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
10:35 am
Sun August 28, 2011

Serving Women Veterans at the Dayton VA Center

The Dayton VA Center is the third oldest medical center in the VA system. They offer both primary and acute care services. The center is also home to a community living center and several rehabilitation programs. In 2010 the VA Center implemented a comprehensive healthcare program that offers more on-site services to female veterans, and the care they provide reaches anywhere between 1,600 and and 3,000 women.

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WYSO Weekend
10:30 am
Mon August 22, 2011

WYSO Weekend: August 21, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for August 21, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Cyber Security, the latest installment in the SOCHE Talks

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Rakesh Satyal

-This week's PoliticsOhio: GOP Looks To Compromise On Senate Bill 5, Unions Say It's Too Late by Emily McCord

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Around the Miami Valley, Education
12:26 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

Some Miami Valley School Districts Improve, Others Fall

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DAYTON, Ohio- Although the majority of the 40 school districts maintained their state report card ratings, 13 districts improved.

Among the Miami Valley school districts that improved for the 2010-11 school year were Beavercreek, Centerville, Dayton, Miamisburg, Northridge, Springboro and West Carrollton. Three districts - Kettering, Lebanon, and Newton - slipped in rating from “Excellent with Distinction” to “Excellent.”

Around the Miami Valley, Politics
12:19 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

Montgomery County Officials Make Plea for 3rd District

DAYTON, Ohio — Officials in Montgomery County are asking Gov. John Kasich to leave the 3rd Congressional District intact during the redistricting process.

Montgomery County commissioners are concerned that any further reductions of the district would negatively affect the city of Dayton and surrounding county. According to the Dayton Daily News, the commissioners believe the county would best be served by one member of Congress who could fully focus on the community and its issues.

In the 2001 redistricting, the 3rd District lost 22 percent of itself to the 8th District.

Statewide News
1:55 pm
Wed August 17, 2011

Feds Back Off Commercial Licenses for Farmers

Brian Forbes

 Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation said it was looking into whether farmers should be required to have commercial driver's licenses to operate farm machinery.  This week, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports – that decision has been made.

DOT officials announced that they won't move forward with Commercial license requirement.  Dozens of members of Congress from farm states in the Midwest wrote to the transportation department, asking that the idea be scrapped.

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