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WYSO Weekend: December 10, 2017

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Thousands of West Dayton residents who lack easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables could soon have a full-service food market close to home. The west side has been without a convenient source of fresh produce since 2008, when a neighborhood Kroger grocery store shut down. Since then, city officials have tried attracting a new grocer without success. The story could have ended there. But now, nearly 10 years later, one community group plans to open a co-operative grocery store called Gem City Market. Advocates say it will finally bring healthier food back to the west side.  WYSO’s April Laissle reports.

This fall people from all over the Dayton region came together to for the second annual Longest Table event. Organized by UP DAYTON, the Third Street Bridge Downtown was blocked off to traffic and turned into a community dinner party open to the public, and Community Voices reporter Renee Wilde went to break bread with fellow Daytonians.

Recently, WYSO began our newest season of Dayton Youth Radio - the series that gives voice to Miami Valley teenagers. We’ve got two stories for you today - first up is Dalton Moore, a senior at Centerville High School who is struggling to find an answer about his past. In our 2nd Dayton Youth Radio story we have a story from teenager Sabrina Morales who has some ambitious plans for her future after high school.

The ABLE law office in Dayton says they are concerned that few schools in Montgomery County are testing their drinking water for lead. Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, say they sent surveys to schools and school districts in the county in March of this year. They followed up with a second survey in July and the agency says there hasn’t been much of a response.

Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will's Almanack.


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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.