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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.

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Pete Rose at bat
John VanderHaagen / Flickr/Creative Commons

Former Reds player, Pete Rose has written a 7-page letter to the National Baseball Hall of Fame asking them to approve his eligibility.

 

Rose was banned from the sport for gambling in 1989. Then, in the early 90’s Hall of Fame bylaws were changed and banned players were deemed ineligible for nomination into the organization.

 

Greater Dayton Premiere Management

A grant totaling more than 2.3  million dollars has been awarded to Greater Dayton Premier Management to help with work readiness and job-placement programs in west Dayton.

The goal of the new Jobs Plus grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is to raise income levels for residents in the DeSoto Bass neighborhood.

All eyes are on the upcoming presidential election, but in this week's Politics Ohio we've got more of a local focus. The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area has several initiatives underway in the next few weeks to help voters get informed. Today we hear from Ana Crawford, Programs Director, with the league to talk about those initiatives.

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Andy Snow

On Thursday, several notable local figures were inducted into the Dayton Region Walk of Fame.

 

At an induction ceremony at Sinclair College, entertainer Nancy Cartwright, known world-wide as the voice of Bart Simpson was honored, as was former UD Flyer coach Don Donoher, who said his time at UD has meant the world to him and his family.

 

The Montgomery County Family Treatment Court, was recently awarded a three year grant that will be used to improve the safety and well-being of children caught up in the opioid epidemic.

 

To get the details on how the grant will help, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Juvenile Court Judge Tony Capizzi, who oversees the program.

 

 

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Welcome to WYSO Weekend, the home of WYSO produced news and features! In today's program you'll hear Dayton Youth Radio, Community Voices, and WYSO’s occasional Arts series, Culture Couch. See the full details below.

Juliet Fromholt

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a decision by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Ohio’s early voting laws.

 

The Ohio Democratic Party had sued Ohio Secretary of State John Husted after the elimination of what was known as “golden week” when Ohioans could both register and cast ballots at the same time.

 

On Tuesday, following the decision, Secretary Husted issued a statement saying Ohio remains one of the “easiest states in the nation in which to register and cast your ballot.”

 

Wesley Community Center
Wesley Community Center

In 1966 riots broke out in West Dayton that would affect the community for decades. Out of those riots was born the Wesley Community Center, which for the last fifty years has provided educational, workforce and healthcare services to local residents. They now serve more than 7000 people annually. 

In this interview with WYSO, Yvette Kelly-Fields talks about the center's history, mission and services. She also tells us how the center is celebrating their fifty-years of service to Dayton's west side.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: The latest information on a startling rise in overdose deaths in the Cincinnati area in the last few weeks. And we’ll talk local politics with Wittenberg Political Science Professor Rob Baker and stories from two of our newest Community Voices producers. See the full details below. 

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