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
10:41 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Dayton Metro Library Breaks Ground On New Site

Rendering of the Dayton Metro Library's Northwest Branch to be completed by fall of 2015.
Credit Jerry Kenney/Dayton Metro Library

The former site of Fairview High School in Dayton will soon be home to the newest and largest branch in the Dayton Metro Library system.

More than a hundred spectators gathered Tuesday morning as officials broke ground on Dayton Metro Library's Northwest Branch. The expansive green space at Philadelphia Drive and Hillcrest Avenue was the home of Fairview High School, which was closed in 2010 and demolished a year later.

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Wright-Patt
7:44 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Wright-Patt To Expand Intelligence Facilities

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user soundfromwayout

Wright Patterson Air Force Base is moving ahead with a multi-million dollar addition to its National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). That’s after Congress approved the funds needed for the project.

NASIC is the primary foreign intelligence agency for the Air Force. NASIC commander Colonel Leah Lauderback says the building will increase the center’s technical capability to analyze foreign materials.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:00 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Acid Spill Evacuates Ten Wright State Buildings

An acid spill Monday at Wright State University led to the evacuation of ten buildings on campus and the cancellation of classes for the day.

A lab technician spilled more than two liters of acetic acid, a chemical used as a cleaning agent in classroom laboratories, in the basement of Oelman Hall, just before 10 a.m. Monday.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Dayton Honors Refugee Populations

Credit UNHCR

The United Nations established World Refugee Day to honor people forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. 

In 2013, there were an estimated 10.4 million refugees around the world.  In 2014, with situations in Syria, Somalia, Iraq and other places, those numbers are likely to grow drastically.

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Crime
6:58 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Dayton Police Drop RTA Bus Driver's Shooting Case

Dayton police have closed the case of RTA bus driver Rickey Wagoner who claimed he was attacked on the job earlier this year, saying the evidence doesn’t support Wagoner’s story.

Wagoner, who is white, told police in February he stepped off his bus in the 1900 block of Lakeview Avenue in Dayton to investigate a loss of power and was attacked by three black men. Claiming he was shot and stabbed while fighting back, Wagoner said his attackers used racial language. The incident was being investigated as a hate crime.

 

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