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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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon March 18, 2013

WYSO Weekend: March 17, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 17, 2013 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney reports on reaction from local Catholics about the announcement of the new pope.

-Emily McCord reports on new efforts from Senator Sherrod Brown to speed up short sales of foreclosed homes.

-Jerry Kenney reports on the cancelation of the Freedom's Call Tattoo due to sequestration cuts.

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Military
9:04 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Freedom's Call Tattoo Canceled

Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base announced they are cancelling the annual Ohio Freedom's Call Tattoo scheduled for June 28.  The cancelation is due to funding limitations associated with the federal budget sequestration.

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Education
8:35 am
Fri March 15, 2013

University of Dayton Unveils Mobile Learning Studio

The University of Dayton is unveiling their new RiverMobile, a mobile learning studio that puts the region's five rivers on 18 wheels. 

RiverMobile is a traveling exhibit converted from a semi-trailer that highlights one of our greatest local resources, the Great Miami River watershed.  the mobile unit was built by students in the University's Rivers Institute, and local donors provided a lot of support for the project. It's being unveiled this morning as part of the sixth-annual River Summit at the University of Dayton River Campus. 

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Around the Miami Valley
3:12 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Local Reaction to New Pope Selection

This week, soon after white smoke began billowing above the Sistine chapel, it was announced that Cardinal Jorge  (Hor-hey) Bergoglio (Bur-go-lee-oh) of Argentina has been chosen as the new pope.  

We spoke with Sister Angela Ann Zukowski with the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives at the University of Dayton following Pope Benedict’s resignation, and again yesterday soon after white smoke appeared above Vatican City.  She believes the choice of Cardinal Bergoglio bodes well for those looking for reform in the Catholic Church.

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Education
3:30 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Readiness Summit Readys Kids for Kindergarten

On Tuesday, Education stakeholders around the Miami Valley gathered to talk about how to better prepare youngsters for their first year at school, and as to find ways to help build skills children need to be successful later in life.

Yesterday’s Kindergarten Readiness Summit really grew out of the Common Core State Standards initiative - a state-led effort that establishes educational standards for K through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics. It’s a voluntary program but 45 states have signed on to it so far.

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