© 2024 WYSO
Our Community. Our Nation. Our World.
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

The Last Waltz returns and more audio highlights in this WYSO Weekend

WYSO Weekend WW Pic John Bryan
Jerry Kenney

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

Our stories this weekend include:

Dayton Marcos Negro League: The World Series ended earlier this week. Meanwhile, baseball historians and fans have had new opportunities to learn about a dormant part of the history of the sport in the Miami Valley: The Dayton Marcos of the Negro League. WYSO’s Eichelberger Center for Community Voices producer Dave Barber explores the expanding legacy of Black baseball, and how there is still more to learn.

The WYSO Race Project: From the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices, this series 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 controversial. But they also can build understanding and healing. Today we'll hear a conversation with Adriane Miller and Charles Averett.

Everyday People - Traffic Flaggers: Everyday People is WYSO’s series that looks at jobs that support municipalities and counties which are often taken for granted. But when woven together, these are the jobs that support our everyday lives and a functioning society. Today, Renee Wilde travels along the backroads of Clark County to talk to a traffic flagger for a company that paves country roads.

The Last Waltz Returns: The 2023 production of Such a Night: The Last Waltz Live will be held at the Victoria Theatre in Dayton, OH on Wednesday, November 22nd. WYSO Music Director Juliet Fromholt stops by to tell us all about it!

Nature Calls: Our program wraps today with Bird Note and Bill Felker’s 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/>