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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

The Concious Connect

The Conscious Connect, is a "cultural renaissance and street revitalization" organization founded in 2015. Their mission is to mobilize neighborhoods around urban education and literacy.  The two young men behind the non-profit—Moses Mbeseha and Karlos Marshall—are eager to fulfill that mission.

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, Mbesha and Marshall talk more their mission, what's behind it, and other programs they have underway.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: With the start of the Olympics on Friday night, fierce athletic competitions are once again underway. Today we’ll look back at what one athlete was able to accomplished in 1964. You’ll also meet two young men who are running a race of their own—to promote literacy. We’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s April Laissle talks politics later in the program.

Anti-abortion groups wants disciplinary action taken against a Kettering doctor who performed an abortion on a woman suspected of being high on heroin.

 

Both Dayton and Ohio Right To Life groups have filed a complaint with the State Medical Board based on information they received from an Ohio Department of Health report. It indicates that in 2015, the Women’s Med Center in Dayton performed an abortion on a 31-year-old woman who was physically unstable and incoherent, possibly due to a mix of pain pills and heroin.

 

downtown dayton
Juliet Fromholt

A new report from the Partnership for a New American Economy says immigrant-owned businesses had a $532 million dollar economic impact in Ohio in 2014.

 

According to the report, about 481,000 Ohio residents were born outside the county. Around 20 percent are self-employed, and more than 122,000 Ohio residents are employed at immigrant owned businesses.

 

Community Blood Centers are taking extra precautions as concerns about the spread of the Zika virus continue to grow.

Mark Pompilio, with the Dayton CBC, says they’re asking anyone who has traveled to Miami Dade County in Florida in the last four weeks to wait at least 28 days before coming in to donate blood.

Amplified Humans Festival

If you’ve been a listener to Alpha Rhythms Sunday nights on WYSO over the years you may have at least been exposed to the music of John Cage, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich and even some early Pink Floyd.

These are just some artists who have delved into the world of experimental music and sound.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s occasional arts series – Culture Couch. Then, later in the program, we’ll talk with one of the men behind an upcoming noise and experimental music festival. See full program details below.

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Attorneys for the family of John Crawford III have written a letter to the Justice Department asking them wrap up their investigation. 

They claim that while the DOJ’s investigation of Crawford’s death in a Beavercreek Walmart remains underway, the family is unable to move forward with a civil lawsuit against the city of Beavercreek and the police officers who shot Crawford in 2014.

They have asked the DOJ to complete their investigation by the end of August.

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The owners of the Dayton Hara Arena have announced they will close their doors for good after an Aug. 27th event.

For more than 60 years, Hara has hosted music, sports and special interest shows.

Owners say a 20-year court battle has drained them financially and kept them from making needed renovations to the facility. The inter-family legal battle was the result of the unresolved estate of Hara founder Harold Wampler who died in 1996.

Fuyao Glass America
Jerry Kenney

Fuyao Glass America has announced it is expanding again in Moraine. They will now lease more than 240,000 square feet in the building just south of them off Stroop Road. 

The building, owned by Industrial Realty Group (IRG) and the Fuyao plant just north of it were once one bigger building housing the GM Moraine Truck Assembly Plant.

Fuyao President John Gauthier says with continued hiring and equipment installations throughout the plant, they need more room.

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