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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Military
10:30 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Conditions At Dayton VA Reflect National Problems, Growing Scandal

Dayton VA Medical Center
Credit Dayton VA

The Veteran’s Administration is at the center of a growing scandal encompassing some 26 VA Hospitals –  that have been found to have excessively long waiting lists for healthcare. Several states are accused of doctoring those waiting lists to make it look like vets were getting care faster than they were, and some families of vets are saying the situation has resulted in the deaths of their loved ones. A recent investigation by the Dayton Dayton Daily News and Cox Media detailed the situation in Ohio.  WYSO’s Jerry Kenney spoke Josh Sweigart, the reporter largely behind that report.

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Around the Miami Valley
9:39 am
Sun May 25, 2014

WYSO Weekend: May 25, 2014

In this Edition of WYSO Weekend:

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WYSO Curious
6:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Who Put The 'GON' in Oregon? WYSO Curious Pronounces The Answer

Credit Jerry Kenney

Dayton’s Oregon Historic District has a controversial aspect to it: the sound of the word. Unlike the state of Oregon, the end of which is pronounced like “begin", the proper noun used by Daytonians is pronounced Oregon—with an ending that rhymes with John. Dayton resident Jesse Clark asked WYSO Curious—why?

Why is it called the OreGON District? Why don’t we pronounce it the same way people do in Oregon state?

Jesse says he’s been trying to answer the question for quite some time.

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Around the Miami Valley
7:44 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Another Round Of Storms Move Through The Miami Valley

Storm front as seen in Xenia, off Upper Bellbrook Rd., looking Northeast, around 5:30pm, Wednesday.
Credit Lora Bowling

Just a week after a storms produced a tornado in Cedarville, a new storm-front moving though the Miami Valley has resulted in severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings for most of the area, and at least one tornado warning for Clark County. That warning expired at 6:15pm.

The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings for the following counties until 9:30 and 10:30 for most areas.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT COULD EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...

  BEAVERCREEK...SPRINGFIELD...WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB...XENIA...

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Around the Miami Valley
11:39 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Dayton Racial Justice Group Requests End To Suspensions For Young Students

The group Racial Justice Now! (RJN) will return to the Dayton Public School Board meeting Tuesday evening to follow-up on a request that the district stop out-of-school suspensions for preschool through 3rd grade students. RJN presented its initial request at last month’s board meeting.

University of Dayton Professor of Law Emeritus Vernellia Randall says the group will present  a petition with more than 14oo signatures.

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