Your WYSO Evening News Update for May 13, 2022, with Jerry Kenny:
Breastfeeding isn’t an option for everyone during formula shortage (Ideastream) — Nationwide, some parents are having trouble finding baby formula. That's leading some to question why mothers don't breastfeed, but UH Rainbow Babies and Children pediatrician Dr. Lauren Beene says that's not an option for everyone. She says some women just aren't able to produce milk, or they don't produce enough. An Ideastream Public Media search of local stores shows there is some product available on shelves at stores like Walmart and Target, but Beene says it's harder to find if you're looking for a specific brand name. She recommends trying another brand if you can't find your usual baby formula.
The Who return to Cincinnati (WVXU) — Rock band The Who returns to Cincinnati this weekend, more than 40 years after eleven people were killed during a crush to get into the arena where the group was performing. WVXU's Tana Weingartner reports for the Ohio Newsroom.
‘Eclipse season’ (WVXU) — 177 days ago, the earth passed between the sun and the moon, creating a lunar eclipse for about three and a half hours. This weekend, it happens again. Dean Regas at the Cincinnati Observatory says we're in "eclipse season." Regas said after the lunar eclipse this November, we'll go through a period with only partial eclipses. The earth's shadow will start to appear on the moon Sunday night a little before 10:30 p.m., and will be done just before 2 a.m..
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.
Desmond Winton-Finklea, an avid listener to NPR, is WYSO’s Digital Content Editor. He oversees digital communications platforms, including its websites, apps, streams, emails and social media accounts. Desmond has attended Central State University and the International College of Broadcasting. Hired directly out of school, he began working for Dayton-area television stations as a multimedia specialist and an editor of video, audio and digital content. Desmond aims to use his plethora of experience and knowledge to expand WYSO’s digital presence.