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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There are estimates that say one out of 3 adjunct teachers across the country are living in poverty, and the summer months, when most students are on break, are especially tough.

To counter that seasonal economic downturn, 14 Dayton artists are hosting a one-night-only, pop-up art event called Feed the Adjuncts. 

In the following interview from WYSO Weekend, artist and adjunct teacher, Colleen Kelsey, paints a picture of the local landscape for part-time teachers which includes a look at some of the financial challenges adjuncts face. 

On today’s program, a zombie invasion in the WYSO studios.... You’ll hear about our brand new podcast – Zombie High School which premiered this weekend.  On the flip side, you’ll learn how a renovated theater in Miamisburg is breathing new life into businesses there. You'll also find out how some local adjunct teachers are artfully getting the word out about challenges they face while teaching part-time. See details below. 

A bill moving through the Ohio senate would allow victims of violent crimes to register to vote anonymously, but the bill could do much more than that, according to some.

Artist rendering of Fuyao Moraine after construction is completed.
Fuyao Glass America

Workers at the Fuyao Glass America plant in Moraine have filed a list of complaints with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. In a May 5th letter to OSHA, eleven Fuyao employees detailed strong allegations of safety hazards allegedly present in Moraine plant.

Oakwood Historical Society

Dayton History and Carillon Brewing Company will soon launch the production of its own selection of wine. The announcement comes as Dayton History gears up for its annual wine and food celebration, Fluers de Fete on Sunday, May 15th.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Wine, women, and song… as WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota talks funk with our very own Radio Basim and their special guest on Excursions this week.  And Dayton History is getting ready to launch their own wine production. You'll hear about that, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s art series Culture Couch. See details below.

  • Women’s Voices from Dayton Correctional Institution.

Donald Trump
Michael Vadon / Flickr/Creative Commons

Now that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich have suspended their presidential campaigns, Republicans are at a crossroads as they decide whether or not to coalesce around the apparent republican nominee Donald Trump.

After Kasich suspended his campaign Wednesday, Republican Beavercreek City Councilman Brian Jarvis said the governor ran a “straight forward campaign” that matched his personality. Jarvis also said he believes the GOP will now coalesce behind Donald Trump.

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The overdose death of a pregnant woman in Clark County this week is yet another reminder of the growing epidemic of drug addiction.  In 2015, there were 73 drug overdose deaths in Clark County, almost double from the previous year.  Almost all of them were related to heroin or fentanyl, a much stronger drug than heroin.  Officials say buyers often don't know which one they're getting.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and a national labor union representative held a press conference Tuesday to announce their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

At the former Harrison Radiator Plant in Moraine, Mayor Whaley and National AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler called on congress to “reject the deal.”

Shuler argues that the trade deal is a big loss for union and non-union workers in the U.S. She also says some of the countries involved in the agreement have high rates of human rights violations against women.

listeria
Foodsafety.gov

Trouble for the Dole Food Company processing plant in Springfield began in January of this year when listeria contamination in some of their pre-packaged salads caused illness in at least 19 people in the U.S., killing one Michigan man. 14 people in Canada became ill and 3 deaths there are still under investigation.

 

Reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have surfaced that indicate the company knew about listeria contamination at its Springfield plant as far back as 2014. Now the U.S. Department of Justice is involved.

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