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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Arts & Culture
1:56 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

Dayton Gay Men's Chorus To Perform Harvey Milk Tribute

Artistic Director, Kathy Clark and members of the DGMC work on choreography for 'Castro' number in "I Am Harvey Milk."
Credit Sarah Caplan/WYSO

On Saturday, June 7th, 2014, The Dayton Gay Men's Chorus will present the Dayton premiere of an oratorio that reflects the life of Harvey Milk, the first elected openly gay man to hold public office in California. The work, composed by Tony nominated Andrew Lippa, weaves elements of Milk's life, from childhood to his assassination in November of 1978. 

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Around the Miami Valley
10:26 am
Mon June 2, 2014

WYSO Weekend: June 1, 2014

The Caravaggio that the Cleveland Museum of Art is restoring. The yellow tinge of an old varnish coating will be removed as part of the restoration.
Credit Cleveland Museum of Art, via David C. Barnett

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

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Around the Miami Valley
11:09 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

UD Prepares Bid For Next First Four Games In Dayton

UD upset Syracuse in Buffalo to Enter the 'Sweet Sixteen' in March
Credit Credit Chad Cooper / Flickr

The University of Dayton is preparing its bid to bring the NCAA First Four men’s basketball games back to Dayton. Last season, the Dayton Flyers went to the Elite Eight for the first time in 30 years. The First Four games and the Flyer’s recent success highlight the growing economic impact of UD basketball for the city. 

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Health
9:53 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Overdoses Still Climbing In Montgomery County

Approximately 4 million Americans try heroin for the first time each year. (Source: NIDA)
Credit www.heroinaddiction.com

Unintentional drug overdoses are still on the rise in Montgomery County: new numbers released Tuesday by public health officials show unintentional drug deaths jumped from 162 in 2012 to 226 in 2013.

Overdoses have been increasing since 2010, but officials call the 71 percent jump in deaths “unprecedented."

Bill Wharton with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County says it’s going to take everyone in the community to deal with the problem.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:47 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Police Offer Details On Officer-involved Shooting

The Dayton Police Department has released more information about the death of 45-year-old Terry Darnell Heath, who was killed during a confrontation with police on Monday night.

Around 10pm Monday, police responded to a report of an argument and stabbing in the 2300 block of Wyoming Street. They found one of the men involved in that altercation, John Hagen, who was taken to Miami Valley Hospital where he was reported to be in stable condition.

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