Jerry Kenney

Host, All Things Considered and Producer, WYSO Weekend

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.

Ways To Connect

LGBT Center Dayton

Starting Friday, June 5th, the Dayton LGBT Center and other groups will host a series of events during the city's annual gay pride celebration. The events will continue through Sunday.  In this interview with WYSO's Jerry Kenney, LGBT Center board member RJ McKay gives details on each event and talks about how the event continues to grow in Dayton each year.

Bike Miami Valley

Downtown Dayton’s new bike share program kicked off this month and it has already exceeded expectations. 

Chris Buck with Bike Miami Valley says the bike share numbers in the first few weeks have been high.

“In the first 24 days we saw over 4600 rides taken,” he said. “We know that we have over 1080 unique users so people have really embraced the bike share concept and have gone full-bore at it.”

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: We’ll learn why one Clark County police officer is out of a job, and we’ll hear how downtown Dayton plans to celebrate gay pride next weekend. We've got Dayton Youth Radio, Veteran’s Voices and more.

wright-patterson air force base gates
Flickr Creative Commons user soundfromwayout

More military sexual assault cases will be tried at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the next few months. The Dayton Daily News has done some extensive reporting on the issue and how prevalent these types of cases are. In the following interview, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney talks with DDN reporter Barrie Barber.

Clark County Historical Society

Tom Stafford is a journalist with more than 35 years experience at the Springfield News Sun. The reporter-turned-playwright has written a play about the closing of Crowell-Collier Publishing in Springfield. The closure meant the loss of 2,250 jobs just before Christmas of 1956. It was a major blow to the city and its residents.

The Wright-B Flyer
Jerry Kenney/Wright State University

Pulitzer Prize winning author, David McCullough, has written a new book about the Wright Brothers – it’s a window into the world of the two young men who gave mankind one of it’s greatest achievements – flight.

On today’s program:  We’ll talk to journalist and now Playwright, Tom Stafford about his play "Before the Bricks Fell," about the closing of Crowell-Collier Publishing in Springfield, just before Chritmas in 1956.  And We’ll talk about the Wright Brothers’ legacy with Dawne Dewey - head of special collections at the Wright State University archives. Miami Valley StoryCorps, Dayton Youth Radio and more. See full details below.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: High school graduation rates have increased in the last decade, according to a new report.  We’ll tell you about that.  We’ve also got Miami Valley StoryCorps, Dayton Youth Radio and some aviation commentary from Paul Glenshaw and Dan Patterson. Full details below.

Civic Enterprises
Civic Enterprises

A report was released this week by Civic Enterprises – a public policy group that finds graduation rates in the US have climbed over the last decade. The report is called Building a Grad Nation:Update to the Nation.

Miami Valley Fair Housing investigated more than 70 Fannie Mae properties from 2010, 2012, and 2014.
MVFHC

Update 5/13/15:

Fannie Mae released this statement after the discrimination claim was made with HUD:

"We strongly disagree with these allegations and firmly believe they have no merit.  We are confident that our standards ensure that properties in all neighborhoods are treated equally, and we perform rigorous quality control to make sure that is the case.  We remain dedicated to neighborhood stabilization efforts across the nation, including with respect to our maintenance of foreclosed properties."

Story 5/12/15:

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