Jerry Kenney

Host, All Things Considered and Producer, WYSO Weekend

Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend in the late 1980s and soon became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and in February of 1992 was asked if he would be a sub-host for Sunday evening, ambient music program Alpha Rhythms. Jerry filled in that week and then served as AR host for the next 18 years. 

In 2007, Jerry joined the WYSO staff as host of All Things Considered. He soon transitioned into reporting and served as Morning Edition host for five years. He's now back in the afternoons as host of All Things Considered, and also hosts and produces WYSO Weekend, the station's weekly news and arts magazine.

Jerry has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies, and has won several Ohio Associated Press (AP) awards as well as a first place, national award from Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRINDI) for his work. 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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Oakwood and Fairmont High Schools held a joint rally this morning at Fraze Pavillion. The rally was one of hundreds taking place across the country as part of a “National School Walkout” movement. The purpose of the rally was to call attention to school shootings and call for stricter gun laws.

Meigan Karolak is fifteen and a sophomore at Fairmont. She’s one of the co-organizers of the rally. 

Dayton History

A Miamisburg site that played a big role in nuclear history will soon be open to the public. It’s the home of the former Mound Laboratories - known to some in the Miami Valley for its important role in developing the first atomic bomb. Beginning this month the Cold War-era Mound will also house a new Dayton History museum. Organizers hope it will showcase this critical but often controversial chapter of American history.

At the height of operations after World War II, Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg employed around 2,500 workers.

Galloway Hall tower — at National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center.
NAAMCC

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio turns 30 years old this year. The museum was among the first of its kind in the country to celebrate African-American history.

This week, NAAMCC is marking its anniversary with the opening of a new exhibit. “Color Outside the Lines,” will highlight the museum and cultural center’s history over the last 30 years.  

This year celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Tecumseh and some of that celebration will take place at the Little Miami Conservancy Dinner on April 17th in Mason, Ohio. The keynote speaker will be writer and historian James Alexander Thom. He is the author of 'Panther in the Sky", "Follow the River", "Warrior Woman", and other novels. In this interview, Thom calls Tecumseh “one of the great American patriots” and says at the dinner he’ll talk to audience members about how the man’s life is still very relevant today.

 

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Tecumseh and some of that celebration will take place at the Little Miami Conservancy dinner on April 17th in Mason, Ohio. The keynote speaker will be writer and historian James Alexander Thom. He is the author of Panther in the Sky, Follow the River, Warrior Woman, and other novels.

Unmanned-aerial drone technology is changing the way we live and work. And it’s not just Amazon and other corporate giants getting into the drone game. The multi-billion-dollar industry is forecast to grow exponentially in coming years. In today’s installment of our Scratch innovation series, we’ll hear about some of the surprising ways drones are altering –– even enhancing –– the human experience. And, as I found out, as more drones take to the skies, the unmanned systems are raising new questions for business, government and law enforcement.     

 

Asian American Council

The Asian American Council (AAC) of Dayton and participating organizations hope that expanded health and fitness services will attract more people, including young audiences, to their annual health expo.

With that goal in mind, they have added fitness elements, including group and individual instruction classes in a variety of disciplines to the event.

Both Democrats and Republicans have launched major voter turnout efforts in advance of the November 2014 election.  vote election voters
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Monday is deadline to register to vote in Ohio’s May 8 primary election. Statewide, some big primaries will determine who will move on to the November general election and potentially win seats in the Ohio House, Senate and Governor’s office.

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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base says they have increased security measures on base and closed entry gate 26A indefinitely.

Marie Vanover, Director of Installation with Wright-Patt Public Affairs, says they will not release any details behind the increased security but says it was tied to other events.

The Skydio R1 self-flying camera drone is equipped with 13 cameras, enabling it to look in every direction at once, the company says.
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Unmanned aerial drone technology is changing the way we live and work. And it’s not just Amazon and other corporate giants getting into the drone game. The multibillion-dollar industry is forecast to grow exponentially in coming years.

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