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.

Antioch University Professor Emeritus Jim Malarkey, says, "The Vietnam War was a defining time in the lives of several generations of Americans and South East Asians. Three million perished and countless were wounded and displaced. The consequences were incalculable. Active resistance to the war eventually led to U.S. withdrawal. But attitudes to the Vietnam war had divided families, towns, campuses and congregations; and the war still sits heavily and unresolved in the minds of many."

A coalition of religious groups are joining forces, this weekend, to call attention to proposed cuts to the EPA.  They say the cuts would hamper the cleanup of local lands that have been polluted. 

 

A group of bipartisan lawmakers in Ohio and other states are calling for an investigation into a recent data security breach

The Concours d'Elegance is Dayton History's largest fundraiser of the year. The annual event brings in antique automobile owners from near and far. This week, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with just two of the people involved in organizing and promoting the event, Skip Peterson, the board chair for Concours, and Lauryn Bayliff, Director of Community Development.

A recent RAND Corporation study found more than 14 percent of Americans age 71 or older had dementia in 2010. Now, some communities across the country are working to make life easier for people with the disease. Among them is the Village of Yellow Springs.

Welcome to your weekly radio magazine, WYSO Weekend - On today’s program, WYSO Curious and information on this year’s Concours deElegance at Carillon Historical Park. See full details below.

 

 


There is an effort underway in the village of Yellow Springs to make it a dementia-friendly community. The Yellow Springs Senior Center, the Greene County Council on Aging, the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups are working together on the project and to tell us what it means to be a dementia-friendly community, is Toni Dosik. She is the project director for Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is touting the accomplishments of a program designed to help prepare public school students for college and careers.

 

Some Dayton university leaders are reacting to the Trump administration’s recently announced plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, immigration program without swift action from Congress.

Welcome to your weekly radio magazine, WYSO Weekend. In this program, WYSO Curious takes on fluctuating gas prices - a very timely story in light of hurricane Harvey.

On Saturday, September 16 Miami Valley residents will once again take part in Dayton Free to Breathe’s annual 5K Run/Walk to support lung cancer research.

The event moves to a new venue this year and will be held at The Dayton Raceway at Hollywood Gaming.

Kathleen Fennig, a lung cancer survivor, is the local event coordinator for Free to Breathe. She says her involvement with the organization is a direct result of her diagnosis.

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