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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

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. 

 

In this program you'll hear Culture Couch - WYSO’s occasional arts and culture series. We’ll also head out to the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery with Community Voices producer Renee Wilde. See full program details below.

Care is a documentary that centers its focus on caregivers for the elderly and their clients. The film, which runs on May 21 starting at 1pm at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs, looks at the lives of, not only the elderly and their families, but of the people who are taking care of them.

 

The films producer is Tony Heriza, a 1974 graduate of Antioch College.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to him by phone to learn more about the film’s message.

 

 

In the last edition of PoliticsOhio, we focused on the Ohio governor's race. This week, we hear about some other political contests underway across the state. Karen Kasler from the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau provides updates on some other state races underway.   

In this interview, Kasler tells us who Frank LaRose is. The Republican state Senator just announced that he'll run in a Republican primary for Secretary of State.

 

Premier Health provider, Miami Valley Hospital
WYSO/Joshua Chenault

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.

 

Negotiations recently broke down over a disagreement between UnitedHealthcare and Premier over a push by the insurance giant to rank hospitals and providers based on cost and quality. Premier officials say the tiered system discourages customers from using Premier providers.

Dayton International Festival

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.  

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, Dayton International Festival Treasurer, Wayne Gulden, talks about the work that Miami Valley residents put into the cultural festival.

 

 

Beloved Community Project of Yellow Springs

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

Rev. Aaron Saari is the founding director of BCPYS and in this interview with WYSO, he talks about the project's mission and gives the details on the upcoming event called #viablenonviolence.

*Organizers are asking those who attend the event to consider bringing a carry in dish to share with others during the opening community meal at 6pm.

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.

 

The Political landscape so far:

 

On the Democratic side, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will go up against Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former Congresswoman Betty Sutton and former state representative Connie Pillich.

 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Yellow Springs Schools
Yellow Springs Schools

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. The next Exhibition Nights will take place on May 10th @ 6:00pm and at Mills Lawn on May 16th @ 5:30pm.

 

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