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WYSO Weekend highlights our features of the week along with interviews and extras you'll want to hear.

The Laramie Project 25 Years Later: Twenty-five years ago, Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was murdered in Laramie, Wyoming. To mark that moment, Wright State theater is reviving The Laramie Project. In the play, multiple voices respond to this hate crime. David Seitz talked to cast members and the director about what it means to perform this play in our time.

Jeremy Winston Chorale International: Many Black churches nurture the talents of future musicians. WYSO’s Kathryn Mobley sat down with a man who is a product of this environment–the founder and CEO of the Jeremy Winston Chorale International. He proudly shares his group’s first album, “Black Church.”

The Race Project: The WYSO Race Project invites two everyday people from the Miami Valley to talk about their life experiences through the prism of skin color. These conversations can be difficult and explore controversial views. But they also can build understanding and promote healing. Today we'll hear a conversation with Andy Valeri and Max Terrior.

WYSO Spotlight: From Sierra Leone to Dayton, Ohio, WYSO's Ngozi Cole searches for stories worth telling. In this conversation, she talks about learning about her new home through her reporting on Dayton's business and economic outlook.

Memoirs in Nature: Our program wraps today 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.