Jerry Kenney

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.

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we have the first of two stories about teenagers dealing with the Opioid Crisis. Today we'll hear from Megan Johnson, a senior at Centerville High School.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has withdrawn from the race for Ohio Governor. Before a crowd at the Dayton Public Library downtown, the mayor thanked those who had supported her campaign over the last eight months.

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President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that would extend mental health care to military service members transitioning out of the Armed Forces and back to civilian life.

The smell of smoke is still present in Hicks Barber Shop and Shave Parlor in the Oregon District, after a fire New Years’ weekend broke out in the kitchen of Salar Restaurant and Lounge.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

 

Freezing temperatures are expected to continue throughout the week, and the city of Dayton has opened several city recreational facilities as warming centers for residents who need a place to escape the cold.

On Tuesday, Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority board members approved a number of route changes and a rate increase for riders.

 

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Crime rates have fallen significantly in Dayton this year, according to the latest city data. The city’s drop in crime lines up with larger national trends showing overall crime rates at historic lows in many cities.

Miamisburg is getting a new 24-hour emergency medical center. Premier Health broke ground Monday on the new hospital.

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