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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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Gov. John Kasich has until midnight Friday to sign the $65 billion state budget that would not only fill a revenue shortfall, but also make some major policy changes.

On this episode of PoliticsOhio, Statehouse News Bureau correspondent Andy Chow details what's in the budget proposal.

 

And he tells WYSO's Jerry Kenney there’s at least one item in the budget that could set the stage for a veto fight.

 

Pic from right: Gail Dafler, prevention specialist Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GWESMV); Dawn Cooksey, director of Behavioral Health Services GWESMV;   Helen Jones-Kelley, executive director, Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Healt
ADAMHS

Officials with Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) say around 75 percent of people addicted to opioids first became hooked through a doctor’s prescription.

 

That high percentage prompted ADAMHS, Kroger pharmacies and Goodwill Easter Seals to collaborate on a new effort to distribute free drug-disposal bags.

 

Officials say the bags offer a safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible solution to eliminate unwanted opioid prescription drugs.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine.  You know, all around the state public radio stations this one are covering stories that are impacting their local communities. And many of those stories reflect what’s happening across the state and the nation.  

 

Today we bring a few of those stories….

 

 

From left to right, City Manager, Shelley Dickstein; DDP President, Sandy Gudorf; Tracy Sibbing with United Way; and Montgomery County Commissioner, Dan Foley.
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Dayton officials Tuesday launched a new collaborative effort aimed at reducing the number of panhandlers in the city. The new Real Change Dayton (RCD) program encourages people to help the homeless by giving at designated locations instead of giving directly to panhandlers.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine!  This week, we’ve got a series of stories on how some teachers will be spending their summer vacations - learning how to use firearms in active shooter situations. Later in the program, you'll hear WYSO’s occasional arts series Culture Couch with our very own, Luke Dennis, and Bill Felker has this week’s Poor WIll’s Almanack. See full details below.

 

 

Montgomery County Jail
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A ninth civil lawsuit has been levied against the Montgomery County Jail, this time by a former inmate.

 

The case is the latest in a series of complaints against the facility for inmate mistreatment. This most recent lawsuit alleges a corrections officer attacked the inmate inside a cell.

 

In this interview, Dayton Daily News Investigative Reporter Josh Sweigart tells us the officer involved in the alleged incident has since been let go, but for reasons the officer has contested were racially motivated.

Sponsored by Ohio Humanities, the annual summer event known as Ohio Chautauqua brings history to life for audiences in various communities around the state. The Village of Clifton will host the event from June 13 - 17, 2017.

To hear details on the event listen to the WYSO Weekend interview below with Clifton Village Mayor, Alex Bieri, and check out the history of Ohio Chautauqua.

From Ohio Humanities:

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine.  In this week's show you'll hear Dayton Youth Radio, and Bill Felker has this weeks Poor Wills Almanack. Later in the program you’ll hear about a great event taking place in the Village of Clifton next week where history will come to life. See full details below.

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  This week the village council of Yellow Springs voted to approve the sale of land to an Illinois-based medical marijuana growing facility. If the sale becomes final, Cresco Labs LLC would take possession of eight acres of land for the cultivation and processing of medical marijuana. The land sits near the current site of Antioch University, just off Dayton Yellow Springs Road.

Meat recall
Creation Gardens, Inc.

Kentucky-based wholesale food supplier Creation Gardens, Inc. is recalling almost 23,000 pounds of beef products suspected of E. coli contamination. A notice today from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) says the raw ground beef and beef primal cut products were produced on May 31, June 1 and June 2, 2017.

 

 

The company says the recalled products are marked with an establishment number “EST. 7914”. The number can be found  inside the USDA mark of inspection.

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