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Your April 22 - 23, 2023 WYSO Weekend audio highlights are here...

Host Jerry Kenney brings you the latest features from WYSO producers and interviews from around the Miami Valley.

Dayton Youth Radio: This week on Dayton Youth Radiowe have a brand new story from Jayce Nichols a senior at Centerville High School. Here's project manager Basim Blunt to introduce the story

Eco Art Curator and the Pawpaw Circle: Studio Visit is a series about artists in the Miami Valley Region and the ideas that inspire their work. Artists experiment with all kinds of materials like metal, glass, and wood. So how about soil? How about living things, or even whole ecosystems? Are those open for artistic consideration? Cincinnati curator Sue Spaid certainly thinks so. She’s been at the forefront of the Eco-Art movement for over twenty years. For Studio Visit, Producer Susan Byrnes meets with Spaid in her Cincinnati / Madisonville neighborhood to learn more about the artform.

Iftar Celebrations: This weekend, Muslims across the world will celebrate Eid-el-Fitr. This marks the end of the Month of Ramadan, where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset. No food, no water- to make space for reflection. WYSO reporter Ngozi Colevisited a mosque in Bellbrook, to talk to people observing Ramadan, and has this.

The Wright Factory Fire: It’s been several weeks since the historic Wright brothers airplane factory was heavily damaged by fire. That happened in late March and The city says it doesn't have a final assessment on the structures - or how the fire started. WYSO’s Alejandro Figueroa reports the future of the historic site is now up in the air.

Poor Will’s Almanack closes out the program.

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/>