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.

Ways To Connect

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Miami Valley StoryCorps and aviation commentary from Dan Patterson. We’ll hear from one winner of the Tecumseh Land Trust essay contest, and a shout out to WYSO's Joe Colvin – winner of this year’s Carol Baugh Cultural Heritage Award from Sinclair College.  See full details below.

In this WYSO Weekend - A 'Wicked' interview with Lisa Wagner from the Victoria Theatre Association, and we’ll tell you about the Big Love Expo taking place Sunday – a wedding expo serving the LGBT Community. And a Miami Valley mom who’s created an app for parents and kids.  See full details below.

Jerry Kenney

At El Puente Tutoring Center in the Twin Towers district in Dayton, students are preparing balloons for an experiment. Their instructor, Edgardo Santiago, is a chemical engineer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He says the experiment was inspired by a recent post he saw on Facebook that claimed gas from mixing vinegar and baking soda could be used to float birthday balloons.

“A lot of my friends were, ‘Oh yeah, this is such a great idea. I’m going to try it,’ and I’m like, I’m gonna educate you guys,” he said.

Outlook Ohio Magazine is producing a series of LGBT Wedding Expos across Ohio.  The first one comes to Dayton on Sunday, April 26th.  

Outlook President and CEO, Chris Hayes, says more than fifty vendors will be on hand at the expo, which he calls a “safe space for the community and an excellent opportunity for vendors to tap into a lucrative, emerging market.” 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: In Miami Valley StoryCorps, a mother and daughter talk sex and relationships. We’ll hear about events taking place at Central State University, and you'll hear about an eclectic outdoor market taking place in Dayton today. And we’ll throw a little music in the mix. See full details below.

Welcome to WW, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine!  On today’s program –  Amanda Wright-Lane talks about the passing of Wright family member Marianne Miller Hudec. Then, remembering the Holocaust with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton. We’ll also talk to an expert on kids and social media, and the dangers that presents.

Lead Teacher, Amanda Looney (Left), fellow teachers, and kids gather at Twin Towers Head Start to eat lunch.
Jerry Kenney

It’s pretty much accepted by education researchers that preschool attendance has positive long term effects—people who go to preschool are more likely to be successful in K-12 education and to adapt socially to being around other kids. Yet, preschool numbers for Latino kids nationally and in Ohio are lower than other ethnic groups. 

The Educational Track

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Miami Valley StoryCorps, and Veterans Voices. You'll also hear about one state organization raising awareness of child abuse prevention though a social media campaign.   – see the details on those stories and more.

On today’s program –  Miami Valley StoryCorps, and Dayton Youth Radio. Also, the Diversity Task Force at Sinclair Community College is holding several events to ensure diversity stays on campus. 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:  Miami Valley StoryCorps, Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO Curious. You’ll also hear about the current state of manufacturing jobs in the Dayton region, and how some local organizations are challenging you to lower your food budgets in the week ahead. 

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