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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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Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 24, 2013, including the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with Columbus Dispatch reporter Jessica Worman about the latest news on the looming sequester cuts.

- Jerry Kenney reports on the City of Riverside's lawsuit regarding income tax and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Employees

-Wayne Baker reports on student and faculty protests at Wilberforce University.

The state of Ohio wants a federal judge to dismiss the city of Riverside’s lawsuit that seeks to tax civilian employees and contractors who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. 

Back in 2007, the city of Riverside announced it would begin collecting taxes on civilian employees who work on the portion of Wright-Patt that falls within Riverside city limits – that’s Area B.  Riverside’s lawsuit argues that an unconstitutional provision in Ohio's municipal income tax law prevents them from collecting taxes from those employees. 

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Antioch College says that a new conservation land easement will ensure that Glen Helen near Yellow Springs will be forever preserved and open to the public.

It's first of two phases designed to protect the popular recreational destination.  WYSO's Licensee, Antioch University was a co-granter on the easement.  Both the University and College worked with the Trust for Public Land to complete the deal. 

Nick Boutis with Antioch College is Director of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute.  He says protecting the Glen has been a priority for decades.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 17, 2013 including the following stories:

-Ohio Could See More Federal Support For Manufacturing, by Emily McCord

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In this WYSO Weekend preview, For Love Of Children's President Beth Mann talks about what their organization is doing to ease the foster care experience for kids, and what other steps they're taking to help these children transition into adulthood.

You can here WYSO Weekend Sunday mornings at 10:30.

According to reports, more than 200 people showed up last night at the Miami Township Board of Trustees meeting in Montgomery County. At issue is the fate of the Miami Twp. Police Department.

The local fraternal order of Police say they were told the township was considering contracting out Police Services to Montgomery County.  At last night’s meeting, it appears the Trustees put those fears to rest, saying they never pursued contracting with Montgomery County, and they were focused on securing funding for existing police force.

Miami Township deputy police chief John DiPietro has been fired over actions last year involving the jail decontamination of a 17-year-old girl.

Trustees voted Wednesday to terminate after hours of testimony in disciplinary hearings that began last year. He had been on paid administrative leave since October.

A sizable crowd is expected tonight in Miami Township in Montgomery County at the board of trustees meeting. At issue is the fate of the police department. In May, voters there will be asked to vote on a 5.25 mill police levy, and a 3.5 mill fire renewal levy for fire services.

When Miami Twpship Trustees approved those measures several weeks ago,  they also talked about the possibility of contracting out Twp. police services.  Now Miami Twp. Police officers are trying to find out where they stand. 

On Monday February 11th, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will step down at the end of the month, for health reasons.  While the resignation is significant for its rarity, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports that it could be a sign of the times.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 10, 2013, including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney reports on the latest news from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in regards to looming sequestration cuts.

- Jerry Kenney reports on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

- Ohio Food and Farming Conference Draws Near

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