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WYSO Weekend: November 01, 2020

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Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Earlier this year WYSO invited local community members to have a one-on-one conversation with a person from a different race, color or ethnicity. In episode one of the Race Project, we'll listen in on a talk between Mauriel Rothman Zecker and Locksley Orr.

There’s a new Ohio Historic marker on Salem Avenue in Dayton—where a lot of funk music came to life inside Troutman Sound Labs. WYSO’s Jason Reynolds reports.

Today we hear part two of our series The Bind that Ties. It features local residents talking about living, working and raising a family as immigrants to the Dayton area. Neenah Ellis, from the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices, introduces the story.

Learn to Earn Dayton, the education advocacy group, has a new CEO. Kristina Scott is a longtime nonprofit leader, and she’s taking the helm of Learn to Earn at a time when education has been upended by the pandemic. In this interview, Scott tells us that Learn to Earn is working harder than ever to keep young people engaged and give them at shot at success as part of an educated workforce.

Miles Taylor was Chief of Staff to the Director of Homeland Security for two and a half years. In August, he was the first former senior Trump administration staffer to endorse Joe Biden for president. Taylor was in Dayton last week for a media event called “An Assessment of U.S. National Security and the Military under the Trump Administration.” WYSO Reporter Chris Welter spoke with Taylor about national security concerns relevant to the Miami Valley.

The Cedar Springs Pavilion in Tipp City is usually a local wedding destination. The venue features an open-air pavilion with retractable walls. It’s also close to the Dayton Airport. Over the past month, it’s also been host to three national Trump campaign events. But WYSO Environmental Reporter Chris Welter noticed something else when he was there: a four acre native prairie.

WYSO's Bill Felker brings clarity to the living 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.