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WYSO Weekend: April 24, 2022

WYSO Weekend, Heid Rd.
Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Jerry talks to Neenah Ellis, the executive director of the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO about two new series being produced:

  • Studio Visit - A series about contemporary artists in the Miami Valley and the ideas that inspire their work. Today, we learn about an artist that takes things one day at a time. We join producer Susan Byrnes as she follows itinerant community artist, teacher and photographer Tim Wells.
  • River Speaks: An Oral History of the Little Miami River - Over the next six weeks, you’ll hear stories about the health of the river, its place in our local culture and history and the wildlife and the humans who’ve made the river their home. The interviews were gathered by volunteers from the Little Miami River Watershed Network – and they were made into our radio series by WYSO producer Jason Reynolds.

Later in the program, Bill Felker brings us Poor Will's Almanack and mid-day music host Evan Miller reviews the latest effort from the New York band Guerilla Toss. Miller said the group has poured a shot of positivity and bright color palette into their new album, Famously Alive.

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/>