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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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The presumptive presidential nominees have now been chosen for both the Republican and Democratic parties. Next in the political pipeline - the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in July.

For some analysis on how those conventions may play out, we spoke with Howard Wilkinson, a political news reporter with the Cincinnati Enquirer for more than 30 years. Wilkinson is now with WVXU Public Radio in Cincinnati.

Dayton Air Show

The Blue Angels will be absent from this year’s Dayton Air Show. The fan favorites have decided not to perform at several air shows, including Dayton's, after last week’s tragic crash in Tennessee—losing one of their own—Marine Captain Jeff Kuss, also known as Blue Angel #6.

Roger Doctor is the Public Safety Director for the Dayton Air Show. He says the flying unit needs time before performing again.

Lake Miller says his work in justice and equality issues largely comes from how he was raised, and the work his mother has done in her life.
Lake Miller

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, meet Lake Miller from Yellow Springs, Ohio. He'll soon be heading to college and says he'll specialize in either entrepreneurship or business management at Wittenberg University.

Lake will likely do well with either decision—even now the 18-year-old Eagle Scout is the youngest member of the national Scouts for Equality Leadership Council and he's just begun the first LGBT-friendly Boy Scout unit at Temple Israel in Dayton.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Miami Valley StoryCorps, and music from this week's Excursions with Niki Dakota. You'll also hear about a summer youth employment program at rish because of a change in state funding policy, and one young man's efforts in justice and equality here in Dayton.  See full details below.

This weekend, Dayton will host its 40th annual pride celebration with events running Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5.  WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Allison Cox, a board member with the Greater Dayton LGBT Center at MJs on Jefferson about this year's festivities and how Dayton Pride has changed in the last 40 years. 

Cox says the event has grown in its 40 year history.

In this WYSO Weekend you’ll get the details on Dayton Pride 2016. And audio highlights from Friday’s wreath laying ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse in honor of those who have lost their lives in service to our country.  Those stories and more... see details below.

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On Tuesday, Sinclair Community College began renovations on campus to create the school’s new Health Sciences Center. 

The center will be partly supported with $16 million in levy funding—okayed by voters last November. State funds, savings, and a community fundraising campaign will pay for the rest.

Sinclair spokesman Adam Murka says when the renovations are complete, the college will be able to provide more qualified healthcare professionals for the job market.

Central State University

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, Central State University's Edwina Blackwell-Clark outlines a program that will train young, minority males in coding,  3D design, and Entrepreneurship this summer. See more details below.

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In this edition of WYSO Weekend: You’ll learn how Central State University plans to teach coding and entrepreneurial skills to young males of color. And later in the program—a report on political ads and what’s coming our way. See full details below.

Fuyao Glass America
Jerry Kenney

Fuyao Glass America in Moraine is hosting another hiring event Wednesday evening—this one in Greene County.  So far the company has hired about 1400 employees from the area and hopes to fill another 500 or so positions.

Fuyao CEO John Gauthier says filling those remaining positions is becoming a challenge.

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