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WYSO Weekend: May 22, 2022

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In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Executive Director of the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO, Neenah Ellis, is back to introduce this week's selections and tell us what's coming in the next few weeks from the center:

  • Studio Visit A series about contemporary artists in the Miami Valley and the ideas that inspire their work. Today in the final Studio Visit, we meet two artists whose time together, as partners, colleagues, and collaborators is central to their creative and community life. Ashley Jude Jonas and Nicholaus Arnold talk with producer Susan Byrnes at their North Dayton home, also known as Blue House.
  • River Speaks: An Oral History of the Little Miami River - Featuring 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.

‘E-Bikes are growing in popularity. The so-called assist bikes can be a good option for those who may not have the strength or stamina to ride a regular bike. But do they provide any physical benefits? WYSO’s Mike Frazier spoke with Dr. Helaine Alessio, Professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health at Miami University. She‘s researching the effects that E-bikes have on the body.

WYSO's environmental reporter Chris Welter then joins us with updates from the WYSO news room.

We end the program with Bird Note and Bill Felker's Poor Will's Almanack.

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.