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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

The Republican bill that was to begin the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was pulled from a congressional vote on Friday. The bill did not have the support it needed to pass.

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Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is calling for more support for people who provide caregiving services for military veterans. Brown is co-sponsoring legislation, called the Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act, that lawmakers say would offer caregivers assistance with financial aid, child care, legal counseling and other needs. 

Such services are currently only available to veterans who have served since Sept. 11, 2001. The bill would also allow military veterans to transfer their GI Bill benefits to a dependent who is also a caregiver.

University of Dayton Republicans

President Donald Trump’s approval numbers vary depending on the pollster and their methodologies. But what is clear is that both Trump’s campaign and his first two months in office have been controversial. They’ve also been politically polarizing for many people across the country, including some young Republicans in the Miami Valley.

Through Antioch College Media Arts

The 1966 film Black Girl from director Ousmane Sembène, will be shown at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs on March 4th. Sembene is considered the father of African cinema and in this WYSO Weekend extra, Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Antioch College, Charles Fairbanks, tells us a little bit about the director and the Film.

 

 

More information from Antioch College:

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program - commentary from Bob Brecha of the University of Dayton. Bill Felker has this week’s Poor Will’s Almanack and Dennis Grant with United Rehabilitation Services talks about a major expansion underway at their facility and how they’re helping more people than ever with disabilities. See full program details below.

 

YWCA Dayton

Each year YWCA Dayton celebrates women who are making a big difference in people’s lives The annual Women of Influence Awards Ceremony takes place on March 9th at the Dayton Convention Center. We spoke to YWCA CEO Shannon Isom to get more details.

 

 

Here is the full information from the YWCA:

Jerry Kenney

Mayor Nan Whaley delivered the annual State of the City address to a full house at City Hall on Wednesday morning. In the 15 minute speech, Whaley touched on multiple issues, including the local and regional economy, downtown revitalization efforts, infrastructure, and education - a focal point of her administration since she took office three years ago.

The mayor noted that Dayton had seen some "dark days" with business closures, unemployment, home foreclosures and vacant and abandoned buildings, yet, proclaimed in her speech, "Dayton is roaring back!"

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On February 25th at Memorial Hall, Dayton History will host Fight Night, an evening of boxing. Muhammad Ali, Jack Dempsey, and other boxing legends have battled it out inside the hall and this event keeps that tradition alive. To get the details WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Jeff Brown, founder of the Brown Institute of Martial Arts, in Centerville who’s been training the athletes for their fights.

Here's the press release with more details from Dayton History:

Attorneys for the National Aviation Hall of Fame Friday sent an open letter to Republican 10th District Congressman Mike Turner regarding Turner's investigation into the organization's operations.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On this week's program - Dayton Youth Radio, the scoop on Dayton History’s Fight Night, and this year’s YWCA Women of Influence Awards. Full details below.

 

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