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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Around the Miami Valley
8:20 am
Thu August 4, 2011

Joint Drug Roundup Arrests 44 People

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HAMILTON, Ohio – Secret indictments passed down by the Butler County grand jury on Monday led to a joint drug roundup operation that has arrested a total of 44 people on felony charges.

Some arrests were made in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Fostoria, however most took place in Butler County. The roundup is the result of numerous undercover drug operations over the past year.

Politics
12:14 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Congressional Recess Causes FAA Shutdown

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has headed home without authorizing roughly 2.5 billion dollars of construction funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.

As a result, for the next five weeks the FAA can’t collect $1.2 billion in aviation taxes and almost 4,000 furloughed FAA workers are jobless.  The FAA’s web-site Associated General Contractors (AGC) estimates that 70,000 workers in construction and related fields will be affected.

Around the Miami Valley
12:52 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Energy Deal Could Save Miami School District Taxpayers

Last week, Southwestern Ohio Educational Purchasing Council and DPL Energy negotiated a deal they say improves and extends an existing contract and locks in a lower energy rate through June of 2014.

The agreement affects some 80 educational institutions, including 73 local school districts.  The deal is also expected to save tax payers some money.

A report in the Dayton Daily News says the agreement could save local school districts around $11.5 million in energy costs over four years.

Around the Miami Valley
12:39 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

Phil Beaudoin Comments on Crash and Pilots

SPRINGFIELD — Phil Beaudoin, president of Wright “B” Flyer Inc. commented on the deaths of two of the program's volunteer pilots this weekend. The crash happened during a test flight of the Wright “B” Flyer’s Silver Bird on Saturday morning.

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WYSO Weekend
10:30 am
Mon August 1, 2011

WYSO Weekend: July 31, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 24th, 2011 containing the following stories:

-An interview in Cornad's Corner with Yellow Springs poet Janeal Ravndal

-Commentator Julie Zickefoose reflects on nature and social media in My Enormous Egg

-StateImpact Ohio's Ida Lieszkovszky reports on school vouchers.

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