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WYSO Morning News Update: Whaley calls for gas tax suspension

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley delivers her farewell address at the downtown Dayton Metro Library.
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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley delivers her farewell address at the downtown Dayton Metro Library.

Your WYSO Morning News Update for June 23, 2022, with Mike Frazier:

  • Portman supports gun bill
    (WYSO) Ohio Senator Rob Portman has indicated that he will join several other Republicans in a bipartisan compromise to pass a gun violence bill. The legislation would increase background checks for firearm buyers ages 18-20. It would also fund grants for states to enforce or enact “red flag” laws. The bill will need at least 10 Republican votes to reach the 60-vote threshold — all Democrats in the Senate are in favor of the measure. If the legislation passes, it would be the first major firearm reform bill passed by Congress in nearly three decades.

  • Whaley calls for state gas tax suspension
    (TON) As President Biden calls for a three month suspension of the 18-cent federal gas tax, the Democratic candidate for governor is going further. Nan Whaley is suggesting Ohio suspend its 38.5-cent gas tax for six months. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

  • Transit changes in Greene County

    (WYSO) Greene CATS Public Transit is making changes to its services. The changes in price, hours, and line schedules start on July 1, 2022. WYSO’s Garrett Reesereports.

  • Child and infant vaccinations

    (WYSO) Wednesday morning, Dayton Children’s hospital held a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages six months to four years of age. This comes just a few days after the FDA granted emergency-use authorization of the vaccines for this age group. WYSO’s Claire Myreehas more.

A chance meeting with a volunteer in a college computer lab in 1987 brought Mike to WYSO. He started filling in for various music shows, and performed various production, news, and on-air activities during the late 1980s and 90s, spinning vinyl and cutting tape before the digital evolution.
Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.