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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.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: We’ll introduce you to the folks operating Matthew’s Closet in Dayton. It’s a free clothing ministry serving those in need.  We’ve also got Veterans Voices and WYSO’s Lewis Wallace takes up to the rolling Appalachian foothills south of Chillicothe, in Pike County—it’s one of the poorest areas in the state. Lewis will report on how things could get worse for this community. See the full details below.

County boards of elections are processing many applications from candidates hoping to take over the 8th District congressional seat. That’s the one that was vacated in September by Former House Speaker John Boehner.  

As of Thursday, 20 people had filed applications with the Butler County Board of Elections to run in the 8th district special election - scheduled for March 15th of 2016

There will be no Christmas miracle for Dayton History and Carillon Park’s Tree of Light.  The 200 foot tall light display covering the historical bell tower was damaged by high winds early Monday morning.

Dayton History President, Brady Kress, says the tree will be back next year.

A threat to Beavercreek High School this morning around 10am resulted in the evacuation of students and faculty. Following the threat, students were transported to an offsite location and were later bussed to their homes or picked up by parents.

Beavercreek Schools spokesman, Ryan Gilding says today’s threat is one of several in the last few months.

Jeffrey Testerman is a custom home builder and remodeler.  He designed and built a net-zero home that was featured in this year’s Homarama. A net-zero home is one that produces as much energy as it uses. In this excerpt from WYSO Weekend, Testerman says the Lewisburg, Ohio house you’ll hear about next should actually produce more energy than it uses. 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: The sweet sounds from Moriah Haven – She played live Wednesday night on Kaleidoscope and talked about her new EP, The Growth Project with Juliet Fromholt – We’ll play you part of that conversation. We’ll also talk to the designer and builder of a home in Lewisburg that produces as much energy as it uses. We’ve got Climate Commentary From Bob Brecha and Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Almanack. See full details below.

The DMAX plant in Moraine is getting an $82 million boost from its owners, General Motors and Isuzu. The investment will support diesel engine-related production and create about 150 jobs over the next three years. The company already has about 600 employees at its Dryden Road facility.

The plant was founded in 1998 DMAX by GM and Isuzu and has reported the production of almost 1.7 million engines since 2000. 

While U.S. presidential candidates spar over refugees and religion, Syrians continue to flee their country by the tens of thousands.

On Wednesday, University of Dayton students and other groups will hold a public forum to talk about the Syrian refugee crisis and what it means locally.

A long-standing member of Congress from Michigan will visit Columbus and Dayton this weekend to talk about poverty and other issues. 

About 1.7 million people in Ohio were living in poverty in 2014, according to U.S. Census Bureau. John Bennett with the Community Action Partnership of Greater Dayton (CAP) says that number hasn’t moved much in the last few years.

On today’s WYSO Weekend: Veteran’s Voices and WYSO Curious.  And you'll hear from several local non-profit agencies and groups who are doing great work here in the Miami Valley. 

The non-profit, St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton annually serves over 100,000 people in the Miami Valley. This Thanksgiving, the organization will provide more than 400 meals through various services to people and families in need.

This Saturday, November 28 at 8pm, Dayton’s very own Rubi Girls will perform an annual benefit show to raise money that will go to fight HIV/AIDS.

The 'Girls' will take the stage at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum to present The Show Must Go On, an annual event now for about 17 years. 

A local non-profit is putting out a call for help in the way of donations.  Hanna’s Treasure Chest in Centerville helps families and children in need by supplying gently used care packages of clothing, toys, books, and games.

They serve as a donation collection site and then work with social service agencies in Montgomery, Butler, Greene and Warren Counties to distribute the goods to needy families in those areas.

On Friday night, a group will gather on Courthouse Square in Dayton to remember people whose lives have been lost to “anti-transgender violence.” 

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