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.


10:54 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Tuesday, August 6th Special Election Results

Some results of Tuesday’s special election – This post will be updated as results become official.


Voters said yes to a German Twp. Parks and Recreation levy, and they also approved to two ballot issues asking voters to move forward with a joint economic development zone, and hotel district between Butler Township and the City of Vandalia.

Meanwhile, a Huber Heights school levy, failed by a wide margin.


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10:18 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

DOD Cuts Furlough Days

Turner meets with furloughed DOD civilian employees.
Credit Press Photo

On Tuesday, the Department of Defense announced that furloughs for civilian workers will be decreased from 11 days to 6.  That’s some good news for about 10,000 civilian workers at Wright Patterson Air-force Base, but one Ohio Congressman says it’s still not enough.

Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th district is Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.  This week he met with civilian Defense Department employees from Wright-Patt who have been impacted by furloughs.

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Around the Miami Valley
4:00 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Miami Valley Fair Housing Wins Appeal

The local nonprofit group has won a new trial in a federal discrimination lawsuit over an Ohio apartment listing for a "bachelor pad" for men looking to "hook up." 

On Monday, a three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower judge's ruling denying a new trial for Miami Valley Fair Housing Center.

MVFH first sued Dayton-based Connor Group in 2010 over a Craigslist ad for a Centerville apartment. The ad read: "Our one-bedroom apartments are a great bachelor pad for any single man looking to hook up."

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon August 5, 2013

WYSO Weekend: August 4, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 4, 2013 including the following stories:

- Officials Differ On Emergency Phone Alert During Yellow Springs Standoff, by Emily McCord

- Cityfolk Cancels 2014 Season, by Jerry Kenney

- Wildlife Boom in Local MetroParks, by Community Voices producer Ron Rollins

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Arts & Culture
12:11 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Cityfolk Cancels 2014 Season

Cityfolk - Ruthie Foster 2012 Festival

Cityfolk’s Board of Trustees voted Monday to suspend its 2014 season of events, but it’s not necessarily the end of the road for the arts organization. The non-profit organization says it will cancel its annual Cityfolk Festival and its educational Culture Builds Community program.

Cityfolk Board President, Matt Dunn says, “The community is generally sad. I think there was a general love of Cityfolk, both as an organization and of the festival.”

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