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 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.

The Rubi Girls

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. 

To find out more about the show and about the Rubi Girls themselves, we caught up with founding members, Josh Stucky and Brent Johnson, and Rubi member Jonathan McNeil.

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.

Jerry Kenney

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

This is the first year Dayton has joined the national Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). The event will begin at 7 p.m. A proclamation from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley  will be read then several transgender speakers will address the crowd, including Dan Miyake of Dayton.

Ivo Komsic speaking in Sarajevo in April 2015
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On Wednesday, officials held the first of a series of events commemorating the Dayton Peace Accords 20th Anniversary.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend a recap of our Veteran's Day coverage this week and a look ahead at this week's celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords. Later in the program you'll hear about The Bees of Belle Center and how beekeepers there are trying to build a stronger, pest and climate resistant honeybee. Hear those stories and others below. 


This week Dayton will recognize the 20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1995. Events in the area will include a visit by former President Bill Clinton on Thursday.

Jerry Kenney

Cooler temperatures are here and Ohio honeybees are heading indoors—into their hives where they’ll spend the next few months keeping their queens safe and warm.

Jerry Kenney

A medical foster care program for veterans is growing here in the Miami Valley. This year there were 120 VA’s participating. That means 900 Veterans found homes around the country.

One VA foster care site in Springfield, Ohio is the home of Alan Hansbarger. He was born in Canton, Ohio in 1923. A year later he moved to the western edge of the state, where he grew up with his mom and his older brother.