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WYSO Weekend: December 20, 2020

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Jerry Kenney

Today we have another installment of The Race Project. Two Yellow Springs residents - David Turner and Cheryl Smith - talk about the legacy of slavery in the United States

West Dayton Stories is our new series highlighting the strength and resilience of Dayton’s African American community. Jocelyn Robinson from the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices brings us another episode.

ReEntry Stories is our series about formerly incarcerated citizens in Ohio. Today we hear from Savon Davis. Series producer Mary Evans introduces us. This project is also a podcast and comes from the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices. You can hear all the stories in this series and see photos of the participants at WYSO dot org.

For many mothers giving birth during the pandemic, pregnancy has not gone as planned. To learn about these experiences, a pair of researchers is collecting pandemic birth stories from across the country. Side Effects’ Darian Benson reports the stories include both challenges and joys.

COVID-19 can be especially dangerous for people living with diabetes. And medical experts are realizing that the relationship between the diseases is very complex. Side Effect’s Public Media’s Farah Yousry reports in the first of a two-part series.

A lot of people will be happy to see 2020 go, but when it does, a piece of Dayton history goes with it. After 55 years, Mendelson’s Liquidation Outlet will be closed for good. In this segment Culture Couch producer Susan Byrnes brings us voices of Dayton artists who found materials and inspiration there.

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.