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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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In the last edition of PoliticsOhio, we focused on the Ohio governor's race. This week, we hear about some other political contests underway across the state. Karen Kasler from the Ohio Statehouse News Bureau provides updates on some other state races underway.   

In this interview, Kasler tells us who Frank LaRose is. The Republican state Senator just announced that he'll run in a Republican primary for Secretary of State.

 

Premier Health provider, Miami Valley Hospital
WYSO/Joshua Chenault

Officials with Dayton-based Premier Health say contract talks with UnitedHealthCare continue despite an ongoing dispute over terms. Unless an agreement is reached, nearly 70,000 Premier patients with insurance through UnitedHealth will have to find new in-network providers.

 

Negotiations recently broke down over a disagreement between UnitedHealthcare and Premier over a push by the insurance giant to rank hospitals and providers based on cost and quality. Premier officials say the tiered system discourages customers from using Premier providers.

Dayton International Festival

A World A’Fair is celebrating its 44th year in 2017. The annual event is a celebration of "the different cultures that have made the Dayton area what it is today."  There are 32 countries or ethnicities taking part in the all-weekend event, which has become one of the city's biggest festivals.  

In this WYSO Weekend excerpt, Dayton International Festival Treasurer, Wayne Gulden, talks about the work that Miami Valley residents put into the cultural festival.

 

 

Beloved Community Project of Yellow Springs

The Beloved Community Project of Yellow Springs (BCPYS) is an organization that focuses on creating and maintaining inclusive communities and promoting and participating in nonviolent actions against oppressive systems

Rev. Aaron Saari is the founding director of BCPYS and in this interview with WYSO, he talks about the project's mission and gives the details on the upcoming event called #viablenonviolence.

*Organizers are asking those who attend the event to consider bringing a carry in dish to share with others during the opening community meal at 6pm.

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio news magazine. Check out the full program details below:

The 2018 elections are still months away, but the race to replace outgoing, two-term Gov. John Kasich already has more than a few candidates.

 

The Political landscape so far:

 

On the Democratic side, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley will go up against Sen. Joe Schiavoni, former Congresswoman Betty Sutton and former state representative Connie Pillich.

 

In this edition of WYSO Weekend:

Yellow Springs Schools
Yellow Springs Schools

Each year, Yellow Springs Schools hosts winter and spring Exhibition Nights at Mills Lawn and McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School, where students from each grade (K-12) make presentations on their recent projects to families and community members. The next Exhibition Nights will take place on May 10th @ 6:00pm and at Mills Lawn on May 16th @ 5:30pm.

 

This weekend, around 900 participants, speakers and volunteers from 42 states and 11 countries will visit the city of Dayton. They’ll be in town for the International Trails Symposium - It’s the largest gathering of trail professionals in the world.

 

It’s held in a different city every other year and to talk about the Dayton event, we spoke with Brent Anslinger, the Outdoor Recreation Program Manager at Five Rivers Metroparks.

 

Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

A change-of-command ceremony at the National Museum of the United States Air Force Tuesday made official recently announced leadership changes at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Former head of the Air Force Research Laboratory Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry will head up the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the department that oversees all aircraft, engines, munitions and electronic systems in the Air Force fleet.

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