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"I'm the third generation born free. I'm very proud of what I have learned from my ancestors"

This WYSO Weekend shows a stretch of Heid Road running from Fairborn to Yellow Springs.
Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend, host Jerry Kenney brings you the latest features from WYSO producers and interviews from around the Miami Valley.

Kuk Sool Won Of Dayton: We have a story about how one local woman learned new skills in her 40s – and now 20 years later, she’s using those skills to help people of all ages - And changing their lives.

Studio Visit 3 - Textile Artist Christina Pereyma: Today, on Studio Visit, we hear from textile artist Christina Pereyma, who comes from a family of artists. This story is about Christina and her mother, the late artist Aka Pereyma. Here’s producer Susan Byrnes.

Everyday People - Swallow Hill Jersey Dairy: Everyday People is our series that spotlights the jobs, and people doing them, that form the fabric of our everyday lives. In this story Renee Wilde travels down the backroads of Greene County to discover a small, roadside dairy that has made a big impact in this rural community.

Black History Month - Charles Fox: WCSU General manager Charles Fox will deliver a performance tomorrow tracing his family’s history. He tells WYSO’s Kathryn Mobley he visited his grandfather’s West Virginia farm as a child, where he learned about his enslaved ancestors. And a warning, this story discusses enslavement and suicide.

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/>