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WYSO Weekend: October 25, 2020

WYSO Weekend Antioch
Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

The film 9 to 5: The Story of a Movement had its local premiere at the Dixie Twin Drive-In this week. It tells the story of women secretaries fighting for fair pay and better working conditions in the early 1970s. Local academy award-winning directors, Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, attended the screening, and Reichert spoke with WYSO’s Leila Goldstein about the film.

A new series began this on WYSO called The Bind that Ties. In it, you'll hear a dozen people talking about living and working and raising a family as an immigrant in the Miami Valley. Neenah Ellis, from the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO to introduces the series and this week's story

Thousands of Springfielders marched through the city’s downtown this past spring to protest racial injustice and the death of George Floyd. But the conversation didn’t stop there. A group of about 100 gathered in September for One Springfield – A Call to Action Town Hall. WYSO Clark County reporter Tom Stafford filed this report.

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have something a little different: an interview conducted by students from Tippecanoe High School with Dayton Literary Peace Prize winning author Susan Southard. The author visited with a group of students using Zoom last month and talked about her book: Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War. Dayton Youth Radio Project Coordinator Basim Blunt introduces the story.

COVID-19, violent demonstrations, natural disasters, a bitter election … there’s been a lot to process over the past eight months. While health officials focus on the physical impact of the coronavirus, it’s easy to overlook the mental and emotional strain the pandemic has put on everyone. And while the health effects may be worse for older adults, the psychological impact of the pandemic has hit young people especially hard. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports

Bill Felker brings clarity and a new understanding of the world around us in 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.