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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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In this week’s PO, Karen Kasler talks about legislative initiatives on opiate presciption regulations, Green energy standards being talked about at the statehouse and, up first, passage of the Ohio transportation budget which happened after some compromises in the house and senate were hammered out.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Thanks for joining us each Sunday morning, and here online. Coming up in today’s program Dayton Youth Radio and Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Almamack. We’ve also got WYSO’s occasional arts series Culture Couch. See the details below.

 

 

Miami Valley Fair Housing investigated more than 70 Fannie Mae properties from 2010, 2012, and 2014.
MVFHC

More than a dozen elderly homeowners in Dayton’s Westwood neighborhood have been selected by the nonprofit Rebuilding Together Dayton to receive home repairs for free. The event in west Dayton, Saturday April 29, is part of a nationwide annual event made possible by about 100,000 volunteers across the country. 

Rebuilding Together Dayton’s Amy Radachi says the goal of the repair program is to help elderly homeowners remain independent, and avoid moving to expensive assisted-living facilities. She says many of the homeowners chosen for repairs are longtime, stable residents.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. In today’s program, you'll hear Dayton Youth Radio, and Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will’s Almamack.  We’ll also hear stories about redemption and relocation.

The Republican bill that was to begin the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, was pulled from a congressional vote on Friday. The bill did not have the support it needed to pass. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke to Karen Kasler of the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau on where some Ohio legislators fell on the issue.

Sherrod Brown
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Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is calling for more support for people who provide caregiving services for military veterans. Brown is co-sponsoring legislation, called the Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act, that lawmakers say would offer caregivers assistance with financial aid, child care, legal counseling and other needs. 

Such services are currently only available to veterans who have served since Sept. 11, 2001. The bill would also allow military veterans to transfer their GI Bill benefits to a dependent who is also a caregiver.

University of Dayton Republicans

President Donald Trump’s approval numbers vary depending on the pollster and their methodologies. But what is clear is that both Trump’s campaign and his first two months in office have been controversial. They’ve also been politically polarizing for many people across the country, including some young Republicans in the Miami Valley.

Through Antioch College Media Arts

The 1966 film Black Girl from director Ousmane Sembène, will be shown at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs on March 4th. Sembene is considered the father of African cinema and in this WYSO Weekend extra, Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Antioch College, Charles Fairbanks, tells us a little bit about the director and the Film.

 

 

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Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program - commentary from Bob Brecha of the University of Dayton. Bill Felker has this week’s Poor Will’s Almanack and Dennis Grant with United Rehabilitation Services talks about a major expansion underway at their facility and how they’re helping more people than ever with disabilities. See full program details below.

 

YWCA Dayton

Each year YWCA Dayton celebrates women who are making a big difference in people’s lives The annual Women of Influence Awards Ceremony takes place on March 9th at the Dayton Convention Center. We spoke to YWCA CEO Shannon Isom to get more details.

 

 

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