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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Health, Science & The Environment
2:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

NOAA: Sequestration Won't Affect Severe Weather Notifications

Credit Public Domain

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, issued weather warnings this week that are credited with saving lives in Oklahoma. And it, like other government organizations, is dealing with the impact of the federal budget cuts knows as sequestration. The agency reports however, they will still maintain its critical missions.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon May 20, 2013

WYSO Weekend: May 19, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 19, 2013 including the following stories:

- In this week's PoliticsOhio, Jerry Kenney speaks with former Ohio House member Seth Morgan about the recent news that the IRS targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

- Study: Ohio Superintendents Support the Common Core, by Emily McCord.

- The Great Flood: Out of Devastation Comes Innovation

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Around the Miami Valley
6:11 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Glen Helen Welcomes Naturalist, Artist, Julie Zickefoose

Credit Julie Zickefoose

On May 17th and 18th, naturalist, author, and artist, Julie Zickefoose will be at Glen Helen for a creativity workshop and her presentation "Rooted in Ohio." Click here for details.

Last week Zickefoose spoke with WYSO's Jerry Kenney about her appearance at Glen Helen, her love of nature, home life, and more.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:32 am
Tue May 14, 2013

PoliticsOhio: Commissioner Matt Joseph on Revitalizing Dayton Neighborhoods

This week WYSO has reported on how hard the city of Dayton was hit when the mortgage crisis and great recession began more than five years ago. The resulting federal funds made available to cities like Dayton to stabilize neighborhoods, and how those funds are running out. In this week's Politics Ohio we continue our look at neighborhood stabilization; we spoke with Dayton City commissioner Matt Joseph about what other steps the city is taking to revitalize neighborhoods.

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Around the Miami Valley
2:39 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Dayton Seeks Ways to Continue Neighborhood Revitalization

Foreclosed and Vacant Home on Wabash Avenue in Dayton’s Mount Vernon Neighborhood.
Credit City of Dayton

Several legislative acts since 2008, such as the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA), and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided billions of dollars for Neighborhood Stabilization Programs across the country. From the HERA program alone, the city of Dayton, Kettering, and Fairborn together received 29.3 million dollars; of that, 19 million went to Dayton, and they’ve used about 3.5 million to purchase and rehab foreclosed homes.

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