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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Around the Miami Valley
7:08 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Teen Convicted Of Killing Woman At Dayton Bus Stop

A teen accused of fatally shooting a 75-year-old woman at a Dayton bus stop has been convicted of aggravated murder.
 

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Politics
8:40 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Turner, NAACP Call For New Voting Rights Law

Local lawmakers and activists are responding to the Supreme Court’s decision a year ago overturning article four of the 1964 Voting Rights Act. That article mandated that nine states that have a history of voting discrimination must notify the federal government before they make any changes to their voting rules—that didn’t include Ohio. The protection has been used to keep particularly southern states from passing restrictive voting laws.

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Health
6:48 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Rising Heroin Use Affecting More Newborn Babies

Dayton is a 'source city' for heroin trafficking, according to Montgomery County Sheriff, Phil Plummer. Heroin and other opiates are coming through Mexico, via the 'Sinaloa Cartel.'
Credit www.heroinaddiction.com

On Monday, Wright State University held the Community Forum on Newborns Exposed to Heroin. Congressman Mike Turner and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association hosted the event, which was considered the kick-off event of a new push to deal with the rising numbers of newborn babies affected by heroin use. 

Association President, Brian Bucklew, says the rising number of babies being born to drug-addicted mothers is staggering.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:24 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

WYSO Weekend: June 29, 2014

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

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The Economy & Business
7:52 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Jobs Coming To Tipp City

Officials prepare to cut the ribbon on the new Abbott facility in Tipp City, Ohio.
Credit Jerry Kenney

A state-of-the-art nutrition manufacturing facility officially opened in Tipp City on Wednesday. Abbott, which makes products like Pedialite and Ensure, says the facility will help it meet a growing demand from an aging population.

Ensure is the popular adult nutrition drink. Abbott Supply Chain Vice President  John Ginascol says an aging population is causing demand to grow.

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