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.


4:39 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

White House to Hold AAPI Forum in Columbus Friday

Senior White House and Cabinet officials will hold a summit in Columbus, on Friday with Asian American community members from across the Midwest.  In an interview with WYSO, Cabinet Secretary Christopher Lu said the event, will cover issues like job creation and economic recovery, healthcare, education, immigration and housing.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:53 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Ohio Veteran's Children Home to Get Renovation Funds

The former Ohio Veteran's Children Home in Xenia has been awarded additional state funds for redevelopment efforts.  The state Controlling Board has approved nearly $2.8 million to pull asbestos out of buildings, improve infrastructure and demolish other structures completely.

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Statewide News
5:46 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Prescription Drug Drop-off Begins in Ohio

To help fight prescription drug abuse, the state of Ohio is making dozens of drop-off boxes available to Ohio counties for the collection of prescription drugs.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says even though prescription drug abuse is a statewide problem - Southern Ohio is the “epicenter of the abuse."  Dewine’s office is working on the program with The Ohio Department of Health, and the Drug Free Action Alliance. 

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Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon July 9, 2012

WYSO Weekend: July 8, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 8, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Niki Dakota interviews Village Fam and beat-boxer Erratic about the Village Fam Summer in Yellow Springs.

-New Ohio Guide: Zane's Trace, by Scott Spears

-Wayne Baker interviews Yellow Springs resident Jonas Bender who was recently awarded a Congressional Gold Medal for his service as a Montford Point Marine.

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London 2012: The Summer Olympics
5:06 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

At Last, Superheavyweight Finds Her Olympic Niche

Holley Mangold successfully completes the 145 kilogram "clean and jerk" lift at the trials for the U.S. Olympic women's weightlifting team in March. Mangold came to weightlifting after trying her hand at several other sports.
Jamie Sabau Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 5, 2012 9:39 pm

Near the back of the North YMCA in Columbus, Ohio, several men and women line up on a row of beat-up platforms. They take turns practicing the two lifts that make up Olympic weightlifting; the "Snatch," and the "Clean and Jerk."

The goal? To hoist large amounts of weight from the floor into an overhead position.

Among the lifters here is 5-foot-8 inch, 350-pound Holley Mangold. She is the epitome of power, in appearance, attitude and athletic ability.

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