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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casino, gambling
Adam Tinworth

Ohio's casino revenue took a dive at all four sites across the state in September.

The latest monthly totals released Tuesday show all four had a decline from August. Combined, the casinos also posted lower overall revenue numbers compared with September a year ago.

Casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo pulled in just over $63 million last month. That was down by $5.5 million from September 2013.

THE DAYTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL

The Dayton LGBT Film Festival, returns to The Neon Movies this weekend. It is the ninth year for the premiere LGBT event. In this interview, WYSO's Jerry Kenney speaks with Jonathan McNeil of the Neon about this year's lineup of feature-length movies, short films, documentaries and special events. 

Below is the full festival schedule from The Neon Movies:

Friday, October 10 - 7:30 - Sponsored by Square One Salon & Spa

THE WAY HE LOOKS, Brazil, Directed by Daniel Ribeiro - 95 Minutes

Jerry Kenney

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:  

Bureau of Criminal Investigations

Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has released details about the officer-involved shooting at a Beavercreek Walmart in August. That's after a special grand jury last week found no wrongdoing on the part of two Beavercreek police officers who shot and killed 22-year-old John Crawford III, a black man. The US Department of Justice is now reviewing the case. 

 27 foot 1987 Airstream Sovereign built at the Jackson Center Ohio Airstream factory.
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The trailer company Airstream has announced a major expansion at its facility in Jackson Center, Ohio, 56 miles north of Dayton. The company is investing $5.9 million dollars in the project, and its parent company, Thor Industries, says the millions they’re putting into the expansion will allow them to increase office capacity and production of their famous silver travel-trailers by 70%.

Airstream is Jackson Center’s biggest employer, according to Village Administrator Bruce Metz.

On Point’s host, Tom Ashbrook, is an award-winning journalist brought to public radio following the attacks of September 11, 2001.
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  • After a grand jury’s decision in Greene County this past week, federal investigators announced they’ll review the case of John Crawford III who was killed by police inside a Walmart store in Beavercreek on August 5th. US Attorney Carter Stewart will take part in that investigation.  I spoke with him by phone following the announcement.
  • Last weekend Antioch College students and residents of the Miami Valley piled onto buses for a whirlwind trip to the People's Climate March in New York City.
Jerry Kenney

The family of a man killed by police inside a Beavercreek Walmart are reacting to the news that a grand jury chose not to indict two police officers in the August 5 shooting. Following the announcement Wednesday from a special prosecutor, the federal Department of Justice announced it will conduct its own investigation into the death of John Crawford III.

Demonstrators pray outside the Greene County courthouse following the announcement that the Special Grand Jury won't indict officers.
Wayne Baker / WYSO

A grand jury in Greene County has found that the actions of officers involved in the Beavercreek Walmart shooting were justified. In response, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced it will investigate. 

Twenty-two-year-old John Crawford III was fatally shot by police in the store the evening of August 5th. A 9-1-1 caller reported Crawford was waving what appeared to be a rifle. Police said he didn't obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle BB-gun.

Dayton Literary Peace Price/Anne Rasmussen
Dayton Literary Peace Price/Anne Rasmussen

The winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for fiction and non-fiction have been announced and it was a big year for women writers.

Each year, Dayton Literary Peace Prizes are awarded to authors who’s stories center on peace, and social justice. Author Bob Shacochis will pick up the best fiction award for “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul.” It's a novel that ties together catastrophic events in four countries over a span of fifty years—leading to the U.S. war on terror.

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In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

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