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.

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On Tuesday, Sinclair Community College began renovations on campus to create the school’s new Health Sciences Center. 

The center will be partly supported with $16 million in levy funding—okayed by voters last November. State funds, savings, and a community fundraising campaign will pay for the rest.

Sinclair spokesman Adam Murka says when the renovations are complete, the college will be able to provide more qualified healthcare professionals for the job market.

Central State University

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, Central State University's Edwina Blackwell-Clark outlines a program that will train young, minority males in coding,  3D design, and Entrepreneurship this summer. See more details below.

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In this edition of WYSO Weekend: You’ll learn how Central State University plans to teach coding and entrepreneurial skills to young males of color. And later in the program—a report on political ads and what’s coming our way. See full details below.

Jerry Kenney

Fuyao Glass America in Moraine is hosting another hiring event Wednesday evening—this one in Greene County.  So far the company has hired about 1400 employees from the area and hopes to fill another 500 or so positions.

Fuyao CEO John Gauthier says filling those remaining positions is becoming a challenge.

There are estimates that say one out of 3 adjunct teachers across the country are living in poverty, and the summer months, when most students are on break, are especially tough.

To counter that seasonal economic downturn, 14 Dayton artists are hosting a one-night-only, pop-up art event called Feed the Adjuncts. 

In the following interview from WYSO Weekend, artist and adjunct teacher, Colleen Kelsey, paints a picture of the local landscape for part-time teachers which includes a look at some of the financial challenges adjuncts face. 

On today’s program, a zombie invasion in the WYSO studios.... You’ll hear about our brand new podcast – Zombie High School which premiered this weekend.  On the flip side, you’ll learn how a renovated theater in Miamisburg is breathing new life into businesses there. You'll also find out how some local adjunct teachers are artfully getting the word out about challenges they face while teaching part-time. See details below. 

Staff workers at Project Woman. Jeff Smith (right), Nina Naufahu, Joy Folden (back), and Janet Thomas (left).
Project Woman

A bill moving through the Ohio senate would allow victims of violent crimes to register to vote anonymously, but the bill could do much more than that, according to some.

Artist rendering of Fuyao Moraine after construction is completed.
Fuyao Glass America

Workers at the Fuyao Glass America plant in Moraine have filed a list of complaints with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. In a May 5th letter to OSHA, eleven Fuyao employees detailed strong allegations of safety hazards allegedly present in Moraine plant.

Oakwood Historical Society

Dayton History and Carillon Brewing Company will soon launch the production of its own selection of wine. The announcement comes as Dayton History gears up for its annual wine and food celebration, Fluers de Fete on Sunday, May 15th.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Wine, women, and song… as WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota talks funk with our very own Radio Basim and their special guest on Excursions this week.  And Dayton History is getting ready to launch their own wine production. You'll hear about that, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s art series Culture Couch. See details below.

  • Women’s Voices from Dayton Correctional Institution.

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