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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9:10 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley Opens New Facility

Graphics along the walls in GESMV's new facility, highlight the "possibilities" that come with a new campus.
Credit Jerry Kenney/WYSO

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GESMV) says more than 300 people attended the ribbon-cutting for a large new facility on South Main Street Tuesday morning.

Marketing Coordinator Kim Bramlage says Goodwill had long outgrown the Kuntz Road building where the organization has been centered the last 30 years.

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3:17 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Men Of Color Go Back To School

City Commissioner Jeffrey Mims stands next to the painting of a Buffalo Soldier that hangs in his home. In 1866 six all African American army units were created to fight in the Civil War. The units were identified as the 9th and 10th cavalry and the 38th, 39th, 40th and 41st infantry regiments.
Credit Jerry Kenney/WYSO

On Wednesday, December 10th, in schools across Dayton, Men of Color are going back to school. The day-long program is designed to provide black students with positive role models.

“Men of Color Go Back To School” is about taking the problems facing young black males head on says City Commissioner Jeffrey Mims.

"They’re leading the pack when it comes to suspensions, being put into special education, incarceration and unfortunately some of these untimely negative situations of violence and death," he adds.

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News
4:42 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Fuyao To Hold Hiring Information Sessions This Week

Construction taking place at the former GM Moraine Assembly plant.
Credit Jerry Kenney/WYSO

As refurbishment of the old GM Moraine Assembly plant takes place, new tenant, auto-glass manufacturer Fuyao, will begin a series of information sessions for people looking for employment there.

Wednesday morning at Sinclair Community College, representatives will be on hand to provide information about the company and help applicants file resumes.

The company is working with OhioMeansJobs and Montgomery County to launch a major hiring effort that will fill more than 400 jobs by next spring, and hire close to a thousand employees by year end.

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7:48 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Dayton History To Manage National Aviation Hall Of Fame Learning Center

The National Aviation Hall of Fame wall at the Learning Center.
Credit Jerry Kenney/WYSO

The non-profit  Dayton History is taking over management of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Learning Center, which is located at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The 14,500 square foot Learning Center features interactive displays that teach kids about the history of flight and Dayton’s connection to that history.

Dayton History President and CEO Brady Kress says partnering with the non-profit NAHF gives Dayton History a bigger profile.

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1:37 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

WYSO Weekend: December 7, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

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