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WYSO Weekend: March 15, 2020

Jerry Kenney
WYSO Public Radio

In this edition WYSO Weekend:

Several large events that typically have a huge economic impact for the Miami Valley have been cancelled because of fears surrounding the spread of the coronavirus. The International Winter Guard Competition, the NCAA First Four Tournament and other cancelled events mean the loss of millions of dollars to local communities. To talk about the impact of all this, we spoke with Richard Stock - an economist and the director of the Business Research Group at the University of Dayton.

Some Northeast Ohio musicians feel caught between safety and earning a living during the coronavirus pandemic. From member station WCPN, David C. Barnett reports that performers are trying to cope with some fast-breaking information.

This week on the Best of Dayton Youth Radio, we revisit a story from Jack Long about finding his father. Jack produced this story in 2018 when he was a senior at Bellbrook High School. *This story originally aired in 2018. Jack Long is currently a Journalism Major at The Ohio State University in Columbus and interns for WYSO’s Dayton Youth Radio Summer Camp.

When a veteran leaves the service and settles in at a college campus, they can miss being with other men and women who share their experiences. The Veteran and Military Center at Wright State University provides a supportive space for the military on campus. Today on Veterans Voices, Navy veteran Akoni Hinojosa and Army veteran Anthony Heiland, both of Dayton, remember their time as Wright State students, and how their activism led to the formation of the VMC.

Today we’ll speak with Jocelyn Robinson about her efforts to preserve the audio collections of radio stations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Bill Felker brings us 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.