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.

Dayton officials Tuesday launched a new collaborative effort aimed at reducing the number of panhandlers in the city. The new Real Change Dayton program encourages people to help the homeless by giving at designated locations instead of giving directly to panhandlers.

The program includes a plan to transform a dozen currently idle parking meters in high-traffic pedestrian areas of Dayton into collection sites. The parking meters were donated by the city to the Downtown Dayton Partnership. They will be painted for free by the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority.   

A ninth civil lawsuit has been levied against the Montgomery County Jail, this time by a former inmate.

 

Sponsored by Ohio Humanities, the annual summer event known as Ohio Chautauqua brings history to life for audiences in various communities around the state. The Village of Clifton will host the event from June 13 - 17, 2017.

To hear details on the event listen to the WYSO Weekend interview below with Clifton Village Mayor, Alex Bieri, and check out the history of Ohio Chautauqua.

From Ohio Humanities:

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine.  In this week's show you'll hear Dayton Youth Radio, and Bill Felker has this weeks Poor Wills Almanack. Later in the program you’ll hear about a great event taking place in the Village of Clifton next week where history will come to life. See full details below.

Kentucky-based wholesale food supplier Creation Gardens, Inc. is recalling almost 23,000 pounds of beef products suspected of E. coli contamination.

Dayton's annual Pride events kick off Friday with Affair On The Square, a downtown food truck rally. To learn more about what to expect over the next week, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney sat down with R.J. McKay, chair of the Greater Dayton LGBT Center and one of the organizers of Pride. McKay gives us the rundown of this year's festivities, and says Pride celebrations in Dayton have had a long and evolving history.


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In southwest Ohio, about a mile from the Indiana state line, a long-forgotten town with a special place in African American history is struggling to be reborn.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. 

 

Care is a documentary that centers its focus on caregivers for the elderly and their clients.

In the last edition of PoliticsOhio, we focused on the Ohio governor's race.

Officials with Dayton-based Premier Health say contract talks with UnitedHealthCare continue despite an ongoing dispute over terms. Unless an agreement is reached, nearly 70,000 Premier patients with insurance through UnitedHealth will have to find new in-network providers.

A World A’Fair is celebrating its 44th year in 2017. The annual event is a celebration of "the different cultures that have made the Dayton area what it is today."  There are 32 countries or ethnicities taking part in the all-weekend event, which has become one of the city's biggest festivals.  

The Beloved Community Project of Yellow Springs (BCPYS) is an organization that focuses on creating and maintaining inclusive communities and promoting and participating in 

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio news magazine. Check out the full program details below:

The 2018 elections are still months away, but the race to replace outgoing, two-term Gov. John Kasich already has more than a few candidates.

 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Each year, Yellow Springs Schools hosts winter and spring Exhibition Nights at Mills Lawn and McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School, where students from each grade (K-12) make presentations on their recent projects to families and community members.

This weekend, around 900 participants, speakers and volunteers from 42 states and 11 countries will visit the city of Dayton. They’ll be in town for the International Trails Symposium - It’s the largest gathering of trail professionals in the world.

A change-of-command ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force

Picture it - Bellefontaine, Ohio 1931. You’ve taken a seat inside the new Holland Theatre.

Now living in exile, Turkish newspaper executive, Abdülhamit Bilici is coming to Dayton as part of the Dayton Council on World Affairs Speakers Series.

Bilici's talk, entitled Freedom of Press and Democracy, will outline recent political turmoil and government oppression of the media in Turkey.

In this interview with WYSO, he provides some details on what has happened to media outlets in Turkey and how he's dealing with his exile.

 

Biographical information about Abdülhamit Bilici provided by the Dayton Council on World Affairs:

Welcome to WYSO Weekend - our weekly radio magazine. On today’s program we have some regular features for you - Culture Couch, Dayton Youth Radio and latest segment in our Dr. Mr. President series. We’ve also got reports featuring movies, music and movement.  Check it out….

Round two of the annual Winter Guard International Sport of the Arts World Championships came to a close over the weekend. Just two weeks ago, color guard teams from all over the world converged on Dayton.

This year’s traditional tax deadline of April 15 fell on a Saturday. And that gave most Americans a few extra days to file their taxes.

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint calls for a more than 13 percent cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The budget would also eliminate the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program.

It’s shaping up to be a big week for aviation-history lovers in Dayton. Events kicked off Monday morning with a visit from the grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh to Hawthorn Hill. The Oakwood house was home to the Wright Brothers until the late 1940s.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine! On today’s program: Dayton Youth Radio and Culture Couch - WYSO’s occasional arts series.  We’ll also dip into the WYSO archives with producer Jocelyn Robinson and Rediscovered Radio. See the full details below.
  • A recent report found the state of Ohio ranks near the bottom nationwide when it comes to unsafe bridges. In Montgomery County, dozens of bridges are classified as “structurally deficient.” But transportation advocates say funding to repair and replace aging bridges isn’t keeping up with demand.

Some Miami Valley officials are adding their voices to a growing chorus of lawmakers from around the country. They're urging the Trump administration to preserve what they say is a critically needed source of funding for neighborhood improvement projects. The so-called Community Development Block Grants would be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget blueprint.

The number of opioid overdose victims treated at Greene County emergency rooms nearly doubled over one 24-hour period this week.

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