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.

Ways To Connect

Outlook Ohio Magazine is producing a series of LGBT Wedding Expos across Ohio.  The first one comes to Dayton on Sunday, April 26th.  

Outlook President and CEO, Chris Hayes, says more than fifty vendors will be on hand at the expo, which he calls a “safe space for the community and an excellent opportunity for vendors to tap into a lucrative, emerging market.” 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: In Miami Valley StoryCorps, a mother and daughter talk sex and relationships. We’ll hear about events taking place at Central State University, and you'll hear about an eclectic outdoor market taking place in Dayton today. And we’ll throw a little music in the mix. See full details below.

Welcome to WW, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine!  On today’s program –  Amanda Wright-Lane talks about the passing of Wright family member Marianne Miller Hudec. Then, remembering the Holocaust with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. We’ll also talk to an expert on kids and social media, and the dangers that presents.

Lead Teacher, Amanda Looney (Left), fellow teachers, and kids gather at Twin Towers Head Start to eat lunch.
Jerry Kenney

It’s pretty much accepted by education researchers that preschool attendance has positive long term effects—people who go to preschool are more likely to be successful in K-12 education and to adapt socially to being around other kids. Yet, preschool numbers for Latino kids nationally and in Ohio are lower than other ethnic groups. 

The Educational Track

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Miami Valley StoryCorps, and Veterans Voices. You'll also hear about one state organization raising awareness of child abuse prevention though a social media campaign.   – see the details on those stories and more.

On today’s program –  Miami Valley StoryCorps, and Dayton Youth Radio. Also, the Diversity Task Force at Sinclair Community College is holding several events to ensure diversity stays on campus. 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:  Miami Valley StoryCorps, Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO Curious. You’ll also hear about the current state of manufacturing jobs in the Dayton region, and how some local organizations are challenging you to lower your food budgets in the week ahead. 

Dayton Weavers of Justice
Dayton Weavers of Justice

This week some Miami Valley organizations are raising awareness about hunger—by challenging residents who don't struggle with food insecurity to lower their food budgets.

Local churches and non-profits want you to find out whether you can feed yourself on $4.50 a day, or $37.50 a week, by taking the Hunger Solidarity Challenge.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio and Veteran’s Voices. We’ll also hear about one Dayton non-profit and their aim at a better world through “big’ Advertising.

Have A Gay Day, Inc.

A Dayton non-profit has launched a billboard campaign highlighting issues like LGBT homelessness and suicide.

The group, Have A Gay Day, Inc., says they have put up 13 billboard ads south of Dayton that feature slogans like “Hate is Not Holy” and “Adoption Should be Based on What’s in Your Heart.”

Founder and Executive Director Michael Knote says the ads are a simple way to bring up LGBT issues that don’t always get talked about.   

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