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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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Yellow Springs Schools
Yellow Springs Schools

Each year, Yellow Springs Schools hosts winter and spring Exhibition Nights at Mills Lawn and McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School, where students from each grade (K-12) make presentations on their recent projects to families and community members. The next Exhibition Nights will take place on May 10th @ 6:00pm and at Mills Lawn on May 16th @ 5:30pm.

 

This weekend, around 900 participants, speakers and volunteers from 42 states and 11 countries will visit the city of Dayton. They’ll be in town for the International Trails Symposium - It’s the largest gathering of trail professionals in the world.

 

It’s held in a different city every other year and to talk about the Dayton event, we spoke with Brent Anslinger, the Outdoor Recreation Program Manager at Five Rivers Metroparks.

 

Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

A change-of-command ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Tuesday made official recently announced leadership changes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Former head of the Air Force Research Laboratory Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry will head up the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the department that oversees all aircraft, engines, munitions and electronic systems in the Air Force fleet.

Holland Theatre

Picture it - Bellefontaine, Ohio 1931. You’ve taken a seat inside the new Holland Theatre.

High upon the theatre walls around you is a 17th century Dutch cityscape - rows of nearly life-sized houses, their window boxes filled with tulips that wave in the breeze. Several large, slowly turning windmills are also there and above you, a bright blue sky; billowy clouds float by.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend - our weekly radio magazine. On today’s program, two stories about local radio. We’ll also hear Dayton Youth Radio and climate commentary from Bob Brecha with the University of Dayton. See full program details below.

 

 

Now living in exile, Turkish newspaper executive, Abdülhamit Bilici is coming to Dayton as part of the Dayton Council on World Affairs Speakers Series.

Bilici's talk, entitled Freedom of Press and Democracy, will outline recent political turmoil and government oppression of the media in Turkey.

In this interview with WYSO, he provides some details on what has happened to media outlets in Turkey and how he's dealing with his exile.

 

Biographical information about Abdülhamit Bilici provided by the Dayton Council on World Affairs:

Welcome to WYSO Weekend - our weekly radio magazine. On today’s program we have some regular features for you - Culture Couch, Dayton Youth Radio and latest segment in our Dr. Mr. President series. We’ve also got reports featuring movies, music and movement.  Check it out….

Jerry Kenney

Round two of the annual Winter Guard International Sport of the Arts World Championships came to a close over the weekend. Just two weeks ago, color guard teams from all over the world converged on Dayton. This time it was the percussion and wind drumline teams battling it out in several venues across the Miami Valley.

 

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The Trump administration has announced plans to distribute $485 million to all 50 states, and United States territories. The Health and Human Services grants are part of a health bill signed into law by President Barack Obama, designed to help states combat the worsening opioid epidemic. Under the plan, Ohio stands to receive more than $26 million. 

The money can be used to pay for opioid-addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services.

Ohio Department of Taxation taxes tax file irs april 15
WYSO/Basim Blunt

This year’s traditional tax deadline of April 15 fell on a Saturday. And that gave most Americans a few extra days to file their taxes. They also received an extra day because Monday, April 17, was Emancipation Day, a federal holiday in the District of Columbia, which pushed the tax deadline another day to the eighteenth.

 

Yet, even with the extra time, some taxpayers still aren’t ready for the official midnight deadline.

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