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
12:59 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

WYSO Weekend: May 6, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 6, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with participants in Diversity Night at Garden Station, one of many activities related to the performance of the Laramie Project at Sinclair Community College.

-New Ohio Gude Tour #1: Huffman Prairie, by Aileen LeBlanc

-Jerry Kenney speaks with DeShona Pepper Robertson from Stivers School for the Arts about the upcoming summer arts camp.

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Around the Miami Valley
1:32 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Laramie At Sinclair Events Taking Place This Week

This week Sinclair Community College begins a series of events around The Laramie Project - a play that deals with the brutal 1998 kidnapping and murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.  

Events taking place this week include workshops, readings of the play, and lectures by Greg Pierotti, an associate writer and member of the Tectonic Theater Project.  In the wake of Shepard’s death, the company traveled to Laramie and conducted more than 200 community interviews.  From that - The Laramie Project was born

Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon April 30, 2012

WYSO Weekend: April 29, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for April 29, 2012 containing the following stories:

-An Introduction to the Road Trip Series, by Sandra Sleight-Brennan

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Steven Skiles, chair of the Theatre and Dance Department at Sinclair Community College about their upcoming production of The Laramie Project.

-Readings from the Dayton Metro Library: Marian Schwilk-Thomas

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Education
9:09 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Ohio Students Talk Education Policy with Lawmakers at Statehouse

There's a lot of activity at the Ohio Statehouse this week. Some of it involves students from the Ohio College Access Network and the Ohio Student Education Policy Institute (OSEPI).  They are testifying before the Senate Finance Committee - presenting their recommendations regarding Ohio education policy. Senator Chris Widener says it's the second year the group has appeared before Widener’s committee.

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Statewide News
10:34 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Local/State Film Advocates to Testify Before Ways and Means Today

This week the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University issued a report that said Ohio's tax lures for movie-makers have led to work for thousands of people, and millions of dollars in economic impact.

Today (Wednesday and Thursday) film industry advocates are at the Ohio Statehouse to talk to lawmakers about increasing the amount of tax-credits available to film-makers.  Executive Director of Film Dayton, Megan Cooper is making the trip.  Today she’ll testify before the House Ways and Means Committee about the benefits brought by the tax incentives.

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