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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Statewide News
3:02 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Algal Blooms May Take Hit From Cooler Weather, Farm Methods

The green scum shown in this image is the worst algae bloom Lake Erie has experienced in decades. Vibrant green filaments extend out from the northern shore.
Credit NASA Earth Observatory

Algal blooms are once again causing problems for lakes and streams in Ohio this summer. But farmers are combating the situation, and so far, they’re getting some help from the weather.

When rain falls on farm fields that have been treated with fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus, whatever chemicals haven't soaked deep enough into the soil, or made their way into the crops, can end up in nearby streams and lakes. That runoff is feeding nutrients to harmful algal blooms. 

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Around the Miami Valley
1:57 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Organizations Roundtable Immigration Discussion

With Congress in recess and many congressmen returning to their home districts, activist groups are taking steps to get their attention.  WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports on one groups efforts.

Hoping to get the attention of Congressman Michael Turner of Ohio’s 10th district - The Bibles, Badges and Business for Immigration Reform Network held a roundtable disccusion that featured local faith leaders, law enforcement, and members of the business community.  

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Around the Miami Valley
1:42 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Neighborhood Cleanup Inspires Residents, Fights Crime

Over the weekend, one Dayton neighborhood was the focus of a large cleanup operation. Saturday, in the Five Oaks neighborhood, volunteers, gathered along with police units and city officials to pick up trash, mow lawns and remove overgrown brush on three streets surrounding a park on Richman and Delaware streets.. 

Verletta Jackson is with Dayton Planning and Community Development.  She believes clean-up operations have a positive impact on neighborhoods like Five Oaks, and that “It really enhances and also gives the community encouragement."

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Around the Miami Valley
10:51 am
Mon August 12, 2013

WYSO Weekend: August 11, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 11, 2013 including the following stories:

- Few Voters Make Big Decisions in Off-year and Special Elections., by Jerry Kenney

- DOD Cuts Furlough Days, by Jerry Kenney

- Financial Aid Officer Larry Brickman, by Community Voices producer Seth Gordon

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Statewide News
11:51 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Few Voters Make Big Decisions in Off-year and Special Elections.

The results from Tuesday’s special election in Ohio are still unofficial as provisional and absentee ballots continue to be counted, and though it varies from precinct to precinct, and county to county, voter turnout overall was expectedly low.

Voters in 23 Ohio counties decided on 28 issues. 19 of those were school tax levies. But no matter if an issue passed or failed, it was still decided on by a reletively few number of people who had the ability to participate in the decision making process.

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