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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.

Ways to Connect

Jerry Kenney

The empowerment of women and eliminating racism is the central mission of the YWCA of Dayton. But, if that’s the end-goal, their real story lies in the day-to-day details of what they actually do. In this interview with WYSO, CEO Shannon Isom tells us a little bit more about the organization’s daily efforts to serve thousands of people in the Dayton area. Our interview begins with some historical context on the YWCA.

 

In this week's program, we’ll be flying high in WYSO’s occasional art series, Culture Couch. WYSO’s Juliet Fromholt talks with Jonathan McNeal of the Neon Movies about a special event coming up next week - a live in-theater screening of the film Short Bus. And we’ll talk with Shannon Isom of the YWCA Dayton about their efforts to battle domestic violence. See full details below.

 

Trump Rallies Crowd in Springfield

Oct 27, 2016
Dan Gummel

Presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Springfield Thursday. He spoke before a crowd of about 5,000 at the Champions Center Expo.

In his speech, Trump called for a change of leadership in Washington, saying "this election is for the heart and soul of America.”

If elected, the candidate promised to repeal and replace Obamacare. Trump told the crowd, "In Ohio, another 5 companies are dropping out of Obamacare.  Good luck in negotiations folks. That means that all the residents will be getting cancelation notices very soon."

 

Jerry Kenney

For almost thirty years the GM truck assembly plant in Moraine was woven into the fabric of the surrounding community – that is, until 2008, when it shut down, leaving 2400 workers without jobs.

The building sat empty for almost six years. Finally, things started to look up. First, several small companies moved in. Then, more good news. In early 2014, global Chinese glass manufacturing giant Fuyao announced plans to buy GM’s old plant – bringing hundreds of badly needed jobs back to the Miami Valley.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, the home of WYSO produced news and features! On today’s program, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and WYSO’s occasional art series, Culture Couch. See full details below.

 

The two major party candidates - Trump and Clinton - have dominated the daily news cycle since receiving their party's nominations in July. This week we spoke with Dan Zink, development coordinator for the Ohio Libertarian Party in Montgomery County about their presidential hopeful, Gary Johnson.

 

 

 

Community Solutions

Community Solutions (CS) was founded in 1940 as Community Service Inc., by engineer and educator Arthur Morgan. Today it still holds true to the mission it began then: to promote interest and understanding in the need to consciously develop the full possibilities of community life in small towns, rural areas and cities.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend! On today’s program, we’ve got Dayton Youth Radio and Politics Ohio.  You’ll also hear how two organizations that support entrepreneurs are merging in order to expand their services. See full details below.

 

At Wednesday’s Dayton City Commission meeting, local residents expressed their growing frustration surrounding Garden Station. The downtown Dayton community garden was once a high-crime area that volunteers spent eight years renovating.

 

The city-owned land between 3rd and 4th streets along Wayne Avenue is now part of a development deal with Kentucky-based Weyland Ventures, formerly City Properties Group.

 

Dayton LGBT Film Festival

The 11th annual Dayton LGBT Fim Festival takes place at the NEON Movies in downtown Dayton this weekend, Oct 7th - Oct 9th. Feature films, documentaries, and short films highlight this 3-day event.

WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with NEON Manager, Jonathan McNeal to get the details.

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