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:

The Human Rights Campaign marches at Columbus gay pride in 2007.
F. Tronchin / Flickr/Creative Commons

A new survey says Ohio schools are still unsafe for a majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. The biennial National School Climate Survey conducted by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) finds just 4 percent of Ohio students say their schools have a policy protecting them from bullying or harassment based on gender identity or sexual orientation.

 Kevin Mabrey with GLSEN Greater Dayton says Ohio hasn’t improved much in the last two years.

The rock facade of the Veteran and Military Center will feature five bronze medallions — one for each of the five branches of the U.S. armed services.
Wright State University

A new Veteran and Military Center for students opens Thursday at Wright State University. 

The 4,500 square foot facility on Wright State’s Dayton campus will feature a lounge and kitchen space, private study areas, and computers. Veteran and Military Center Director Dr. Seth Gordon says the center is an important part of the university’s outreach to vets on campus. 

courtesy of Dayton History

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

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A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has upheld anti-gay marriage laws in four states, breaking ranks with lower courts that have considered the issue.

  In early August, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard arguments on gay marriage bans or restrictions in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. In the ruling announced Thursday, the court split two to one on the decision with Circuit Judge Jeffrey Sutton writing the majority opinion.

Republicans held strong in Tuesday’s election. Governor John Kasich defeated Cleveland Democrat Ed FitzGerald

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will keep his office for a second term after winning against Cincinnati lawyer David Pepper, who  ran an extremely aggressive campaign against DeWine.

And Republican Jon Husted remains as Ohio’s secretary of state - Democratic state Sen. Nina Turner losing after a spirited campaign.

Allen Kimbrough

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

John Boehner
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All 435 seats in Congress are on the line in today's election, including a few in the Miami Valley. House Speaker John Boehner is facing Democratic challenger Thomas Poetter in Ohio’s 8th district. Poetter is an education professor at Miami University with little political experience. Boehner’s district is predominantly Republican and wraps around the north and west sides of Dayton.

Republican State Senator Bill Beagle of Ohio’s 5th district is defending his seat against Democrat Dee Gillis in a race that has become both expensive and contentious. 

Gillis has spent seven years as a Tipp City councilwoman, serving as mayor for four years. She says she’s running for state senate to make a difference.

“I want to be sure that we have good paying jobs," she says. "We need to be sure that we have good public schools that our children have what they need to make it in the world.”

Rhawnie Gonzales

Frighten up your holidays with 'edge of your seat' storytelling and holiday music in this tale spinning hour of terror from WYSO Public Radio and The Yellow Springs Tale Spinners.

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