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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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Miami Valley Fair Housing investigated more than 70 Fannie Mae properties from 2010, 2012, and 2014.
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Recent numbers show Montgomery County home values are continuing to recover after the Great Recession.

Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith says, while commercial property values remained stable with a less than 1 percent increase, residential values are up about 6 percent. 

He says the increase in home values is good news for the housing market.

“To talk about a four-and-a-half-percent increase, yes, this is definitely good news. It reflects on the community as a whole as far as value, the overall economy of the community," Keith says. 

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine! On today's program, we new information on the opioid epidemic - a report on the overabundance of painkillers on the market and in the pipeline. Also the second feature in our Just Ask series, which looks at Ohioans living with disabilities. See more program details below.

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Approximately 30,000 people use the Greater Dayton Regional Transit system every day. RTA officials say 21 percent of those riders have a disability.

In an effort to better serve that population, RTA requires new drivers to complete an immersive, day-long training led by people with disabilities, and designed to give bus drivers personal insight into what many passengers with disabilities experience in their daily commutes.

The most recent training session took place in late June at the Access Center for Independent Living in Dayton.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine!  Today we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio, Commentary from Bob Breka and the first in our new series on living with disabilities in the Miami Valley. We've also got Culture Couch, WYSO's occasional arts series and Bill Felker has this week's Poor Will's Almanack. 

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Police K-9 units around the country have had to switch gears when it comes to using drug-sniffing dogs. That’s because powerful, synthetic opioids like fentanyl and carfentanyl are proving harmful to police officers and police dogs alike.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Today we’ll look at small town police departments and the funding challenges they face. You’ll meet WYSO’s freshman music host - 3J the DJ will join us to talk about his new show on Tuesday nights. We've got an incredible Dayton Youth Radio for you today, and later in the program Bill Felker brings us Poor Will’s Almanack. See the details below.

 

Gov. John Kasich has until midnight Friday to sign the $65 billion state budget that would not only fill a revenue shortfall, but also make some major policy changes.

On this episode of PoliticsOhio, Statehouse News Bureau correspondent Andy Chow details what's in the budget proposal.

 

And he tells WYSO's Jerry Kenney there’s at least one item in the budget that could set the stage for a veto fight.

 

Pic from right: Gail Dafler, prevention specialist Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley (GWESMV); Dawn Cooksey, director of Behavioral Health Services GWESMV;   Helen Jones-Kelley, executive director, Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Healt
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Officials with Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) say around 75 percent of people addicted to opioids first became hooked through a doctor’s prescription.

 

That high percentage prompted ADAMHS, Kroger pharmacies and Goodwill Easter Seals to collaborate on a new effort to distribute free drug-disposal bags.

 

Officials say the bags offer a safe, cost-effective and environmentally responsible solution to eliminate unwanted opioid prescription drugs.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine.  You know, all around the state public radio stations this one are covering stories that are impacting their local communities. And many of those stories reflect what’s happening across the state and the nation.  

 

Today we bring a few of those stories….

 

 

From left to right, City Manager, Shelley Dickstein; DDP President, Sandy Gudorf; Tracy Sibbing with United Way; and Montgomery County Commissioner, Dan Foley.
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Dayton officials Tuesday launched a new collaborative effort aimed at reducing the number of panhandlers in the city. The new Real Change Dayton (RCD) program encourages people to help the homeless by giving at designated locations instead of giving directly to panhandlers.

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