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"At this point it's almost comical you know. I'll hand my debit card over and somebody will say 'Creepingbear?'

Jerry Kenney

Everyday People, Studio Visit, The Race Project, and more in this WYSO Weekend. Host Jerry Kenney brings you the latest features from WYSO producers and interviews from around the Miami Valley.

Everyday People - The Bee Inspector: Everyday People is WYSO’’s series that takes a look at the jobs, and people who do them, that form the fabric of our everyday lives. In this episode we learn about a man who inspects bee hives in the Miami Valley to keep these critical pollinators healthy. WYSO’s Renee Wilde brings us this story.

Studio Visit - Byproduct Studios: Today, in our series Studio Visit, we meet artists Molly Jo Burke and Nate Gorgen. They have two kids, a dog, and a collaborative art practice they call “Byproduct Studios.” Producer Susan Byrnes explores how their domestic life shapes their creative work.

The WYSO Race Project: This series invites two 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 hear from Kaitlin Schroeder, who works for the YWCA Dayton, and Shane Creepingbear, who works at Antioch College.

Huber Heights Ransomware Update: The city of Huber Heights sustained a data breach that shut down the city’s operations at the end of last year. It has now been determined that the personal data of more than 5,700 residents was compromised. We spoke with City Manager Richard Dzik to get an update on how the city is recovering.

Road Salt and Our Waterways: The Ohio Department of Transportation is working with the Ohio E-P-A to support their efforts in reducing salt pollution in local waterways. As WYSO’s Adriana Martinez-Smiley reports, road salt during the winter may be responsible.

A Walk On The Wild Side: 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/>