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
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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Around the Miami Valley
2:41 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Tanker Leak Shuts Down I-75 In Sidney

Updated 7:30am Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I-75 near Sidney, Ohio is open after being shut down most of the day Tuesday. A tanker truck leaked a dangerous chemical onto the road, leading officials to evacuate a roughly one-mile radius around exit 92, about 40 miles north of Dayton.

In its concentrated form, the chemical anhydrous ammonia can burn skin on contact and is very dangerous to breathe. It’s often used as a fertilizer.

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Statewide News
10:06 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court Case Will Affect Local Traffic Camera Suits

Credit U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

You open your mail and there it is – a picture of your car allegedly speeding through town or sailing through the red light at an intersection. Ready to proclaim your innocence, you wait for your day in court. But, if you reside in any of the 15 Ohio communities that use traffic enforcement cameras, that’s not what you get. In most cases, you’ll get an administrative hearing.

That's the reason traffic cameras are being challenged in courts around Ohio. One case has reached the Ohio Supreme Court and could have an impact on local communities that use traffic cameras.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:29 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Dayton Police Crack Down on Construction Zone Traffic Violations

I-75 as seen from Kettering Tower, 11th floor.
Credit Jerry Kenney

The Dayton Police Department has begun a crackdown on traffic violations in the I-75 construction zone through downtown.  The stepped up enforcement efforts will run through September during periods of heavy traffic.

Police say they’ll be on the lookout for speed, lane change, and tailgating violations.  They’ll also be on the lookout for aggressive drivers.

No warnings will be issued and so motorists need to know the law, according to Sergeant John Ross with the Dayton PD.

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