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.

Ways to Connect

Stivers School for the Arts counselor, Dave Asadorian, says his greatest joy comes when he can change student's lives for the better.
Jerry Kenney

The Ohio Department of Education has adopted new common standards for school counselors. They require counselors to be ready to provide a range of services including academic assistance, career development, and emotional support for students. But lots of school counselors are already doing a lot with a little.

 

The Counselor/Student Relationship

At Stivers School for the Arts, senior student and valedictorian, Ebi Reyes describes herself as "just an eighteen year old trying to make it.”

 

DP&L

DP&L is offering free home energy kits to its customers. In this excerpt from WYSO Weekend, Jerry Kenney spoke with Kara McMillen, the energy provider’s residential program manager, to get more details.

On this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio, and you’ll hear about a new office for males of color opened up by the Dayton Public School district. And later in the program, how DP&L is helping customers save energy and money! We've also got Bill Felker with Poor Will's Almanack. See full details below.

Jerry Kenney

Avian World Rescue Kingdom is a bird rescue organization that is currently home to about twenty-one exotic bird species, including Cockatoos, McCaw’s and other varieties. They all have stories, and in this excerpt from WYSO Weekend, you'll hear about some of them and meet the organization's leaders, Doug Edwards and Haley Willis. 

 

Carillon Historical Park

On Sunday morning, March 27th, Carillon Historical Park will once again host an Easter Sunrise Service – just as it has for the last 75 years. The anniversary is a special one for the park, known for preserving some of the city’s most important, historical artifacts and history. In this excerpt from WYSO Weekend, Jerry Kenney spoke to Alex Heckman who is the director of education and museum operations for Dayton History.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Several local groups are celebrating anniversaries—we’ll tell you about those. And this week we have the next story in our series Women’s Voices: From the Dayton Correctional Institution. See full details below.

In Tuesday’s election, former Dayton mayor Gary Leitzell and Miami Twp. trustee Bob Matthews won their Republican primaries and will go on to challenge two long-serving Democratic incumbents for their Montgomery County Commission seats.

Leitzell and Matthews edged out their party-endorsed opponents—Donald Birdsall and Charlotte McGuire—by several percentage points.

Matthews says he’s looking ahead to the next election, and hopes 40 years experience in business and project management will get him a seat on the commission.

On today’s WYSO Weekend: The first segment in our New series Women’s Voices: from the Dayton Correctional Institution. We’ve got this week’s edition of Culture Couch and Aviation Commentary from Dan Patterson.

Most superdelegates in the Ohio Democratic party have already pledged to support Hillary Clinton at the party’s convention. But a few say they’ll wait until after the Ohio primary on March 15 to decide.

Ohio has 143 delegates to dole out through the Democratic primary, plus 16 superdelegates who can choose whom they'll support.

Donald Domineck

It was just over a week ago that the Rev. Dr. William Schooler was shot and killed near the end of worship services at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton. Schooler, who was 70, was reportedly shot by his brother Daniel after a long-running dispute over some property and other assets. Daniel Schooler has pleaded not guilty to the crime.

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