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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Health
11:27 am
Wed September 28, 2011

E. coli scare prompts Tyson to recall ground beef

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EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. is recalling about 131,300 pounds of ground beef that might be contaminated with E. coli.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that it became aware of the problem when Ohio health authorities reported that a family in Butler County had become ill with E. coli. Ground beef in the family's home tested positive for the bacteria.

The products being recalled include Kroger-brand ground beef; Butcher's Brand beef and generic label beef, which were all produced Aug. 23.

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Politics
7:17 am
Tue September 27, 2011

Poll numbers on SB5 shift slightly

     TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A new poll suggests that about half of all Ohioans want the new collective bargaining law repealed while a little over a third want to keep it.

Ohio voters will decide in November whether to keep the law that bans public employees from striking and restricts collective bargaining abilities for public workers.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows that 51 percent of Ohio voters say the law should be repealed while 38 percent favor keeping it in place. 

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Arts & Culture
1:21 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

Dayton Literary Peace Prizes Awarded

This year’s Dayton Literary Peace Prize winners have been announced. There were more than 70 nominees for the prizes this year. From member station WYSO in Yellow Springs, Jerry Kenney reports on who got the top spots.

Topping this year’s fiction category is Chang-rae Lee, chosen for his Novel "The Surrendered." Wilbert Rideau picked up the non-fiction prize for his prison memoir - "In the Place of Justice."  Co-founder and Director of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Sharon Rab says choosing Rideau may seem like an unusual pick.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Mon September 26, 2011

WYSO Weekend: September 25, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 25, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews John Snotty, a former serviceman now employed as a civilian at Wright Patterson Air-Force Base  about the end of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

-Jerry interviews Deborah Schultz, founder of Middfest International in Middletown about this year's event.

-An except of Juliet Fromholt's interview with local band Magic Jackson from Kaleidsoscope

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Around the Miami Valley
10:32 am
Mon September 12, 2011

WYSO Weekend: September 11, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for September 11, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews veterans from American Veterans Post 2003 in Dayton about their memories of 9-11 and how they plan to commemorate the event.

-Juliet Fromholt interviews Dayton teacher P.F. Frank about his 9-11 memories.  Hear that interview and more in WYSO's special program, A Clear Day in September

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