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WYSO Weekend: February 7, 2021

Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Celebrating Black History, the Move to Include, and the Great Groundhog’s wintry Tale.

Since the 1970s –February is observed as Black History Month in the US – to honor the achievements of Black Americans. For the next weeks, the Center for Community Voices at WYSO will look at the genesis of Black history Month and bring us the voices of some local black historians and story keepers.

West Dayton Stories is our series exploring the strength and resilience of Dayton’s African American community. It comes from the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO. The center highlights the stories of those whose voices often go unheard.

In his four years as president, Donald Trump dramatically cut the number of refugees admitted to the United States. In October, the administration set a cap of 15-thousand, the lowest number since the refugee program began in 1980. President Joe Biden has pledged to reverse that trend. But to do it, the refugee resettlement program will need to be put back together. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Nick Castele reports.

Our series on how the pandemic is affecting people with disabilities continues today, with an avid runner who helps teach students a lesson about inclusion. Seth Johnson interviewed him and his father for Side Effects Public Media and its Move to Include initiative.

Bill Felker offers insight into the natural and spiritual world around us with Poor Will's Almanack.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.<br/>