah Williams who attended Tecumseh High School in Medway, Ohio. Hannah tells us about her brother Wesley who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

The Black Knights were a precision drill team within the JROTC program at Colonel White High School, now Thurgood Marshall High School in Dayton. The JROTC program and its drill team were started by Army veteran Odell Graves of Clayton. Today on Veterans Voices, retired English teacher Phyllis Allen asks Graves about his work with students.

On display at the Dayton Metro Library are a series of maps of the city’s neighborhoods. Each one starts with the same basic black and white print. But layered on top are colored fabrics and transparencies. They outline areas with high poverty rates and highlight pockets of food insecurity. Graphic designer and U-D professor Misty Thomas-Trout created the maps using data from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission. WYSO’s Leila Goldstein spoke with the artist about the project. *You can see the maps on display at the Southeast Branch of the Dayton library and the exhibit will tour other branches through June. See images of some of the works on our website.

On March 7, 2020, the Dayton Area League of Women Voters will host an event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, as well as the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters, established in 1920. This year, the League has selected journalist and author Susan Page as their keynote speaker. Page is the author of The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty. She is also the Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, and appears as a political analyst on ABC's This Week, CBS Face the Nation, Fox News Sunday and NBC’s Meet the Press. In this interview, Page talks about her in-depth conversations with Barbara Bush, whose grandfather lived in Dayton, and her thoughts on her career as a journalist about to cover her eleventh presidential election.

In our final segment Bill Felker offers contemplation and clarity on the living world around us.

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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.