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.


Around the Miami Valley
3:12 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Local Reaction to New Pope Selection

This week, soon after white smoke began billowing above the Sistine chapel, it was announced that Cardinal Jorge  (Hor-hey) Bergoglio (Bur-go-lee-oh) of Argentina has been chosen as the new pope.  

We spoke with Sister Angela Ann Zukowski with the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton following Pope Benedict’s resignation, and again yesterday soon after white smoke appeared above Vatican City.  She believes the choice of Cardinal Bergoglio bodes well for those looking for reform in the Catholic Church.

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3:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Readiness Summit Readys Kids for Kindergarten

On Tuesday, Education stakeholders around the Miami Valley gathered to talk about how to better prepare youngsters for their first year at school, and as to find ways to help build skills children need to be successful later in life.

Yesterday’s Kindergarten Readiness Summit really grew out of the Common Core State Standards initiative - a state-led effort that establishes educational standards for K through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics. It’s a voluntary program but 45 states have signed on to it so far.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon March 11, 2013

WYSO Weekend: March 10, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 10, 2013 including the following stories:

-Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on reaction to Gov. Kasich's proposed increase on oil and natural gas drilling.

-Wayne Baker reports on Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's visit to Clark County to recognize a business that's keeping jobs in Ohio.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon March 4, 2013

WYSO Weekend: March 3, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 3, 2012 including the following stories:

-Ohio Senator Portman Talks Sequestration at WPAFB, by Jerry Kenney

-Local Healthcare Providers Weigh Pros and Cons on Medicaid Expansion, by Jerry Kenney

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12:26 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Local Healthcare Providers Weigh Pros and Cons on Medicaid Expansion

Debate continues over Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed expansion of Medicaid - outlined in his state budget plan last month.  Conservatives say its big government - Democrats like increased medical coverage for the poor and disabled. As WYSO's Jerry Kenney reports, both pros and cons surrounding the expansion will affect services provided by local medical professionals and organizations.

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