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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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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer have announced the arrests of two Ohio brothers in connection with a recent double homicide in Miami Township, near Yellow Springs.

Authorities charged 25-year-old Dustin M. Merrick with two counts of aggravated murder in connection to the deaths of William Brown and Sherri Mendenhall. The suspect’s brother, 24-year-old Bret S. Merrick, has also been charged with two counts of complicity to aggravated murder; two counts of complicity to aggravated burglary and felonious assault.

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Before Dawn Wednesday an army of volunteers will fan out across Montgomery County to count the county's homeless population.

 

Several Ohio legislators are planning to participate in an anti-abortion rally in Dayton Tuesday, ahead of next week’s March for Life, a national anti-abortion rally planned for the National Mall in Washington D.C.

 

The Dayton event is being organized by State Representative Niraj Antani (R– Miamisburg) and State Senator Peggy Lehner (R–Kettering). Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is expected to deliver the rally’s keynote address.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: More audio from the the WYSO archives with Rediscovered Radio and you’ll hear from a local teen who reflects on her k-12 experience in Dayton Youth Radio. You’ll also hear more of our interview with Veteran journalist Sid Davis.  Today he’ll give us his first-hand account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

  

Today, President Donald Trump was officially sworn-in as the nation's 45th President. On this episode of Politics Ohio, we speak with Wright State Assistant Political Science Professor, Dr. Lee Hannah about the transition of power from President Barack Obama to Trump.

We'll also get his take on what Trump's historic win in Montgomery County last November could tell us about what we may see in four years.

  

 

 

Veteran Washington journalist Sid Davis has witnessed many of the most pivotal events in recent American political history. In a run-up to his upcoming speech at the Dayton Council on World Affairs, on January 20th, Davis talked to WYSO about his distinguished career, particularly his fascinating and detailed account of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and the swearing in of President Lyndon Johnson, the state of journalism today, and his advice for President-elect Donald Trump.

Veteran Washington journalist - Sid Davis - has witnessed many of the most pivotal events in recent American political history -- including the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and the swearing into office of Lyndon Johnson on Air Force One immediately after.

 

In this WYSO Weekend: Not one, but two trips back in time with Rediscovered Radio. We’ll look at both the RTA strike and the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act and their effects on the Miami Valley. And we'll talk to a veteran journalist about his distinguished career and President-elect Donald Trump. See full details below.

 

 

A trolley bus parked at RTA headquarters in Dayton.
Pat O'Malley, RTA

As RTA drivers and mechanics prepare to return to work Friday, the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority is offering riders a “pay what you want” fare through the end of the month.

President-elect Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans are vowing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. With the federal health law in question, some Ohio lawmakers and advocates are wondering how a repeal could impact the state’s growing health care industry. 

The Affordable Care Act has led to a boom in Ohio’s health care industry, says Amy Rohling McGee, director of the nonprofit, nonpartisan, Health Policy Institute of Ohio.

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