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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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In this edition of WYSO Weekend: More audio from the the WYSO archives with Rediscovered Radio and you’ll hear from a local teen who reflects on her k-12 experience in Dayton Youth Radio. You’ll also hear more of our interview with Veteran journalist Sid Davis.  Today he’ll give us his first-hand account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  

Today, President Donald Trump was officially sworn-in as the nation's 45th President. On this episode of Politics Ohio, we speak with Wright State Assistant Political Science Professor, Dr. Lee Hannah about the transition of power from President Barack Obama to Trump.

We'll also get his take on what Trump's historic win in Montgomery County last November could tell us about what we may see in four years.

  

 

 

 

Veteran Washington journalist Sid Davis has witnessed many of the most pivotal events in recent American political history. In a run-up to his upcoming speech at the Dayton Council on World Affairs, on January 20th, Davis talked to WYSO about his distinguished career, particularly his fascinating and detailed account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and the swearing in of President Lyndon Johnson, the state of journalism today, and his advice for President-elect Donald Trump.

Veteran Washington journalist - Sid Davis - has witnessed many of the most pivotal events in recent American political history -- including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the swearing into office of Lyndon Johnson on Air Force One immediately after.

 

In this WYSO Weekend: Not one, but two trips back in time with Rediscovered Radio. We’ll look at both the RTA strike and the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act and their effects on the Miami Valley. And we'll talk to a veteran journalist about his distinguished career and President-elect Donald Trump. See full details below.

 

 

A trolley bus parked at RTA headquarters in Dayton.
Pat O'Malley, RTA

As RTA drivers and mechanics prepare to return to work Friday, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority is offering riders a “pay what you want” fare through the end of the month.

President-elect Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. With the federal health law in question, some Ohio lawmakers and advocates are wondering how a repeal could impact the state’s growing health care industry. 

The Affordable Care Act has led to a boom in Ohio’s health care industry, says Amy Rohling McGee, director of the nonprofit, nonpartisan, Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

Coming up on today’s program, Rediscovered Radio and WYSO’s occasional arts series Culture Couch. Later in the program a conversation with David Pepper, Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. That’s coming up in this week’s Politics Ohio.

 

For this week's Politics Ohio, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney spoke with David Pepper, Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. Pepper says -- despite devastating losses in November's elections -- for Democrats, there could be a silver lining to Donald Trump's victory.

Miami Valley Fair Housing

Ohio Governor John Kasich Wednesday signed into law legislation banning the use of plywood for boarding up abandoned and vacant properties. Ohio is the first state to take that step.

Under the new law, clear polycarbonate window and door coverings will be used instead of plywood to secure empty homes. There is widespread agreement among housing agencies that clear-boarding helps improve the look of blighted neighborhoods.

Jim McCarthy with the Miami Valley Fair Housing group says the practice also creates other benefits for communities.

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