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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Arts & Culture
1:25 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Photographer Re-creates Dayton Flood Images

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Photographer Andy Snow has done some amazing work replicating camera camera shots of photographs of the 1913 Dayton Flood.  They're part of the Dayton Art Institute's 100 year anniversary exhibit that opened this weekend. They will also be featured in a new book by Andy that will be released in March.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Andy at the media premiere of DAI's Dayton Flood Exhibit. In this interview Andy talks about how the project started and what he learned from it.

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Around the Miami Valley
6:33 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Ohio Senator Portman Talks Sequestration at WPAFB

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Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Monday.  He was there to talk about ongoing operations at the base, and how Friday’s looming sequestration cuts might affect Wright-Patt.   

Portman said the President’s proposed $85 billion dollars in across-the-board spending cuts over the next 7 months would be detrimental to national defense and what he called ‘the federal government’s vital operations. 

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon February 25, 2013

WYSO Weekend: February 24, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 24, 2013, including the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with Columbus Dispatch reporter Jessica Worman about the latest news on the looming sequester cuts.

- Jerry Kenney reports on the City of Riverside's lawsuit regarding income tax and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Employees

-Wayne Baker reports on student and faculty protests at Wilberforce University.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:11 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Riverside vs. State of Ohio on Tax Issue

The state of Ohio wants a federal judge to dismiss the city of Riverside’s lawsuit that seeks to tax civilian employees and contractors who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. 

Back in 2007, the city of Riverside announced it would begin collecting taxes on civilian employees who work on the portion of Wright-Patt that falls within Riverside city limits – that’s Area B.  Riverside’s lawsuit argues that an unconstitutional provision in Ohio's municipal income tax law prevents them from collecting taxes from those employees. 

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Health, Science & The Environment
8:04 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Glen Helen Granted Conservation Land Easement

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Antioch College says that a new conservation land easement will ensure that Glen Helen near Yellow Springs will be forever preserved and open to the public.

It's first of two phases designed to protect the popular recreational destination.  WYSO's Licensee, Antioch University was a co-granter on the easement.  Both the University and College worked with the Trust for Public Land to complete the deal. 

Nick Boutis with Antioch College is Director of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute.  He says protecting the Glen has been a priority for decades.

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