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
7:30 am
Mon July 12, 2010

Military Families Welcome Heroes Back Home

Last week, in a ceremony at the National Museum of the United State Air force in Dayton Ohio, Senior Airmen Tre Porfirio received the Purple Heart. On Nov. 21 2009 Tre was shot 3 times by Afghan insurgents. Those three bullets have resulted in more than 20 surgeries. Tre's recovery has involved some ground breaking medical techniques. At last night's ceremony Airmen Porfirio talked about his personal fight for life.

Porfirio says, "It's been a battle, lot a help from Community, squadron, my Girl and baby... it makes it easier."

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Health
3:19 pm
Wed July 7, 2010

HIV Program Cuts

Last week, the Ohio Department of Health announced changes to a national program that serves people living with HIV/AIDS. Changes to the Ryan White program will cut medical services, restrict eligibility, institute a services wait list, and reduce medications currently offered by the program.

Right now more than 14ooo Ohio residents living with HIV/AIDS are served by the program, but escalating costs and a projected state defecit of 16.4mil will cut that number.

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What's Working
5:35 pm
Wed June 23, 2010

Getting Vets Back to Work

The recent unemployment figure for military veterans is just under 11 percent - close to the rate for non-vets. But, for some service men and women - especially those who have experienced combat - there are other challenges in finding employment.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:59 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

Mercy Manor Changes Lives

Mercy Manor sits on a tree-lined street on Dayton's historic west side. It looks like many homes around the city, but inside, lives are being changed.

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Food
2:41 pm
Tue April 27, 2010

Feed Dayton's Urban Farming Project

Feed Dayton's Urban Farming Program began to form several years ago. It started with some test gardens that began as a way to support a local food ministry.

Ken Carmen, founder of Feed Dayton, says he learned a lot from those first test gardens. Growing up, he also learned a lot from his mom, an avid gardener. So planting and growing has been life long pursuits. That helps with the mission of Feed Dayton.

Their latest project is a 6000 square foot lot on E. Fifth Street. It's not easy to spot, but once you find it, the sight is impressive.

 

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